2. Explainthe nature of structured,
unstructured, stress, group, and virtual
How to prepare and participate
effectively in a job interview.
Prepare effective answers to questions
often asked in job interviews, including
illegal interview questions.
3. The job interview is perhaps the last step
before being hired for a job. Succeeding in an
interview, is to get the job you requested. However,
if that was not the result, learning from these
experiences can help you improve for future
interviews. In this decade, the applicant must be
prepared for a long distance interview, because
cyber o video interviews are now a reality. In a job
interview it’s important for you to demonstrate your
skills and perform you job efficiently ones you have
been selected for the job.
5. Suggest a preliminary phone conversation
with the interviewer to establish rapport.
Arrive early and familiarize yourself with
Concentrate on projecting strong
nonverbal skills: speak clearly, don’t slow
down, be centered in the camera frame,
sit straight, look up and use gestures to
6. The success of any interview depends
on the communication skills of the
participants and how strongly each
wants to practice them.
7. 1. Study the Prospective Employer
Status in the industry
Latest stock market quote
Recent news and developments
Scope of the company
Products and services
8. When gathering information about the
company you should also look for
information about the job you are seeking:
Probable salary range
Career path of the job
9. 2. Study Yourself
3. Plan Your Appearance
Your fingernails, shoes, and hair, must be clean
and well kept.
Wear appropriate footwear, and select
appropriate clothing for the interview.
Females should avoid heavy makeup, and select
Avoid smoking, drinking, or wearing heavy
11. 4. Plan Your Time and Materials.
Resume & cover letter
Company’s employment Transcripts & training
List of references Certificate of good
Letters of recognition Letters of
and achievements recommendation
12. A job interview is probably the most
important face to face interaction you
could ever have.
When preparing for an interview, you
should gather all the question you can
possible find, and think about how you
would answer them.
13. Make a list of key points that you want to
Be prepared to answer standard interview
Why do you want to join our company?
Why do you think you're the right person for
14. Be prepared to answer behavioral
Describe a time you worked well under
What was the most difficult problem you had to
overcome in your last job? How did you cope
Be prepared to demonstrate logical
thinking and creativity.
15. Be prepared to discuss salary and benefits.
Be knowledgeable of interview questions
that might lead to discriminatory hiring
“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) and Fair Employment Practices Guidelines, state
clearly that an employer cannot discriminate against a
job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, age,
religion, national origin, or disability.”
16. National origin and religion:
“You have an unusual accent; where were you
What religious holidays will require you to miss
What year did you graduate?
Could you provide us a copy of your birth
17. Disabilities, health conditions, and physical
characteristics not reasonably related to the
Do you have a disability that would interfere with
Have you ever been injured on the job?
How much alcohol do you consume in the
Are you taking any prescription drugs?
18. Marital status, spouse’s employment, or
Are you married?
Who is going to watch your children?
Is your spouse employed?
Do you plan to have children?
Arrests or criminal convictions that are not
related to the job:
Have you ever been arrested other than for traffic
19. Be prepared to ask the interviewer questions.
What is a typical day like in this job?
What type of people would I be working
Would you describe the initial training
program for people in this position?
When do you expect to make your
decision about the position?
Notas do Editor
Knowing a little about the organization can help the candidate in the interview. No knowledge indicates insincerity; the interviewer should not waste time providing the candidate with information that should have been gathered before the interview.Name: why and when was it originated and what does it mean.Status in the industry: how many employees it haves? Study its sales and were does it stand compared to other companies.Latest stock market quote: be familiar with its current statistics and market trends.Recent news and developments: read articles in which the company is featured, its products, etc.Scope of the company: if it’s local, national, or international.Corporate offices: know the names of the people involved in the management of the company, the chairperson, president, executives, etc.Products and services: study what the company offers, what market it targets.
Job title: and its entry level position.Job qualifications: the specific knowledge and skills required for the job.Probable salary range: you can compare salaries with other firms and its average pay.Career path of the job: study the type of opportunities it will give you in the future.
Study Yourself:Knowing the essentials about the company and the job you’re applying for, will allow you to know what type training programs the company has to offer. This can allow you to compare you qualifications and the ones required for the job, and can help you in the process of updating your résumé.Plan Your Appearance:First impression is the most important quality. A decision is made in the first two minutes whether you are the right candidate or not.
Plan Your Time and Materials:You should never be late to a job interview. If something happens and you cannot make it to the interview you should call and apologies. Plan your time so you can arrive early and mentally review the things you plan to accomplish. You should bring a portfolio containing
Be prepared to demonstrate logical thinking and creativity: you can be asked to solve brain teasers and riddles, create some kind of art, solve complex business problems, etc.
Be prepared to discuss salary and benefits: the interviewer should be the one to initiate this topic. You should know the general range for someone in this position and your qualifications so that your response can be reasonable.