Job Interview Process

Riley Schliep

Before the Interview

Get a good night sleep

Dress nice for the job your interviewing for

Research the company

Get some questions together that you can ask the interviewer

Tailor the answers that you will give to the company your applying for

Plan your route so you aren't stressed from traffic

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During the Interview

Be confident in what you say, Shake hands firmly only if a hand is offered to you first.Maintain eye contact. Give honest, direct answers. Give a particular strength that goes along with the job. Ask interviewer about responsibilities and day to day activities.
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5 Common Interview Questions

What are your Weaknesses?

Minimize your weaknesses and emphasize strengths

Why should we hire you?

Summarize your experiences

Why do you want to work here?

Looking for you've given some thought not just looking for openings

What are your goals?

Talk about short term goals

Why did you leave your last job?

Give your answer in positive context

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After the Interview

If you want the job, say so! Ask when the employer plans to make a decision. Shake hands with him/her. Indicate a time when the employer can contact you.
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When and how to follow-up after a job interview

Dressing for an Interview

Dress for the job your interviewing for. Where a suit generally. Your suit should fit comfortably so that you look and feel your best. Avoid loud colors. Make sure you have fresh breathe. Hair should be neat and out of your face.
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Don'ts

Don't make excuses. Don't make negative comments about a past employer. Don't falsify material on an application. Don't make negative remarks about yourself. Don't treat the interview casually. Don't give the impression your only there for the money. Don't chew gum or smoke before the interview.
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Interview Dos and Don'ts