interview skills training


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A few tips to help you ace that interview on the Dday!


  • 1. Interview Skills TrainingBy @CharlesMwakio15 November 2014

2. "Papers get you into the interview room, yourpersonality gets you the job""At times it is not who we seem we are, but rather@CharlesMwakiowho we say we are" 3. Introduceyourself in 60seconds@CharlesMwakio 4. A well edited and precise CV of about 2-3 pages Thoroughly go through your CV the night before Have at least 3 copies Carry relevant certificates@CharlesMwakio 5. Research about the company, location, senior management andfinancial turn over or profits, employees, new products/services Research about your position and what you are coming in to offer Research on the firms new development and stories@CharlesMwakio 6. NERVOUSNESS Try and control your breathing Clear your mind Avoid checking your phone i.e distractions Go through your qualification and experiences in yourmind@CharlesMwakio 7. INTERVIEW DAY Transport: Keep in mind Traffic, Weather or Rush Hours or unforeseen Charles Mwakioaccidents Nice Colored Suit (Black, Grey, Blue) - Fitting Suit Tailored if possible Ladies Appropriate dressing and make up Carry Shoe Brush, Handkerchief, Hair comb Arrive early and head to the bathroom to do a spot check. Carry your bag/folder on left hand to allow you to shake guests withthe right hand Firm handshake exudes confidence 8. LADIES@CharlesMwakio 9. GENTLEMEN 10. BODY LANGUAGE Certain "power poses" don't just change how othersperceive you, Professor Cuddy says. They immediatelychange your body chemistry.Researchers already know that nonverbal communicationaffects how others perceive you and feel about you. Forexample, a 1-second glimpse of a candidate's face allowspeople to predict the winner of 70% of Senate andGubernatorial races. Some interviewers say its all about high power poses thatmake a successful candidate.@CharlesMwakio 11. POWER POSES 12. FACIAL EXPRESSIONSPaul EkmanThere are over 43 facialexpressions and the face is oneenormously rich source of informationabout emotion @CharlesMwakio 13. Please introduce yourself.. Smile! Stick to your profession and academics Apologizing or thanking too much might make the interviewer viewyou as a pretender. Be audible enough@CharlesMwakio 14. Interviewer Questions. Tell me about your weaknesses and strengths? Tell me a moment you have experienced failure? Express a moment where your leadership or skillswere applied to make a task/project a success? How much do want to be paid?@CharlesMwakio 15. Answering Questions Thank the interviewer for the question Avoid making funny faces Maintain a good eye contact If you havent understood the question please ask for it tobe repeated Answer questions fully and direct Be a keen listener Keep answers brief to allow more questions fromInterviewer Avoid saying Thats a good question After the interview thank the entire panel for their time@CharlesMwakio 16. HANDLING REJECTION AFTERINTERVIEW Be positive Thank the interview for the feedback if provided Try and be in communication for future opportunities@CharlesMwakio 17. "Hardest part might seemgetting a job, but how aboutkeeping a job?"@CharlesMwakio 18. Questions?Comments?Compliments?Complaints?