Would you rather eat a pizza topped with gummy worms or a hamburger with cotton candy buns?
- Pizza topped with gummy worms
- Hamburger with cotton candy buns
Would you rather have the ability to teleport anywhere in the world instantly or have the power to speak and understand every language fluently?
- Teleport anywhere in the world instantly
- Speak and understand every language fluently
Would you rather always have to hop on one foot or have to skip everywhere you go?
- Always have to hop on one foot
- Have to skip everywhere you go
In one word, describe how you feel about interviewing?
Think of questions beforehand to ask the interviewer. Do research on the company and dress appropriately. Be honest and stay confident!
Preparation: Research the company, practice answering questions, know your resume, and dress appropriately. Interview: Be positive, make eye contact, listen to the interviewer, and ask questions. Follow-up: Send a thank you note, be patient, and follow-up with the interviewer.
Employers usually prefer new college graduates for entry-level jobs because they are seen as more trainable than experienced job seekers. You can prepare for an interview by researching the company, practicing answers to common questions and dressing for success. Eye contact is important when interviewing. Making eye contact with the interviewer shows that you are confident and attentive.
Did you know?
What qualities do you think employers are looking for in potential candidates?
What strategies can you use to make sure you stand out during the interviewing process?
What do you think are your strongest skills?
What specific steps can you take to prepare for a job interview?
Brain break: Draw a pancake flying with and a fork and knife ready to chase it.
Question: You are a hiring manager. How can you ensure that you are making the best hiring decision for your company? Clues: • Consider the job posting and the skills and qualifications needed for the role. • Identify the criteria you want to evaluate a candidate on. • Think about how to structure the interview to get the most out of it. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a sample interview process from start to finish. B. Come up with an example job posting and list the skills and qualifications needed.
What is the purpose of a job interview?
- To evaluate a candidate's salary expectations
- To screen candidates based on their appearance
- To assess a candidate's qualifications and fit for the position
What is the purpose of an interview?
- To assess a candidate's qualifications and fit for a job
- To showcase personal hobbies and interests
- To socialize with the interviewer
Which of the following is NOT considered a good practice during an interview?
- Interrupting the interviewer
- Dressing professionally
- Maintaining eye contact
'Tell me about yourself' is a common question asked in interviews. How should you respond to it?
- Talk about your favorite hobbies and interests
- Ask the interviewer to tell you about themselves
- Provide a brief overview of your professional background and relevant skills
Which of the following is NOT typically part of the interviewing process?
- Conducting reference checks
- Posting job advertisements
- Sending thank-you notes after the interview
What is an example of an open-ended question in an interview?
- Have you ever worked in a team before?
- Are you willing to work overtime if needed?
- Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult challenge at work.
During an interview, what should you do if you don't understand a question?
- Guess the answer
- Ask for clarification or examples
- Remain silent
Why is it important to research the company before an interview?
- To impress the interviewer with irrelevant information
- To ask questions unrelated to their business
- To show your interest and knowledge about the company
Work together in pairs: What strategies can you use to make a positive impression during an interview?