Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition - (Page 42)
THE SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW: PREPARATION AND PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT
ven the best resume will only get you so far—to the interview. Now it’s time for you to take what you’ve showcased on paper and make it “walk and talk,” and provide the employer with strong evidence of your skills that don’t come across on paper.
Take the time to research the company, however, and you will reap the rewards: • You will be able to provide thoughtful answers that make clear connections between what you have to offer and what the job and organization need. • You will impress the interviewer as a serious candidate who is genuinely interested in the position. • You will be able to ask intelligent questions and gain important information and insight into the organization that can help you decide if the organization is a good fit for you. Read the job description carefully. Review the organization’s website and its social media outlets. Check with your career center for company literature and other resources that might help you learn more about the organization, its industry, and the job at hand. The career center also may be able to connect you with alumni who work for the organization or in the industry and can offer insight and advice. Check with faculty. Also, many
Research in Advance
Employers say that researching the organization in advance of the interview is key. Surprisingly, many candidates don’t take this essential step. In a competitive job market, failure to do so is almost guaranteed to eliminate you from the running. Interviewers can tell quickly if you haven’t bothered to investigate the company, and they will likely read your lack of research as lack of interest.
Take advantage of practice/ mock interview services offered by your career center.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition