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Title: Preparing for the Interview


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  • Preparing for the Interview

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Tip 1 Learn All You Can About the Company
  • Go online
  • Visit the company

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Tip 2 Gather Important Documents
  • Multiple copies of your resumé
  • Copies of diplomas, Awards, certificates,
    Transcripts
  • Drivers license
  • Social Security Card
  • Letters of Reference

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Tip 3 Know Where to Go
  • Drive to the interview site ahead of time
  • Allow an extra ten minutes on the day of the
    interview
  • If someone drives you, have them stay in the car

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Tip 4 Dress for Success
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Tip 4 Dress for Success
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Percent of Employers Negatively Influenced by

Clothing Handshake Unusual Hair Color Obvious
Tattoos Body Piercing Unusual Hair Style
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Tattoos
  • The top five reasons both men and women gave for
    tattoo removal
  • 58 just decided to remove it.
  • 57 suffered embarrassment.
  • 38 new job/career.
  • 37 problem with clothes.
  • 25 experienced stigma.

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Body Piercing
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Tattoos
  • The reasons people get tattoos
  • 44 wanted to feel unique.
  • 33 wanted to feel independent.
  • 28 wanted to bring attention to a particular
    life experience.
  • The researchers write that one out of four
    American adults aged 18 to 30 has a tattoo.
  • In both studies, the main reason for wanting to
    get rid of a tattoo was that people had a "shift
    in their identities," and wanted to do away with
    the past.

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Tattoo Good Idea or Not?
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Tip 5 Edit Social Networking Sites Blogs
  • Do not post anything that would make a pastor,
    priest, or parent blush
  • If you have inappropriate content, remove it
    before a job interview
  • 77 of employers check-out applicants online.

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Tip 5 Edit Social Networking Sites Blogs
Source Cooper Anderson Talk Show airing March
6, 2012.
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Tip 6 Practice Common Interview Questions
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • What did you dislike about your previous job?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What are your future plans?
  • Describe a challenging situation and how you
    overcame it.
  • What are you passionate about?
  • How do you handle stress?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

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Tip 7 Practice Your Introduction Handshake
Pleased to meet you, Mr. Smith. I am John Q.
Student.
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Top 12 Characteristics Wanted in Workers
  • Report to work every time scheduled, on time, and
    ready to work.
  • Show initiative do what needs to be done
    without being asked
  • Be well groomed and keep work station clean and
    neat
  • Treat customers politely and keep them happy
  • Concentrate on what you are doing
  • Be honest

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Top 12 Characteristics Wanted in Workers
  • Develop good communication skills ask
    questions have an outgoing, friendly personality
  • Be eager to learn new things about the job
  • Have a great attitude towards others and work
  • Get along with others
  • Do quality work
  • Follow the rules

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Interview Practice Questions
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