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Applying and Interviewing

for Employment

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Employment Messages

Résumé Support Documents

Applications Inquiries Follow-Ups

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Application Letters
Accompany the Résumé

What You Are Sending

Planning Why You Are Sending It Writing

Benefits of Reading It

Completing
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Tips for Application Letters

Be Clear and Specific Show You Are Informed

Avoid Discussing Salary Keep the Letter Short

Show Some Personality Aim for High Quality

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Types of Application Letters

Solicited

Unsolicited

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Attention Interest

Using the
AIDA MODEL

Action Desire

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Application Follow-Ups

Update the Demonstrate


Application Interest

Show Underscore
Persistence Commitment

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Employment Interviews
Organization’s Applicant’s
Main Objective Main Objective

Find Best Talent to Find Right Match for


Fill Job Openings Goals and Capabilities

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Sequence of Interviews
The Typical Process

Screening Stage

Applicant Employer
Objectives
Selection Stage Objectives

Final Stage

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Structured Unstructured

Panel Group
Types of
Interviews
Behavioral Situational

Working Stress

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Interview Media

Telephone E-mail and IM

Video Interview Virtual Online

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What Do Employers Seek?

Organization Fit Job Qualifications

Personality Education

Background Experience

Style Skills

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Pre-Employment Testing

Integrity Personality
Tests Profiles

Job Skills Substance Background


Tests Tests Checks

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Interview Preparation
Learn about the organization
Think ahead about questions
Bolster your confidence
Polish your interview style
Plan to look your best
Be ready when you arrive
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Learn About the Company

Operations

Markets

Challenges

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Plan to Answer Questions
The hardest decision you ever made
Your greatest weaknesses
Goals over the next five years
What you didn’t like about prior jobs
Some information about yourself
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Prepare Some Questions
• Are these my kind of people?
• Can I do the work and will I enjoy it?
• Is this the job I want?
• Does the job pay what I am worth?
• Who would I be working for?
• What sort of future can I expect?
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Build Your Confidence

Minimize Weaknesses

Maximize Strengths

Manage Apprehension

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Polish Your Interview Style

Good Manners

Competence
Confidence

Mock Nonverbal Voice


Interviews Skills Training

Good Judgment

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A Professional Image

Business Clothing

Good Grooming

Appropriate Behavior

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Be Ready When You Arrive

Preparing Traveling Waiting

Your Résumé The Location Review and Plan

Support Papers The Route Be Professional

Your Portfolio Travel Time Practice Courtesy

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The Interview Process

1 The Warm-Up Stage

2 Questions-and-Answers

3 Close of the Interview


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The Warm-Up Stage

First Impressions

Body Language

Social Skills
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Questions-and-Answers

Deal with Questions

Listen Carefully

Handle Discrimination
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Close of the Interview

Conclude Gracefully

Discuss Salary

Review 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

Resigning
From a Job

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Applying and Interviewing
for Employment

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