The Job Interview Process

by:Cindy Arreola

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Before the Interview

  1. You need a good nights rest so that you won't be sleepy or tired before your interview
  2. You could ask them who will be interviewing you.
  3. Practice with someone else what you're going to say, and/or how you're going to answer the questions they ask you
Interview Tips - What You Need To Do Before You Interview
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During the Interview

1. You should shake the employers hand before and after firmly.

2. You should arrive about 10 or 5 minutes before the interview.

3. Bring your resume and cover letter with your contact information and your references contact info.

4. Always ask questions, or restate something that they told you before.

What Not To Do During A Job Interview
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5 common Interview questions and tips on how to answer them

1. What are your weaknesses?

-minimize your weakness and empower them by mentioning your strengths.

2. Why should we hire you?

-If you know what they are looking for and tell them about the qualities you have to be able to perform that job.

3.Why do you want to work here?

-Don't just make them think your just sending out resumes because there are openings available. Be honest with them and tell them why you really want to work there, and what you want to achieve.

4. what can you do that the other candidates can't do?

-Now think of this one carefully. Why are you unique? What can you do to maybe improve their company or make it better?

5. Why did you leave your last job?

-Make a list of accomplishments you've made, and focus on that and end it with a " i'm ready for another challenge."

Top 10 Job Interview Questions and Answers
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After the Interview

When you say goodbye, make sure you say "nice meeting you again," and shake their hand firmly. (not to tight or lose.)

-Make sure after the interview, you send a thank you note thanking them for taking you into consideration for the positon.

Job Interview Tips (Part 7): Write a Great Thank You Note

Dress for the Interview

For girls: wear a knee length skirt, preferably black, or a dress and a nice shirt with a blazer.

For boys: you should wear a nice black suit with white tie and black shoes.

Professional Dress for Men and Women

Interview Do's and Don'ts

  1. Don't wear bright colors
  2. When they ask you to tell them more about yourself, don't ramble on about your personal life
  3. Don't look around the room. Have good eye contact.
Top 10 Do's and Don't in an Interview