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Interviewing Tips
  • PREPARATION IS VITAL! Know yourself AND the company.
  • Employers are most interested in HOW what you’ve done qualifies you for the job you’re applying for. The interview will often take a BEHAVIORAL approach where you will be expected to discuss specific situations you’ve experienced, and the outcomes of those situations.
  • Be prepared to discuss your Academic and Work Background, Career Interests and Personal Goals, Strengths and Weaknesses, Special Skills or Talents, Accomplishments, and Leadership.
  • Employers will evaluate your Motivation for Work, Ability to Learn, Judgment, Planning and Organizing, Career Ambition, and Initiative.
  • The MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES employers will evaluate include OVERALL ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, ENTHUSIASM, AND MOTIVATION.
  • Some typical Interview Questions:
            - Tell me about yourself!
            - What accomplishments are you most proud of?
            - Where do you see yourself five years from now?
            - What are your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?
  • Research Companies using recruiting literature, annual reports, and national publications (directories, indexes, industrial guides, and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune Magazine). Information on many organizations is readily available in the CDC Library, other Campus and local libraries, and via the World Wide Web.
  • KEY ITEMS TO REMEMBER: Dress appropriately, be on time, and remember, the keys to a successful interview are to BE PREPARED, AND MARKET YOURSELF EFFECTIVELY!

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