Interviewing2006

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Assignment: Thank You Letter Written in follow-up to your Mock Interview, tailored specifically to  your interviewer Organization and Design (5 total points possible) 1. Appropriate letter format  2. Typed, 1 page document 3. Spelling/Grammar  4. Overall use of white space Content (20 total points possible) 1. Purpose: Relevancy, Clear Goal/Purpose 2. Paragraphs: Introduction, Body, Conclusion 3. Clarity and Effectiveness: Content, Usage of Words Assignment is Due Week 15 (last class day) 
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Interviewing Fundamentals
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Why are Interviews Crucial? A resume simply gets you an interview,  but how well you perform during the  interview is what gets you the job.
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What are employers looking for? Can you do the job? Will you be able to handle the demands  of the job? Do you fit in with the company culture  and other team members?
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How do you prepare for the interview?
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#1 – Assess Your Skills Use experiences from the following list  to create your detailed list of the skills  and abilities: Jobs Courses Clubs Sport Teams Volunteer Activities Other
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Make a list of your personality  attributes: Attitudes towards new situations and new  responsibilities Interests & hobbies
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#2 - Research the Company Why? A recruiter will want to know why you want  to work for their company.   Research will give you insight into how the  organization is structured. You will need to be able to ask the recruiter  intelligent questions about the organization. Your research will demonstrate your  sincere desire to work at that company.
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What should you research? History Major lines of business Subsidiaries Company focus Recent newsworthy information Primary competitors Refer to the “Researching a Company”  handout.
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#3 – Preparation the Day of the Interview Arrive 10 minutes early What to bring: A portfolio containing: Extra copies of your resume A list of references Questions you want to ask the recruiter A pen
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#4 – The Interview Things to remember: Firm handshake Maintain eye contact Be attentive Sit comfortably; do not slouch Relax!  It is important to be yourself Put only the portfolio on your lap or desk
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2009 for the course BA 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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