Human Resources Management Chapter 6

Human Resources Management Chapter 6 - Successful...

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Successful Interviews Making the most of the interview
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What are some of the goals of a job interview? to get a job to figure out if a position is right for you to provide potential employers with a stronger sense of why they should hire you, your skills, how you stand out to provide further articulation and illustration of the skills listed and experiences provided in your resume
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Some Goals of a Job Interview Employer evaluates candidate skills applicable to the job competence to do the job potential to contribute to the team/organization ability to mesh with team’s/organization’s mission, philosophy, and environment Candidate evaluates employer match between interests and job tasks/work degree of responsibility and challenge potential for growth and further education ability to mesh with team’s/organization’s mission, philosophy, and environment
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Interviews Interview = A meeting with an objective Employer’s objective is to find the best person for the job Employer: reviews candidate’s experience and abilities Can you do the job? (skills, abilitie, qualifications) Will you do the job? (interest, attitude & motivation) How will you fit into the organisation? (personality) You: impress employer and assess position on offer What does this position offer me? How does it fit with my career plans? Congratulations - you have passed the first hurdle You must prove that you are the most suitable candidate for this position
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How can you best prepare for a job interview? Review own skills, experiences and qualities Check CV Anticipate questions and identify relevant examples Prepare key selling points dress appropriately depends upon business; “dress for the job you want”; better to overdress back up documents; e.g., writing samples, copy of resume, transcripts, other docs, references; letters of recommendation (dossier or portfolio) research the company Google the company, talk to people about what they know, BBB, Chamber of Commerce make sure you know how to get there
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Watch the Body Language First impressions very powerful Halo effect or Devil effect Allow time to relax Dress appropriately Entrance, introductions & handshake Smile and make eye contact Be aware of own movements Watch body language of interviewer
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Typical Questions About you Tell me about yourself - Bring me up to date with your CV? Why did you choose that particular degree programme? What experience have you had that is relevant to this post? What would you consider your major achievements to date? About the job What interests you about this job?
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