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  • Job Interviewby Jennifer H. Hsiang hsiangjh@ms13.hinet.net

  • Job Interview Introduction The function of interview Preparation Dress smartly Body language Important tips Interviewed by a foreign enterprise

  • Job Interview Get yourselves prepared for these questions Questions for you to ask How to impress the company ? Follow-ups What kind of company is right for you ?

  • Introduction 95% of the jobs require an interview.

    Dont think the employers only evaluate you by the answer you give to their questions. If they do, reading your CV is good enough to make that decision.

    Most of the supervisors believe that they can know a lot more about job applicants through an interview.

  • The Function of Interview To evaluate your future potentials, possible advancement.

    To know if the job applicants can work well with their co-workers.

    To observe job applicants non-verbal communication skills.

  • The Function of Interview Remember, no matter what questions are asked in an interview, the purpose of these questions is for the interviewer to evaluate -

    if you have the skill, experience, training and interest necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position.

    if you fit the job and their corporate culture (company personality)

    if you are hired, are you going to remain with the employer for at least several years ?

  • Preparation After you have made contact with an employer and scheduled an interview, you will need to do some preparation.

    Interview is not only a conversation, the purpose of questions asked by interviewer are for employers to judge if youre the best candidate for the position.

  • Preparation To prepare your answers to the questions most likely to be asked, you will need to know more about the company before the interview

    Surf the internet to find and go through the website of the company. (company history, products, market)

    Read the recruitment advertisement again to find out what qualifications are the most wanted for this position.

  • Preparation An interview may include:

    IQ Test Aptitude test Written examination Oral examination

  • Preparation First, purchase a presentation folder (twin-pocket portfolio folder).

    Place in the folder a copy of your resume, autobiography, certificates, reference, samples of your work.

    Be prepared to leave the folder with the employer.

    By preparing this folder, you demonstrate outstanding planning, organizing, and presentation skills.

  • Preparation You should also purchase a small notebook to take notes during the interview.

    You should take notes when interviewer - 1. mentions about the responsibilities of the position 2. tells you about the companys background 3. asks you to provide some additional information. (ex. University transcript) When you make a note of above mentioned matters, it again emphasizes your organizational ability.

  • Preparation Would you please tell me about yourself? is one of the most feared questions asked in an interview. Prepare a three-minute self-introduction including your - working experience - skills - educational background.

    Next slide will help you prepare for the introduction.

  • Preparation Do you really understand yourself ? Do you have an answer for the following questions ?

    What are the strengths in my working experience, educational background and skills directly related to this job ?

    What qualification and skills I have will impress the interviewer ?

    What qualification and skills I have can demonstrate my future potentials ?

  • Preparation To simulate an interview

    Prepare and memorize the answer for possible questions asked in an interview. Record your answer with a recording device. (audio recorder / digital camera / camcorder) Ask opinion from a friend. practice, practice and practice. Attend all the interviews you can.

  • Dress smartly A growing number of firms realize that their employees appearance is important. Therefore, many companies are introducing dress codes for their staff.

    Your potential employer gets the first impression by the way you dress, so dont overlook the importance of it.

    Your dress also tells the company if you know how to dress properly in a business situation.

  • Dress smartly Appropriate clothing need not be expensive.

    Often the person interviewing you will be older and more conservative than you. It is usually best to dress a bit more conservative.

    Some of the dress or jewelry items that your friends think are cool may not be viewed the same way by the interviewer.

    The rule of appropriate dress in an interview is to dress as you would if you were employed in the position for which you are applying

  • Dress smartly For a female interview applicant -

    Business dress modest in length, color and style. Business suit or a skirt and a blouse are suggested.

    Stockings should complement your outfit if the interviewers attention is drawn to them, they are not appropriate.

    Shoes should be clean, polished, and in good repair usually a low heel is appropriate. Do not wear slippers*.

  • Dress smartly For a female interview applicant -

    Nails should be modest in length and natural in color.

    Tattoos on the arms should be covered by wearing long sleeves.

    Minimal jewelry such as a watch, ring, plain necklace, or pin are in good taste. Do not wear more than two earrings per ear, nor should earrings be too large or long. Avoid noisy jewelry, such as clanging bracelets.

  • Dress smartly For a female interview applicant -

    Undergarments should never be seen through or below ones outer clothing.

    Clothing that is normally worn to parties, weddings is not appropriate for an interview.

    Perfume / cologne that has a slight scent and cannot be noticed more than three feet away is appropriate.

  • Dress smartly For a female interview applicant -

    Makeup should be modestly applied.

    Hair should be styled conservatively, and long, straight hair should be styled in such a way that is not constantly being brushed back from the applicants face.

    If you have bad breath or an armpit odor, consider using deodorant.

  • Dress smartly For a male interview applicant -

    Clean, pressed pants in a conservative color are appropriate.

    A shirt with a collar, pressed, tucked in, and in a color that matches or coordinates with the pants is in good taste.

    More formal business dress is required if those on the job wear coats or suits and ties.

  • Dress smartly For a male interview applicant -

    Any tattoos on the arms should be covered by wearing long-sleeved shirts.

    Socks that are nearly the same color as the pants should be worn. (not white athletic socks)

    Casual shoes, leather, low-top, clean and shines are appropriate.

  • Dress smartly For a male interview applicant

    Nails should be cleaned and trimmed.

    You should be freshly shaven with hair, beard, and / or facial hair styles similar to those worn by the majority of workers in the department of the company where you are applying.

    Use a deodorant, and if you wish, a mildly scented aftershave lotion (no strong colognes).

  • Dress smartly For a male interview applicant

    Wear minimal jewelry a watch and one ring are OK and modest earrings only if commonly worn on the job by other employees.

    Its OK to wear a colorful / patterned tie.

  • Body Language Your potential employer will observe your personality, your communication skills and if you are a responsible person in this interview.

    Your body language is the answer to above question.

  • Body Language Knock before opening interviewers door.

    Close the door with caution w/o banging the door.

    Wear a smile when you walk in.

    Handshaking is a very important manner in business. 1. the bone crusher handshake 2. the dead fish handshake 3. the upper hand handshake 4. the two-handed handshake 5. the firm handshake

  • Body Language Handshaking is a very important manner in business.

    1. Women should offer to shake hands only if the interviewer extends his/ her hand.2. Men should extend a firm handshake to another man.3. Men should wait to have a hand extended by a woman interviewer.

  • Body Language Wait to be asked to be seated.

    Dont look down.

    Look straight. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. (very important)

    Dont fold your arms.

    Dont cross your legs.

  • Body Language Sit up straight in the chair. Lean forward in your chair.

    Dont lean back in your chair.

    Keep your hands still.

    Dont open your mouth until youre ready to say something.

    Smile frequently during the interview.

  • Body Language Be positive in your comments, outlook, and attitude.

    Avoid chewing gum or eat candies.

    Dont smoke or even smell of smoke during the interview the majority of employers dont smoke.

  • Body Language Six things you dont suppose to do in an interview -

    Dont put your bag on the desk. Dont start a topic. Normally interviewers will decide what topics to talk about. Dont interrupt or argue with interviewer. Dont complain or criticize previous employers. Dont make suggestions unless youre asked to.

  • Important Tips 1. Plan on arriving 10 minutes before it is scheduled.

    2. Be sure you know the exact location (building and office) where the i