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The Interview: Prepare To Be Interviewed

Who Should Attend?

Those preparing to be interviewed for a job

Prerequisites

It is helpful to attend the "Listening" program first.

Program Goals

  • How to prepare for and participate in a successful interview
  • Skills required in answering questions
  • Specific techniques used by an effective interviewer
  • The importance of objectively evaluating the questions before answering
  • Examples of interviews questions, and how to respond

Course Description

The purpose of the job interview is to determine if the candidate meets job requirements and would be a good fit for the organization This course prepares participants to plan for and participate in a successful job interview. Preparing for the interview means being able to predict questions that may be asked, practicing your answers, and being confident you will do well, reducing the normal stress experienced during an interview. An effective interview can increase the probability of you finding the right Job. This decreases the chance that you take a job hoping it will work out, but not knowing what is expected (including the work environment). Role Playing of interview questions, as you practice your answers, while receiving feedback, makes this course extremely beneficial.

Course Outline

  • Past behavior as a predictor of future performance
  • Know your employment objective, and your goal in the interview
  •  Behavioral & Situational questions
  • Open & closed questions: how to respond
  • Active listening; the key to answering the question correctly
  • Preparing for the Interview: Review the Job Description
  • How interviews are conducted (structured & un-structured)
  •  The evaluation process / how employers make hiring decisions
  • Review of an Interviewing Instrument
  • Importance of the interview / resume / cover letter and recommendation

Course Length

3 - 4 hours

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