Job Interview Process

By: Kenzie McNeel

Before the interview:

  • Know who you are: strengths and skills
  • Know who they are: research company and position interviewed for
  • Review your resume: know what's on it, be able to talk about why your experiences make you fit for the position

During the interview:

  • Turn off cell phone
  • Eye contact
  • Be honest if you don't know an answer
  • Ask questions
  • Shake hands and smile

5 Common Interview Questions

  1. Tell me a little about yourself. -- No personal life, fit to the position, work history tied in with position
  2. What's your greatest strength? -- Find most interesting, most important to the position
  3. Why do you want to work here? -- Analyze employer, analyze job
  4. Why should we hire you? -- Analyze job description, analyze experiences and accomplishments, answer how you meet the requirements
  5. What do you know about us? -- Visit employer website, google employer's name

After the Interview:

  • Write a thank you letter
  • Do a follow-up

Dress for the Interview

  • Dress professional
  • NO jeans
  • Avoid perfume or cologne

Interview Don'ts

  • Don't make negative comments about past employers
  • Don't falsify answers to questions or falsify your application
  • Don't chew gum or smell like smoke