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  1. THE JOB INTERVIEW Part II – The Interview

  2. The interview What really matters Appearance Behavior, good and bad Topics to avoid Questions to ask Salary negotiations Afterwards Seminar Overview

  3. Impact of Your Presence • Never distract the interviewer • Impact of one’s presence: • 55% body language • 38% voice tone • 7% word content

  4. Appearance • Dress to blend • Good grooming is important • Don’t be late

  5. Behavior • Lean forward to show interest • Keep your hands away from face and head • Do not fold your arms across your chest • Make eye contact, but don’t stare • Try to smile occasionally • Try to sound enthusiastic

  6. Behavior • Do not over-talk • Do not display arrogance • Do not use profanity or risqué humor • Restrain any distracting physical habits • Do not complain about peripheral items • Do not make negative references to others

  7. The First Few Minutes • Try to establish rapport • Thank the interviewer for their time • Ask where you should sit, etc. • Ask the interviewer if he needs another copy of your resume • Shake hands

  8. Topics to Avoid • Sex • Race and ethnicity • Religion • Money • Lunch • Who you know in the organization • Don’t compliment their appearance

  9. Questions You Should Ask • What is it like to work for the group manager? • What is the corporate culture? The group culture? • The training and continuous education policy • The group structure & prospects for advancement • Turnover rate • Why did the previous person leave? • Detailed job description

  10. Salary Negotiations • Do not mention salary prematurely • Know beforehand what you are worth and how much you need • Do not be the first one to mention a number • Salary is not everything

  11. Last Minute Traps • “What a relief. It’s almost over!” • Lunch

  12. The Last Few Minutes • Verify the next step. • Say “Thank you”, and smile • Leave

  13. Follow Up! • Send Thank-You letter • Debrief yourself

  14. Sources • “Get Hired”, by Paul Green, Bard Books, Inc. ISBN# 1-885167-14-8 • “Engineer’s Guide to Lifelong Employability”, IEEE Press, ISBN# 0-87942-314-5 • “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard Bolles, Ten Speed Press. ISBN# 0-89815-633-5