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Ace your job interview

1. Interview Basics
Appearance, Introductions, & Basic Business Meeting Etiquette
  • Appearance
  • What to wear
  • Accessories, hygiene, perfume, cologne
  • Coats, purses, briefcases, bags and portfolios
  • Interview etiquette
  • American Business greetings
  • Nervousness
  • Introductions & your elevator speech
2. What To Do Before the Interview
Pre-Interview Research, Questions to Ask, Common Mistakes
  • Prepare information about yourself
  • Understand the basics of the position
  • Research the organization
  • Know the field and relevant current events
  • Use your research to improve your interviews
  • Setting up the interview -- ask questions
  • Do your homework and practice aloud
  • Avoid common mistakes
3. Interview Formats
(Individual, Panel, Group, Informal, Phone, Skype and Presentations)
  • Interview myths and realities
  • Panel
  • Group
  • Phone & Skype
  • Informal 
  • Stress interview
  • Presentations and activities
  • Situational interviews
  • Behavioral interviews
4. Interview Stages
(Pre-Interview through Post Interview Follow Up Strategies)
  • Before you set up an interview
  • Completing pre-interview requirements
  • Answering questions during the interview
  • Asking questions at the end of the interview
  • Post-interview strategies
5. General Interview Q&A Strategies
How to Prepare, Approach Questions and Communications
  • PAR, STAR, and SHARE techniques
  • Practicing strategies
  • How long your answers should be
6. Strategies for Specific Types of Questions
(Open Ended, Directed, Behavioral, Stress and more)
  • Directed questions
  • Open-ended questions
  • Behavioral and situational interview questions
  • Tough interview questions
7. Interview Success & Advanced Strategies
Interview Must Dos and Beyond the Basics)
  • Making time to learn
  • Dealing with nervousness
  • Projecting yourself positively
  • Your communication strengths and weaknesses