Things to Do Before an Interview

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<ul><li><p>8/2/2019 Things to Do Before an Interview</p><p> 1/4</p><p>Things to do before an interview:</p><p>1. Get a good night sleep the night before. Youll look better and feel better, allowing yourself</p><p>to make the best first impression.</p><p>2. Do your research. Know the company that you are interviewing with so you can answer</p><p>their questions well and in the right context. It will also show that you are truly interested in</p><p>the company.3. Prepare questions beforehand. Know the answers to basic questions that they will most</p><p>likely ask you. Also come up with a few questions about the company or position you are</p><p>applying for to show that youre interested.</p><p>4. Make a few copies of your resume and put them somewhere where you wont forget to</p><p>bring them.</p><p>5. Search the web. It is likely someone else has interviewed with the company, so search the</p><p>web and see what others are saying about it.</p><p>6. Make sure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free.</p><p>7. Know who will be interviewing you, and learn a bit about their background..</p><p>8. Know how to answer the question, What will you add to the company by joining it?</p><p>9. Carry a tissue or handkerchief in your pocket to dry your hands in case you are nervousbefore you go in.</p><p>10. Turn off your cell phone.</p><p>Items to do during an interview</p><p>1. Answer the question that was asked.</p><p>2. Shake the interviewers hand.</p><p>3. Take a second before answering a question to show you are putting some thought into</p><p>your answer.</p><p>4. Let your achievements speak for you.5. Ask questions, including asking for a full description of the type of work that you will be</p><p>doing.</p><p>6. Keep eye contact.</p><p>7. Start with conversation topics that you are comfortable with. This will allow you to direct</p><p>the interview to a certain degree and present yourself in a positive light.</p><p>Items not to do during an interview</p><p>1. Dont talk too quickly.2. Dont digress from your points. Answer questions directly.</p><p>3. Dont use words you dont know the meaning of.</p><p>4. Dont talk about your personal life.</p><p>5. Dont give the employer any reason to think you will not perform well. </p><p>6. Dont act nervous.</p><p>7. Dont fidget. This might be something you have to practice but it is worth it.</p><p>8. Dont get defensive. The interviewer will be asking technical questions. Everyone has their</p><p>weak spots and that is okay work with it and practice for it.</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Things to Do Before an Interview</p><p> 2/4</p><p>What to do after the interview</p><p>1. Drop off your thank you note. Always, always thank your interviewer after youve left. Email</p><p>them after you drop off your note. The more contact you have, the more you remain in their</p><p>minds over the other applicants. It shows youre thoughtful, motivated, and that you care.</p><p>2. Create a list of items that you did well and that you would like to improve on.3. Follow up appropriately. Sometimes the interviewer will tell you when they will notify you;</p><p>other times it will be your responsibility to make the follow up.</p><p>-*~|[{Tips On AELE4163 English For Management}]|~*-</p><p>MEETING SKILLS</p><p>+Agenda (definition and its importance)</p><p>-The agenda is a list of the most important issues for the members to discuss</p><p>-Enables members to know how much time they have to make their point</p><p>-Enables the chairperson to allocate sufficient time to each member</p><p>-To know issues to be covered</p><p>-Keeps the discussion focused</p><p>+Languages in meetings (chairperson's language function)</p><p>I) Opening the Meeting</p><p>-Welcoming and Introducing Participants</p><p>-Stating the Principal Objectives of a Meeting</p><p>-Giving Apologies for Someone Who is Absent</p><p>II) Reviewing Past Business</p><p>-Reading the Minutes (notes) of the Last Meeting</p><p>-Dealing with Recent Developments</p><p>III) Beginning the Meeting</p><p>-Introducing the Agenda</p><p>-Allocating Roles (secretary, participants)</p><p>-Agreeing on the Ground Rules for the Meeting</p><p>IV) Discussing Items</p><p>-Introducing the First Item on the Agenda</p><p>+Chairperson's roles and mistakes he/she makes and how to overcome it</p><p>Roles: -Open the meeting</p><p>-Check for quorum-Allow free and, if necessary, formal debate</p><p>-Ensures that no one dominates discussion</p><p>-Ensures that everyone takes part in the discussions and decision-making</p><p>-Ensures that the date for the next meeting is always set at the meeting</p><p>Mistakes: -The person being harassed is not being protected</p><p>-Allowing a person to dominate the discussion</p><p>-Not actively participating in the discussion</p><p>-Poor time management</p><p>Solutions: -Consult beforehand with the secretary on the issues to be discussed</p><p>-Supervise and prepare the meeting with the secretary</p><p>-Check meeting of minutes and reports beforehand-Plan properly on the timing</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Things to Do Before an Interview</p><p> 3/4</p><p>+Roles of secretary (before, during and after)</p><p>Before: -Make sure a place is available for the meeting</p><p>-Make sure that the minutes of the previous meeting are ready</p><p>-Draft the agenda for the coming meeting</p><p>-Keep all papers needed in a folderDuring: -Make a note of those present and also of all apologies</p><p>-See that a quorum is present before any committee business is done</p><p>-Read the minutes of the previous meeting</p><p>-Assist the chairperson with any information required</p><p>After: -Draft or check the minutes before submitting for approval</p><p>-Write any letters or take any action on matters decided by the committee</p><p>-Have the Minutes typed, copied and sent out to all the members</p><p>+Advantages/Disadvantages of holding meetings</p><p>Advantages: -Sharing of different ideas from different point of view</p><p>-Building a good working relationship between members-Enhancing team building</p><p>-Improves stability of the company</p><p>Disadvantages: -Time consuming</p><p>-Conflicts between members</p><p>-May not reach a conclusion due to differing opinions</p><p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>JOB-SEEKING SKILLS</p><p>+Effective resume</p><p>-Neatly prepared</p><p>-Includes only relevant information which adds value</p><p>-Sentence structures should be attractive instead of repetitive</p><p>-Easy to browse through</p><p>+Reasons to arrive early to interview place</p><p>-Familiarize with the environment</p><p>-Be mentally prepared for the interview</p><p>-Leaving a good impression on the employee</p><p>-Converse with other interviewees to understand the company</p><p>-To relieve stress</p><p>+Questions asked by interviewees</p><p>Tips: -Show you've done your homework</p><p>-Always prepare questions to ask</p><p>-Employers make judgments about you based on the questions you ask</p><p>-Never ask about salary and benefits</p><p>Questions: -How does upper management view the role and importance of this department</p><p>and this position?</p><p>-What is the organization's plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?</p><p>-Could you explain your organizational structure?</p><p>-What kind of work can I expect to be doing the first year?</p><p>+Answering interview questions</p><p>Tips: -Show your confidence when answering-Be honest when answering</p></li><li><p>8/2/2019 Things to Do Before an Interview</p><p> 4/4</p><p>-Use a friendly tone when answering</p><p>-Do not hesitate for too long</p><p>Common questions: -Tell me about yourself</p><p>-Why did you leave your last job?</p><p>-Where do you see yourself in five years?-What are your strength and weaknesses?</p><p>+Importance of good communication skills</p><p>-To gain a better advantage over others to impress the interviewer</p><p>-To leave a good impression on the interviewer</p><p>-To prevent misinterpretation of message</p><p>-Able to interact confidently</p><p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p>ORAL PRESENTATION</p><p>+Importance of pauses and gestures-Catch the attention of the audience</p><p>-The idea can be passed to the audience easily</p><p>-Become more expressive</p><p>-Ensure a lively presentation</p><p>+The importance of signposts</p><p>-To gain attention from the audience when entering into a new topic</p><p>-To recap the previous topic to the audience for a better understanding</p><p>-To give a clear idea on what you are about to discuss</p><p>-Enable yourself to get a clear picture on what to say next</p><p>+Attention getting strategies</p><p>-Anecdote (short stories)</p><p>-Interesting facts</p><p>-A metaphor ()</p><p>-A joke</p><p>+Ways to ensure speech is in control</p><p>-Practice before presenting</p><p>-Allocate time for each topic when practicing</p><p>-Speech must not be too slow to avoid audience getting bored</p><p>-Speech must not be too fast to allow enough time for audience to digest</p><p>+How to overcome boring speeches</p><p>-Interact with the audience by asking questions</p><p>-Use more visuals to attract audience</p><p>-Avoid speaking in a monotone voice</p><p>-Make eye contacts</p><p>-Do not read from the slides or notes</p></li></ul>