Job Interview Process

Bailey Bryant

Before the interview

There are a lot of things you should do to prepare you for your job interview.

  • Go over questions with someone to get used to being interviewed
  • prepare specific answers to questions, so you know what to say to the employer
  • Research the company, employees, job requirements etc to learn what the employer expects of you to do

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During the interview

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What sort of things should you do during the interview?

  • You should greet the employer with a firm handshake (not too firm though)
  • Always be on time, you might want to arrive 10-15 minutes early but don't go until you were asked to be there
  • You will want to bring a copy of your resume, along with any recommendation letters in case the employer will want to see them
  • Ask questions about the company for example "If I were to be in this position, what would my top priority be?"
How to act in an interview

5 Common Interview questions and tips on how to answer them

Tell me about yourself

  • To answer this question, talk about some work experiences you have gone through or volunteer work you have been apart of
What is your greatest strength?

  • To answer, you will want to try and talk about strengths that are most important to the type of job you are interviewing for
Why should we hire you?

  • To best answer this question, explain details and skills of the type of work you can do and how you can help make this job the best out of all the other candidates
How do you handle stress and pressure?

  • You will want to give an example of how you have handled stress well and that will show that you are capable of handling the job
What are your goals for the future?

  • Answer by saying how if you get the job that you will want to grow and contribute to the company as you work there

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After the interview

  • Send thank you notes to the interviewer about how you thanked them for their time and patience
  • If you haven't heard from the interviewer, it's okay to email or call politely and ask them about their decision
  • If you didn't make the impression you wanted, follow up information would be a good idea to tell the interviewer about and how you will provide it to them to help with their decision
  • If rejected, thank the interviewer for their time and ask them if they have any feedback to give to you about the interview

Dress for the interview

How to Dress For a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

Tips on how to dress for an interview (men and women)

Men

  • business casual (nice shirt and khaki pants)
  • business formal (nice suit with tie)
  • dress shoes for either
Women

  • business casual (nice dress pants, some makeup, a little bit of jewelry)
  • business formal (dress suit, little makeup, no jewelry)
  • dress for the job



Interview Don'ts

  • Don't chew gum during an interview
  • Don't rely on your resume to sell your appearance on
  • Don't tell jokes during the interview
  • Don't be soft spoken
  • Don't say anything negative about past employers or employees
  • Don't have your phone on ring, and do not look at it during the interview no matter what
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