• Job Interviews
     

    Job Interviews are a chance for you to sell yourself to a prospective employer.  Show why you are qualified, and why you have the kind of personal qualities that they are looking for. 

    Here are some tips:

     

    Dress appropriately!! You need to make a good first impression.  Here are some do's and don'ts:

    Job Interview Dress Do’s

    Job Interview Dress Don’ts

    Clean and wrinkle free clothing

    Dirty or wrinkled clothing

    Minimal jewelry and make-up

    Big jewelry, visible piercings, and bright makeup

    Neutral colored clothing (black, navy, brown)

    Too many colors

    Collared shirt and tie for men

    T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

    Dress shoes

    Sneakers, flip flops, open toed shoes

    Conservative clothing that is not revealing

    Revealing or low cut clothing

    Dress pants or skirt

    Jeans

    Well groomed hair

    Messy hair or hats

     

    Things to think about during an interview:

    **Always shake hands with your interviewer

    **Maintain good eye contact

    **Maintain good posture

    **Be friendly

    **Be confident

    **Be yourself

     

    Be prepared for these common interview questions:

    Why should we hire you?

    Why do you want to work for this company?

    What are your strengths?

    What are your weaknesses?

    How do you handle stress?

    What would your former employers say about you?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    What relevant experience do you have for this position?

     

    After they ask you questions, it will be your turn to ask questions.  Have a few questions prepared, such as these examples:

    What kind of orientation and training is available to new employees?

    Can you describe an ideal employee for this organization?

    What do you consider the strengths of this organization?

    What are the next steps in the interview process?

    What are the prospects for advancement/promotion?

     

    After the interview, thank the interview and shake hands again.  Write a short thank you note to the interviewer and drop it in the mail.  Good luck!