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Applying and

Interviewing for
Employment

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Employment Messages
Rsum Support Documents
Applications

Inquiries

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Follow-Ups

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Application Letters
Accompany the Rsum
WhatYou
YouAre
AreSending
Sending
What
Planning

WhyYou
YouAre
AreSending
SendingItIt
Why

Writing

Benefitsof
of Reading
ReadingItIt
Benefits
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
Solicited

Unsolicited
Unsolicited
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Attention

Interest

Using the
AIDA MODEL
Action
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Desire
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Application Follow-Ups
Update the
Application

Demonstrate
Interest

Show
Persistence

Underscore
Commitment

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Employment
Interviews
Organizations
Main Objective

Find Best
Best Talent
Talent to
to
Find
Fill Job
Job Openings
Openings
Fill

Applicants
Main Objective

Find
Find Right
Right Match
Match for
for
Goals
Goals and
and Capabilities
Capabilities

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Sequence of
Interviews
The Typical Process

Screening
Screening Stage
Stage
Applicant
Objectives

Selection
Selection Stage
Stage

Employer
Objectives

Final
Final Stage
Stage
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Structured
Structured

Unstructured
Unstructured

Panel
Panel

Group
Group

Behavioral
Behavioral

Types
Types of
of
Interviews
Interviews

Working
Working
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Situational
Situational

Stress
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
Organization Fit
Fit

Job
Job Qualifications
Qualifications

Personality
Personality

Education
Education

Background
Background

Experience
Experience

Style
Style

Skills
Skills

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Pre-Employment
Testing
Integrity
Integrity
Tests
Tests

Job Skills
Skills
Job
Tests
Tests

Personality
Personality
Profiles
Profiles

Substance
Substance
Tests
Tests

Background
Background
Checks
Checks

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Interview
Interview
Preparation
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
Operations
Markets
Markets
Challenges
Challenges
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Plan
Plan to
to Answer
Answer
Questions
Questions
The hardest decision you ever made
Your greatest weaknesses
Goals over the next five years
What you didnt like about prior jobs
Some information about yourself
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Prepare
Prepare Some
Some
Questions
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

Mock
Interviews

Nonverbal
Skills

Voice
Training

Competence

Confidence

Good Manners

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 Rsum

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

Questions-and-Answers

Close of the Interview

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The Warm-Up Stage


First Impressions
Body Language
Social Skills
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Questions-andAnswers
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
Requesting
More Time
Time
More
Accepting
Accepting
Job Offers
Offers
Job
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More Follow-Up
Messages
Declining
Declining
Job Offers
Offers
Job
Resigning
Resigning
From aa Job
Job
From
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Applying and
Interviewing for
Employment

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