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Applying and Interviewing for Employment

Assoc. Prof Dr. Norlida Kamaluddin

Employment Messages
Rsum Support Documents
Applications Inquiries Follow-Ups

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Tips for Application Letters


Research the Organization Focus on the Audience Avoid Gimmicks Respect Readers Time Keep it Straightforward
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Tips for Application Letters


Be Clear and Specific Avoid Discussing Salary Keep the Letter Short Show Some Personality Aim for High Quality
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Types of Application Letters


Getting Attention

Building Interest Solicited Increasing Desire Unsolicited

Motivating Action
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Employment Interviews
Organizations Main Objective Applicants Main Objective

Match Applicants with the Organization

Match Goals and Capabilities with the Job

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Application Follow-Ups
Update Application

Exhibit Interest

Show Persistence
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Typical Interview Sequence


Employers Objectives

The Interview Process

Screening Stage

Selection Stage

Final Stage

Hiring Decision

Applicants Objectives
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Types of Interviews
Structured Open-Ended Group

Stress

Situational

Behavioral

Working

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Types of Interview Media


E-Mail Telephone
Cut Travel Costs

Instant Messaging Virtual Online Systems Videoconferencing

Save Staff Time

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What Employers Look For


Organization Fit
Personality Background Style
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Qualifications
Knowledge Skills Abilities
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Preemployment Testing
Integrity Tests Personality Tests Job-Skills Tests Substance Tests Background Checks
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Preparing for the Interview


Learn about the organization Think ahead about questions Build your confidence Polish your interview style Plan to look your best

Be ready when you arrive


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Learn About the Organization


The Organization
Corporate name

The Opportunity
Job Title

Age and location


Products or services Industry Position

Job Functions
Job Qualifications Career Path

Earnings and Growth


Overall Structure
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Salary Range
Travel and relocation
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Planning for Questions


Skills Goals Achievements
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Interests Attitudes Relationships


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Prepare Some Questions


Are these my kind of people?
Will I enjoy doing the work?

Do I want to do this job?


Does the job pay what Im worth? Who will be my supervisor? What kind of future can I expect?
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Bolster Your Confidence


Manage Apprehension

Emphasize the Positive

Focus on Strengths
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Polish Your Interview Style


Good Manners

Self-Confidence

Personal Poise

Mock Interviews

Nonverbal Skills

Voice Training

Good Judgment

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Plan to Look Good


Conservative Clothing Professionalism

Good Grooming
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Be Ready When You Arrive


Paperwork

Travel Time

Waiting Time
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The Interview Process


Screening Interview
Differentiate Yourself

Selection Interview
Stress Strengths

Final Interview
Reveal Motivations

Stress a Key Aspect

Sell Qualifications

Discuss Values

Demonstrate Skills

Obtain information

Get the Job

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Three Interview Stages


The Warm-Up

Questions-and-Answers

The Closing
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The Warm-Up Stage


First Impressions

Nonverbal Cues

Business Etiquette
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Questions-and-Answers
Give Thoughtful Answers Ask Intelligent Questions Pay Careful Attention Respond to Discrimination
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Close of the Interview


Concluding Gracefully

Discussing Salary

Reviewing Notes
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Following Up After the Interview


Thank-You Messages

Inquiry Messages
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More Follow-Up Messages


Requesting More Time Accepting Job Offers
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More Follow-Up Messages


Declining Job Offers Resignation Letters
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