10 Interview Tips For The High School Student

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  • 10 Interview Tips for the First Job Interview
    • Sharon Page, Recruiter
    • Human Resources Dept.
  • 1. Make a Positive First Impression
    • Arrive 15 minutes early
    • Have at least one extra copy of your resume
  • 1. Make a Positive First Impression
    • Know the NAMES of people you meet!!
    • Take a notebook and make notes
  • 1. Make a Positive First Impression
    • Handshakes, eye contact
    • SMILE!!
    • Be kind to everyone you meet
  • 2. Dress Appropriately
    • Professional Attire:
      • Men: Suit in dark color, light shirt and tie
      • Women: Conservative Business suit, mid heels
    • Details hems, cuffs, shoes shined, buttons, no wrinkles
    • Low-key jewelry, if any at all
  • 2. Dress Appropriately
    • Please
    • Easy
    • on the perfume!!
  • 3. Research the Employer
    • Company history
    • CEO, Directors, Board Members
    • Current events
    • Location, directions
    • Organizational Culture
    • Mission, Vision, Values
    • Where to find?
      • Internet
      • Newspapers
      • Professional Journals
      • Networking Organizations
      • Professional Groups
      • Word of Mouth
      • Current/Past employees
  • 4. Know Yourself
    • Strengths
    • Areas for Development
    • Skills
    • Energy Level
    • Motivations
    • Pet Peeves
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • C hallenge
    • A ction
    • R esult
  • 5. CAR Stories
    • Tell a story
    • Answer a question
    • Define a skill
    • Point out a strength
    • Give a chance to brag about yourself!
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • How to write your own CAR Stories:
    • STEP 1: Ask yourself
    • What skills are required for this job?
    • What strengths do I want to showcase?
    • Which accomplishments do NOT show on my resume or application?
    • How can I prove that I deserve the pay/position?
    • How did I earn any promotions/accolades?
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • STEP 2: Determine
    • Specific instance for each of the questions
    • Use the format:
    • C hallenge presented/Problem to be solved
    • A ction/steps taken to reach goal
    • R esult of that action/Outcome of effort
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • STEP 3: Write out
    • Your Personal Story!!
      • What?
      • Who?
      • When?
      • How Much?
      • How Many?
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • Step 4: Polish what you have written
    • Say it, rewrite it, ask for opinions
    • Step 5: Prepare for the interview!!
    • Practice until its almost memorized
    • Rule of Thumb is to take 5 skills and have at least 2 CAR stories for each one
  • 5. C.A.R. Stories
    • Let your CAR Stories
    • SELL you as the
    • Best Candidate for the Job!
  • Last 5 tips How to Interview the Employer!!
  • 6. Have Questions Prepared
    • Demonstrates interest
    • Shows you did your homework
    • Creates an exchange
    • Gives you important information
    • Makes you feel confident
  • 7. Determine Fit
    • Get information on the employers:
      • Hours
      • Size
      • Supervision style
      • Lunch/Break policy
      • Quality of Life
      • Goals for employees
  • 8. Evaluate your Feelings Is this a place where you want to spend the rest of your career? Is this only a temporary stop?
  • 9. Map out your future
    • Why is this position open?
    • How are employees promoted?
    • What is the career path?
    • What is the policy on training?
  • 10. Follow up X 3!!
    • Summarize your impression
    • Send Thank You note within 48 hours
    • Call back within 7 days
  • 10 Interview Tips for the First Job Interview
    • Make a Positive First Impression
    • Dress Appropriately
    • Research the Employer
    • Know Yourself
    • CAR Stories
    • 6. Have Questions Prepared
    • Determine Fit
    • Evaluate Feelings
    • 9. Map out your Future
    • 10. Follow up X 3