Job Interview Process

by John Hosch

Before the Interview

  • Conduct some research on the company you are applying for.
  • Know how you are going to dress.
  • Find out where you are going.
  • Get there about 5-15 minutes early.
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During the Interview

  • Introduce yourself with a firm handshake to the interviewer
  • Don't forget to make eye contact.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and possibly examples of your work.
  • Should arrive about 5-15 minutes early
  • ask questions such as when will I hear back from you and ask what a typical work day is like.
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5 common interview questions and tips on how to answer them

  • Tell me about yourself.
Keep your answer short and don't go on about every detail in your life. Focus on personal achievements that apply to the job.

  • What do you know about the company?
Conduct research about the company before you get there and tell them what you know about it.

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
For your strengths tell them something that applies to the job and for your weakness make sure that it doesn't affect the job.

  • Why did you leave your last job?
Don't criticize your old workplace or the managers. Say something to affect of the job didn't fit me very well.

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
Answer this to make it sound like you have goals and see yourself gaining experience but don't tell them that you want to be the CEO in the next five years.

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After the Interview

  • Tell the interviewer thank you for your time.
  • Send the interviewer a thank you letter
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Dress For the Interview

  • Dress one step above the people that work there.
  • Don't wear jeans.
  • Wear neutral colors.
  • A suit is not always necessary.
  • Don't wear excessive jewelry, perfume, or cologne

Interview Don'ts

  • Don't speak negatively about previous employers.
  • Don't speak negatively about yourself.
  • Don't act you are desperate for employment
  • Don't chew gum.
  • Don't fidget or play with things like pens.
  • Don't bring your cell phone into an interview.
  • Don't be late.
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