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Unformatted text preview: 1. The Job Interview: Understanding Its Impflrtfll'lm, Purposes, and Types Job interviews can be stressful, but If you learn about the process and prepare yDUr'SEIf ahead of tlme. you ll more relaxed. Adequater preparan for an Interylew can greatly lmproye your chances of gettlng the job. Ell Interylew, gather lnformatlon about your potential employer and reylew your answers to rewuiters' l‘ayorlte questlons. In aclclltlon. conslcler how you might respond to Illegal questlons and salary matters. An Inter".:'|eI.-.I expands on the information in the applicant's resume of . Ex plan ation: II‘ you want to ensure you pass a telephone screenlng lntewlew, haye a copy of your resume ayallable a E: plan ation: lll'llhat can you do to effectively nayigate a panel interylew? Choose all that apply. if Keep eye contact wlth the qUEstIoner as well as wlth others. of D Make sure you meet wlth two or more Interylewers on a one—on—one basis. of Prepare basic olographlcal lnfon'natlon on each interviewer. J IE Talte notes durlng the lnterulew. of B Talk to the human resources representatlye. E: plan ation: 1. The Job Interview: Understanding Its Imp-ortanoeyr Purposes, and Types Job inter'yieWE can be str'EEIsful, but II‘ you learn about the process and prepare "y'i:iur's:ell= ahead of time. you I more relaxed. Adequater preparing for an Interview can greatly Improue your chances of getting the job. BI Interview, gather Information about your potential employer and reylew your answers to reouiters' Fayorlte questions. In addition. consider how you might respond to Illegal queatlons and salary matters. An Interview convinces the employer of the applicant's potential of . E: plan ation: II‘ you want to ensure you pass a telephone screening Interview, polish your yeroal skills of . E: plan ation: |ii'iIhat can you expect In a stress Interview? Choose all that apply. of D You may meet with two or more Interviewers on a one—to-one basis. 4 E You may be given a test with an impossioie time limit. of D You may he interviewed with other candidates In the room. in" IE You may he asked questions at a rapid rate. of El You may he forced to walt a long time. E: plan ation: 2. Before the Interview If you do well In a screenan interylew, you wlll be inyited to a face—to—I‘ace Interylew. After your interyleytI is scheduled, it Is tlme to do some In—depth research. Gather detailed Information about your prospectlye empt ‘u'islt the Ilbrary or search the 1Web for infon'natlomahd ylslt the company‘s IWeb slte to learn about its misslo goals. After you've done your research, study the Job descrlptioh. Learn about the duties and responslbllltlet job: dolng so WI" help you prepare for possible lnteryiew questlons. Prepare and rehearse storles and answe demonstrate your quallficatlons and achleyemehts. Flnally. declde how to dmss and what Items you need to the lntenriew. You dld well on a telephone Interylet-..I and your prospectiye employer has scheduled a faoe-to—faee Interview for the followlng week. What should you do to prepare for the interylew? 0 Select bold colored clothes the nlght before. y‘ en yislt the company's Web site. 0 Call the hirlhg manager to discuss the Posltlon. Explanation: Sunee was thrllled that she got a face—to—face Interylew. She prepared seyeral sUccess stories and rehearsed answers to possible questlons. She wanted to make sure she was prepared for her Interylew. What ltems should she gather the hlght before her interylew? Check all that apply. it" I:| Gifts for the interylewers y' IE Refemnoe lists y!" D A coyer letter 11" IE CDP|E5 of her re$ume y" Notebook and pen 2. Before the Interview If you do well In a sereenlng interulew, you wlll he inuited to a face—to—Faee Interylew. After your interylew is scheduled, it Is tlme to do some In—depth resEarch. Gather detailed information about your pmgpeEUu-E empl yislt the llbl‘ar'y or search the Web for infomatlonlahd ylslt the company‘s Web slte to learn about its misslo goals. After you'ye done your research, study the jet: deserlption. Learn about the duties and msponslhllltle: 1°”: dfllng 5° WI" hem 5"” Prepare for PGSEHJIE ‘n'iEWi'EW QUESUWS- Prepare and rehearse storles and answe demonstrate your quallfieatlons and acnleyements. Flnally, declde how to dress and what men-.5 you need to the interview. You are learning about a prospel:l:lye employer as you prepare for a face—to—face Interview. |ll'll'hat onllne resource can you Use when gathering Information? 0 Job boards 0 Reference lists of Q) Ellogs Ex planation: Sunee was thrilled that she got a face—to—l‘ace Inter-slew. She prepared several success stories and rehearsed answers to possible questlons. She wanted to make sure she was prepared for her Interylew. 'll'u'hat items should she gather the nlght before her intererw? Check all that apply. v“ E Reference lists «9' E Notebook and pen v“ E Coples ol‘ her resume o" E Gifts For the interylewers o" E A eeuer letter 3. During the Interview Arriylng on time, being courtedUs. and dressing professionally are all posltlye nonyerbal messages. During a Interylew, be aware of your body moyements. keep your feet on the Floor, and avoid crossing your anns. In sit stralght In your chalr and rrIaIntaIn good eye Contact. You want to project a professional demeanor at all James has a face-to-I‘ace Intern-Well».I In a week. He asked a Friend, Martha, to condUEt a mock Interview with him so he could practice his answers and rehearse his sUcoess stories. During the mock interview, Martha noticed that James was sloUching In his chair, sitting with his hands crossed In front of him, and avoiding eye contact. What feedback can Martha give James to help l'I|I1"I send positive nonverbal me$saQEs? Choose all that apply of El Cross your arms In Front of you. J [I Answer your cell phone only Ifit Is important. J E Control your body movements. J El Practice appropriate eye contact. a“ E Exhibit good posture. E: plan ation: 3. During the Interview Arrlylng on tlme, helhg mmteoUsr and dressing professionally are all posltlye honyerhal messages. Durlng a Interylew, be aware of your body moyements, keep your feet on the Floor, and ayold crossing your arms. In sit stralghl: In your chalr and malntalh good eye DOI'ItEICt. You IIl'u'al'll: to project a professional demeanor at all Damon has an important interylew oomlhg up. He Is reylewlhg yarlous Ways to send posltlye nonverbal message; l|.I'|.I'hat tips should he follow? Choose all that apply. J I:| Cress your arms In Front of you. if E Sound enthuslastio and slnoere. if E DDI'I'IZEI'IEW gun-I. of D Stand wlth your hands in your pockets. J E Llsten attentlyely. Ex plan ation: What is the best way to greet an lnteryiewer? J Q) WIU‘I a handshake and dlreot eye contact 0 WIU‘I a handshake and ayerted eyes 0 Ill'u'llth a caSUal greeting 4. Answering Typleal Inter‘uie'ltllI Questlons Employment Interyiews are all about qUEstlons. Some questlons will help the Interyiewer get to know you bet while others are directed at measurlng your Intemst, ekperience. and accompllshments. You mIght be asked‘ answer questions that Ingulre about your Future plans and challenge your reactions. Be prepared to answer g related to your salary expectations. and declde what you are going to say If the Interylewer asks illegal quest 1you have just arrlyed for an Interyiew at a large adyertlslng Firm. The Intewlewer greets you and beglns to ask you questions. What can you expect him to ask? Check all that apply. at" El Do you prefer to work by yourself or wlth others? of D How much money are you Iooklng for? 1? El Do you haye any rellglous bellefs that would present you from working weekends or holldays? of E 1w'hat are your greatEst strengths? E: plan ation: Edward had an Interylewer ask hlm what hls weaknessfi were. He dldn't know how to answer the questlon, so he mentioned that he sometimes procrastlnated. What ls a better way to answer thls questlon? O Mentlon a weakness that you are worklng on. y' E) Present your weaknessEs as strengths. 0 Reyeal a weakness but then focLIs on a dII‘ferent strength. 'w'hat ls an inapproprlate or Illegal lnterylew questlon? of Q) Haye you ever filed a worker compensatlon clalm or been Injured on the job? 0 Do you plan to oontinue yoUr edUcatIon? C) How much are you presently eamlng? E: plan ation: 4. Answering Typical Interview Questions Employment lnteryiews are all about guEstlons. Some questlons will help the lnteryiewer get to know you bel while others are directed at rneasurlng your Intemst. experience. and accornpllshments. lrou mlght be asked answer questions that Ingulre about your Future plans and challenge your reactions. Be prepared to answer g related to your salary expectations. and decide what you are going to say If the Interylewer asks illegal guest You haye jUst arrlyed for an lnteryiew at a large adyertlslng Firm. The Interylewer greets you and beglns to ask you questions. What can you expect him to ask? Check all that apply. y" IE Do you prefer to work by yourself or wlth others? J Iw'hat are your greatEst strengths? J D How much money are you Iooklng for? if D Do you haye any rellglous bellefs that would preyent you from working weekends or holldays? Ex plan ation: lr'ou are Intewlewlng for an accountlng position. The Interylew Is comlng to a close, but the Interylewer wants to clarlfy your salary requlren-Ients. What questlon mlght the interylewer ask? y" Q) How much are you prosently earnlng? Q Do you have any chlldren? Q Are you marrled? lw'hat ls an inapproprlate or Illegal Inter-alley.I guestlon? of Q) Haye you eyer filed a worker‘s compensatlon claln‘l or been Injured on the job? 0 How much are you presently earnlng? Q Do you plan to continue your edUcatlon? Explanation: 5. Closing the Interview As an Intern-flow comes to a close, you will be asked If you have any questions. Choose questions that holp yr Infon'natlon and impress the interviewer with your thoughtfulness and Interest In the position. You want to b wlth the posltlon and the company. so Use your questions to learn whether the job Is rlght for you. Once yol asked your questions. end the interview on a Positive note. Find out what action will follow, summarize your strongest qUallflcatlons, show your enthUslasm for obtaining the position, and thank the Interviewer for the You are Interviewing for a Position as managing editor at a publishing house. The Interviewer signals that the interview is about to conclude by asking you if you have any questions. What is a question you can ask? u“ G) How is job performance evaluated? 0 How much are you pI‘Esently earning? 0 How much money will I make? 5. Closing the Interview As an interview comes to a close, you will be asked if you have any questions. Choose questions that help yr Infonnatlon and impress the interviewer with your thoughtfulness and Interest In the position. You want to b with the position and the company. so Use your questions to learn whether the job ls right for you. Once yol asked your questions. end the interview on a Positive note. Find out what action will follow, summarize your strongest qualifications, show your enthUslasm for obtaining the position, and thank the Interviewer for the A friend of yours is Interviewing for a position as a journalist for a popular newspaper. He has done his research and rehearsed his answers to possible questions. He asks for advice on how to close the Interview on a positive note. |w'I-rat advioe can you give him? 0 Avoid asking what action will follow. 0 Avoid asking questions If you don't have any. of Q) Avoid walking out of the room without shaking the Interviewer's hand. 5. After the Interview After an intervie'uII'r make sure to take notes on What you sald In case you are called back for a sEcond interu erte down key polnts, people‘s names, and details of the interview. ir'ou want to Improve your interviewing critique your Intervlew ekperlence. What went well? What could you improve on for future Intervlews? Write your follow—up plans and compose a thank you letter. Thls gesture wlll set you apart from other applicants. ‘ step Is to oontact your references to let them know they mlght he called for a recommendation. As a job applicant, what dms sendlng a thankyou letter after an interview do for you? Check all that apply. «if Suggests good manners. NI" IE Sets them apart from other applicants. of El Alerts their references. of El Ensures theyr get the job. of Reminds the interviewer of hlsor her ylslt. E: plan ation: 5. After the Interview After an interview. make sure to take notes on what you sald In case you are called back for a second intervi erte down key polnts, people‘s names, and details of the interview. You want to Improve your intervlewing ; critique your Intervlew experlence. What Iwent well? What could you improve on for future Interviews? Write I your follow—up plans and compose a thank you letter. This gesture will set you apart from other applicants. ‘1 step Is to oontact your references to let them know they mlght he called for a recommendation. What guideline should you follow when sendlng a thankyou letter? Check all that apply. v" IE Refer to the date of the interview. v" D Use a memo format. v" IE Send your letter Immedlately after the Interview. v" D Include questions you forgot to ask In yoUr intonvlew. of E Avoid wom-outphrases. Explanation: You have jUst completed a sUccessful intervlew for an upper-management position. rou need to contact yoUr reforenoes and Inform them that they might be asked for a recommendation. To provlde the best possible reoomn-Iendationr what information should you provlde your referenoefl C) The contact information of your prospective ooworkers C) The salary expectations and work hours of Q) The positlon descriptlon and name of company Explanation: You interyiewed for a copy editor position six days ago. You decide to write a Follow—up e-mall to ask how th decision process is going. You compose a first draft, but know you need to make some reylsions. Greetings Interyiewer: My interyiew last week was enjoyable. Thank you. I am still interested In the job. In fact, I really, really need a Job In the next week. I haven‘t heard anything from you or the human i‘ESCILII‘CES representative. and I am wondering what the holdup is. I‘m yery eager to know your decision, so If you could hurry things up, I would greatly apprEciate It. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Enrique Heller Choose one possible reylsion suggestion for the follow-up letter aboye. 0 Include a statement lnforrnlng the Interylewer that you will call until you get an answer. 0 Include a date you expect to hear from the prospectiye employer. of Q) Identle the position and date of the interview. ‘r'ou inteoriewed For a copy edltor position slat days ago. You decide to write a Follow—up e-mall to ask how th decision process Is going. You compose a first draft, but know you need to make some reylsions. Greetings Interyiewer: My interyiew last week was enjoyable. Thank you. I am still interested In the job. In fact, I really, really need a Job In the next week. I hayen‘t heard anything from you or the human Msources reprEsentatiye, and I am wondering what the holdup is. I‘m yery eager to know your decision, so If you could hurry things up, I would greatly appreciate It. I look tor'w'ard to hearing from you. Sincerely, Enrique Heller Choose one possible reylsion suggestion for the follow-up letter aboye. 0 Include statements that will Force the employer to contact you. of Q) fiwoid sounding discourteous and desperate. 0 Include a Ilne that demands to know when you will be contacted. Explanation: 1'. Either Employment Documents and Fellow-Up Messages You might be required to write other employment documents and follow-up messages durlng the employme process. These documents reflect on you and your cdmmunicatlon skills, so follow guldellnes and lnstructlon carefully. What should you remember to do when fllllng out a job appllcatlon? Check all that apply. if Look over all the questlons before starting. v“ [I Use red or green pen. 9' E Answer all the qUEstlons honestly. if E Use accurate spelling. grammar, and punctuation. 9' El Include questions you have about the position. Eii: plan ation: In". Other Employment Documents and Fellow-LIP Messages ‘rou might be required to write other employment documents and follow-up messages duran the employme process. These documents reflect on you and your communicatlon skills, so follow guldellnes and lnstructlon carefully. What should you be prepared to answer when fllllng out a job appllcatlon? Check all that apply. if D Rellgious bellefs if Reasons for leaylng preylous positlons y‘ E Specific job and Position titles of D Marltal status in" IE Salary quastions Ex plan ation: What is effe:tlye about the letter? C) It asks questions about the position. 0 It accUlately Ilsts reference contact Information. 4 Q) It closfls posltlyely and ayoids accUsatlons. Eii: plan ation: 1u'l'hen Wf'itlng a rejection letter, what guideline should you follow? if Q) Express gratitude and best wishes for the future. 0 Include speclflc reasons why you didn't like the job. 0 Compose your message on personal statanEW. Explanation: 1u'l'hat ls effedlue about the letter? of Q) It Includes a tlme when the applicant Iwill call for an update. 0 It asks the prospeetl'ure employer to call and update the applicant on the posltlon. Q It Includes a llst of references. Explanation: What should be Included ln 6 jot: acceptance letter? O A sun'ln-Iar'llI of the intentlew if E) A rel-dew of salary and benefits 0 A rel.llel..-..I of 1,.lour strengths and qUallflcatlons :1.- nl an Ill-inn . 8. Grammar and Writing Review This exercise Is a review of the grammar rules you learned In the first ten chapters as well as a review of co and frequentlymisspelled words. Choose the form of the word that completes the sentence correctly. I was formally «if offered the position last week. Ex plan ation: Choose the sentence that contains the correctly spelled word. J E) After a successful Interview, I now am an employee at one of the largest marketing agencies In the U State; 0 After a soccessful Interview, I now am an employea at one of the largest marketing agencies in the Ll State; 0 After a soccessful Interview, I now am an employe at one of the largest marketing agencies In the [Jr Stanza. E: plan ation: Choose the sentence that Is punctUated correctly. y" E) A sUcmssful job candidate, which you want to he, never goes Into a job interview without a consider: amount of preparation. 0 A sUccEssful job candidate which you want to he never go Into a job interview without a considerable of preparation. 0 A sUccEssful job candidate, which you want to he never go into a jot: Interview without a considerahl: Q If asked rapld—flre questlons durlhg a stress Interylell-lI take the tlme to slow thlhgs down. 0 IF asked rapld—flre questlohs. durlng a sti‘Ess interylew take the tlme to slolnI things down. 1.4" Q) IF asked rapld—flre questlons durlhg a stress lnterylew, take the tlme to slow things down. E: plan ation: Q When par‘tlcipatlhg in a sequential inter-flew, sell yourself don't assume that any Interylewer kI‘IDWs “at said in the preyloUs interylew. Q When par‘tlcipatlhg in a sequential inter-flew: sell yoursell= don't assume that any Intewlewer kl'ltlln's wl said in the preyloUs interylew. J Q) When par‘tlcipatlhg in a sequential interylew, sell yourself; don‘t assume that any interulewer kl'lD'l-I'U'E W said in the preyloUs interylew. E: plan ation: Flll In the blank wlth the correct answer. The interylewer asked me a serles of traditional questions ,and u" then I asked him my closing questlons Es: plan ation: Choose the sentence that Is punctuated correctly. 0 The interylewer asked me an lnapproprlate questlon but I deflected it with a polite response. J E) The interylewer asked me an lnapproprlate questlon, out I deflected lt wlth a pollte response. 0 The interylewer asked me an lnapproprlate questlon out, I deflected lt wlth a pollte response. I plan to transfer from Phoenix, Arizona, to Boston, Massachusetts; J next sprlng. Explanation: «9" Q) Robert Rlngwald, CPA. and Sylvia Rosarlo, PhD, lnter'uriewed me for the job. 0 Robert Rlngwald CPA, and Sylula Rosarlo PhD, Intewlewed me for the job. 0 Robert Rlngwald CPA and Sylvia Rosario PhD intewlewed me for the job. Explanation: Choose the word that Is spelled correctly. I asked my previous employer For a recommendation v" letter before beglnning my job search. Explanation: and fieouentlymisspelled words. Choose the form of the word that completes the sentence correctly. After a lengthy Interview process, I have decided to accept no" the manager position. E: plan atien: Choose the sentence that contains the oorrectly spelled word. 0 Thls new top management position is an acltnowladgment ol‘ all my hard work dyer the years. O This new top management position is an acknawledgement of all my hard work over the years. if Q] This new top management position is an acknowledgment of all my hard work over the year's. E: plan atien: Choose the sentence that Is ponctuated correctly. 0 In one-on—one interviews which are the most oommon type you will sit down with a company represe and dlchss the position and your qUaIiflcations. O In one-on—one interviews, which are the most common type you will sit down with a company represl and dlchss the position and your qUaIiflcations. if Q) In one-on—one interviews, which are the most common type, you will sit down with a company repre: and dlchss the position and your qUaIiflcations. Explanation: O For panel interews prepare basic biographlcal, Infarrnatlon about each panel member. or Q) For panel interylews. prepare baslc blographlcal lnForrnatlon about each panel member. 0 For panel interylews prepare basic biographlcal lnformatlon about each panel member. Ex plan ation: Q When dEcldlng holv.I to dress for an interylew, avoid loud colors strlye For a coordlnated neutral appea a? Q] When dEcldlng honI to drEss for an interylew, ayoid loud colors: strlye for a coordlnatecl, neutral app: 0 When dEcIdlng I'lD'I'I' to dI‘Ess for an interylew: ay'oid loud colors strl'u'e for a coordlnated neutral appea E: plan ation: FIII In the blank Iwltn the correct answer. The interylewer asked me a serles of tradltlonal questions .ancl «9' then I asked him my closlng questlon1 Ex plan ation: Choose the sentence that Is punctuated correctly. of Q) I partlcipated ln a panel lnterylew last week, soI really had We lnteryiewers at once. 0 I partlcipated ln a panel lnterylew last week so, I really had the lnteryiewers at once. 0 I partlcipated ln a panel lntervlew last week so I really had five intenllewers at once. Explanation: 1Il'll'hen I first began this job my salary was $SEIDDD J , but after nlne years, Iha'ure II'ICI‘EEIEEd my wages signlflcantly. Explanation: 0 Robert Ringwald CPA and Sylvia Rosario PhD interulewed me for the job. 0 Robert Rlngwald CPA, and Sylula Rosarlo PhD, Intenrlewecl me for the job. 1.? Q] Robert Rlngwald, CPA, and Sylvia Rosarlor PhD, lntewiewed me for the job. Explanation: Choose the word that Is spelled correctly. I asked my previoua employer For a recommendation :4" letter before beglnning my job SEEII‘ICI'I. Explanation: ...
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