Interviews

You have an interview, Congratulations! Getting an interview is amazing news when your'e job searching. With planning, preparation and a positive attitude, you can ace the interview. Here are some interview tips and recommendations to help you land that job.

Tips Before the Interview

Preparation is the key to Success. Things you should days before your interviews

Research Company

Navigate the company’s website, social media posts and recent media releases, it will provide an understanding of the company’s goals and how your skills and experience makes you a great fit. 

Study Job Description

Read what skills and qualities the employer/company is looking for in an employee Think about examples from your past and current work experience that align with these requirements.

Practice Questions

Prepare answers to common questions. "What makes you unique?"  Quickly communicate who you are and what value you will bring to the company and the role; it’s your personal elevator pitch.

Prepare Questions

Employers expects you to ask smart and intelligent questions. This will show your genuine in the company/organization. Example: "Can you explain the day-to-day responsibilities this job entails?"

Preparing an "Elevator" Pitch"

An Elevator pitch; also known as an Elevator speech is a quick summary of your experiences and background. The reason why it's called an elevator pitch is because it should be short enough to deliver on an elevator ride. 

Tip: Your elevator pitch is a way to share your expertise and resume promptly and effectively with people who don't know you.

Who are you- single sentence about yourself

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What do you offer- Mission Statement 

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What problem you solve- Your value and benefit

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How are you unique- What sets you apart from the rest

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Call to Action- Provide a means of contact and schedule a meeting 

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Preparing a Mission Statement

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Questions to Ask
Myself

Example:

" To encourage, motivate and inspire positive change in the mindset of the youth."

Tips During the Interview

Now that you have prepared for the interview, let's get ready for the special day.

Come Prepared

Even though the employer may have a copy of your resume, bring extra copies. Also come equipped with a pen and notepad.

Arrive Early

It is very important that you arrive to your interview at least 15 minutes early. Know if advance where the interview is located and drive time

Stay Focused

Keep your questions compact and focused on the question at hand. Practice commonly asked questions before hand to prevent rambling. Remember, you're on a time schedule. 

No Negativity 

DO NOT bad talk your previous/current employer. Talk about the things you've gained from your current employer. Companies want to hire positive thinkers. 

Confident Body Language- When walking in hold head up and shoulders back

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Treat Everyone with Respect- From the time you walk into the building; smile and speak. 

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Be Honest- Sell your achievements, but be honest and have integrity. 

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Ace Introductions-  Greet by standing, looking in eyes and with a firm handshake. At the end, thank the employer for their time. 

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After the Interview

The hard part is over, now you follow up and wait. 

Ask for Next Steps

After the interview, ask the interviewer, recruiter or hiring managers what are the next steps in the process. Don't be afraid to ask what should you expect next. 

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Follow-up

After the interview, ask everyone who was in the interviewing process for their business card. That way, you can send a "thank you for your time" email. If the interview was in the morning, send the email that afternoon. If the interview was in the afternoon, send the email the next morning.

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Hands on Activities

Let's Get Started!

Basic Interview Questions

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Week 1

Email completed worksheet to: info@empowered-u.org

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Practice Set 7

Worksheet 

Behavioral Interview Questions

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Week 2

Email completed answers to: info@empowered-u.org

Decision Making

Leadership

Communication

Goal Setting

Congratulations!!!

You are now ready for your VIRTUAL INTERVIEW

You are done!

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