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Interviewing Techniques Mr. Brian Newton, Director Dr. Janet Rakes, Career Coach Ms. Megan Tajlili, GA Career Coach Career Development Center Office of Undergraduate Programs Suite 2150 Nelson Hall, 919-515-5565 Mock Interviews are available by scheduling  an  appointment through ePACK—please bring  your resume and a job description. 
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Purpose of the Interview Allows the employer to better determine if your  skills, experiences, and personality match their  needs Allows you the opportunity to learn more about  the job, organization, and hiring manager – is this  a good fit for you!
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Keys to Successful Interviewing Be Prepared Be Confident (the best version of yourself) Stand Out From the Crowd in a Good Way Show and Tell (be ready with your story examples— what you did, why important, and your good results!) Follow Up
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Before the Interview Research the organization – company website,  LinkedIn, Google, Hoover’s, libraries Find out appropriate salary ranges.  Take into  account your experience level and cost of living  (consult Salary.com, Payscale.com, Indeed.com,  Google (Salary information, Job Title, Raleigh, NC)  and the Occupational Outlook Handbook) Analyze your qualifications in relation to the job  description key words and key qualifications Practice!  Practice!  Practice! Make your mistakes in a  mock interview with a coach
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Before the Interview Prepare questions for the interviewer(s) Make sure you know who you are interviewing  with—names, role, etc. Schedule phone interviews Double check the day, time, and location of  interview (if on-site) Prepare your interview attire Use mouthwash; bring breath mints Turn your cell phone off before your interview!
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During the Interview Arrive on-site 15 minutes early and be polite to  EVERYONE! of questions for the each interviewer  Greet the interviewers with a firm handshake and  address them by last name Wait until offered a chair before sitting down Sit up straight and look alert and interested
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During the Interview Do not tell jokes or chew gum Control nervous gestures Speak enthusiastically about the organization and  your qualifications   Stress your accomplishments—what you did, why  important and your good results (quantify if  possible) Be positive!  Avoid negative statements about  yourself or others and avoid controversial subjects Do not discuss personal issues or family problems
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Eye Contact Trick: Bridge of the Nose If you are intimidated by looking someone in the 
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