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The ONLY way we get more skilled is to practice. Practicing saying things out loud by yourself, with a friend, or record on your mobile device. On the following slides you will be either be:
• asked a question,
• posed a questions you could ask a potential employer, or
After you respond the next slide lists a hint for you to gauge the effectiveness of your response.
For those responses that were effective, congratulations! For those responses you would like to reconsider just go back a slide and try a different response which is more in line with the hint.
Avoid restating your resume. Be a good sales person—think what benefits the employer would receive. Use specific examples of behavior that would benefit the interviewing organization, also share some of your personal interests. Don’t overdo “me” do focus on “we”.
You need to think through your preferences in this area? The right job for you requires selling your capabilities and carefully selecting the right company. Be specific with what management style fits your personality and those that don't.
Most interviews end with: What questions do you have for me? 10 minutes has usually been allotted for your questions. This is your time to ask those 3-5 questions that are critical for your decision to accept a job if offered. No or vague questions show a lack of interest and preparation. You will be evaluated on the type of questions you ask. Take this seriously, the interviewer will.