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Job Interviewing 101: How to Succeed in Any Situation

JOB INTERVIEWING

101



How to Succeed in Any Situation



With the average employer receiving more than 100 applications per job opening, how can you stand out if you get an interview?



Read your interviewer!



Most common Types of Interviews



IN-PERSON AVG. DURATION :40



TIP

Dress appropriately, show up on time, and bring extra copies of your resume and supporting documents.



PHONE AVG. DURATION :30



TIP

Standing up while you speak can help you articulate better.



TESTING



TIP

Strengthen your skills so that you won't be caught unprepared.



VIDEO



60%



Managers who conduct video interviews



TIP

Make sure your equipment, lighting, and sound are functioning properly.



GROUP



Department heads are more willing to spend 1 hr in a group interview of 12 candidates than to set aside 12 hrs for one-on-one conversations.



TIP

Pay attention to what other candidates are saying and build on their responses.



What Types of Interviewers Could You Encounter?



The ROBOT



Unenthusiastic about creating a connection, they just want to fill the position



TIP

Convey your work ethic and illustrate how it has made you successful.



The BORED SUPERVISOR



21%



Candidates who reported employers were not enthusiastic about their company



TIP

Excite by showcasing your work history and your plans for the position.



The INTIMIDATOR



May press you on your professional history, creating stress and nerves



GRRRRR!



TIP

Maintain focus and offer proven stories that show why you're right for the job.



The CLUELESS BOSS



DUNCE



17%



Candidates who didn't believe the employer was knowledgable



TIP

Maintain your composure and show your expertise and professionalism.



The YOUNGSTER



34%

15%



U.S. workers who say they have a younger boss

Work for someone at least 10 years younger



TIP

Younger workers tend to learn visually - illustrate your expertise with a portfolio.



The NICE GUY



Relatable, listens, and makes you feel welcome in the organization



TIP

Always steer the conversation back to the job if it becomes too casual.



The DETAIL-ORIENTED BOSS



Stickler for plans, numbers, attribution, and the bottom line



TIP

Use specifics to explain your successes so they can see why you're the right fit.



The INNOVATOR



Sees the big picture and isn't afraid to take risks



TIP

Be prepared with fresh ideas that prove your expert knowledge of the industry.



The SEASONED CEO



57%



CEOs that have started more than one company



TIP

Bring a plan to the interview that shows your ideas for the position.



BE PREPARED, READ YOUR INTERVIEWER, AND WIN THE JOB!

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Job Interviewing 101: How to Succeed in Any Situation

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