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Skills - Interviews - P's & Q's

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INTERVIEWING P's

  • Pursue pertinent company information
  • Prepare answers and personal presentation
  • Practice two types of responses: 1) General - to serve all interviews, 2) Customized - for a particular employer
  • Practice again and again and again and yet again!

 

INTERVIEWING Q's: Qualities Interviewers Seek

Personality:
Be genuine, self-confident, pleasant, honest. Be yourself!

Articulation:
Answer questions quickly and candidly, clearly and concisely.

Alertness:
Make answers and questions relevant and intelligent - LISTEN!

Enthusiasm:
Be enthusiastic, optimistic with approriate amount of eagerness.

Maturity:
Express clear professional goals. Know what you want. Conduct yourself as if determined to get the targeted job.

Motivation:
Show initiative/incentive through interest in job opportunity.

Compatibility:
Express, through behavior, your ability to get along with others.

Preparation:
Know relevant company info: location, products, and general knowledge about its business purpose. The more you know, the greater the impression!

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