Interviewing Tips II


 Seven Deadly Interview Sins:

A Lack of Enthusiasm
Unprofessional Behavior
Poor Research Prior to Interviews
Misrepresenting yourself/your credentials to employers
A Lack of Direction
Weak Communication Skills
Failure to Market Yourself

Questions to Ask Employers:

Upon what criteria will my performance be evaluated? How and when is this done and by whom?
Describe the kind of people who thrive in your company. What are the key competencies of a successful employee?
How would you describe the management style of the person who would be supervising me?
What are the major issues this organization currently faces in this industry?
What are the opportunities for succession and increased responsibility within the organization?
Is there a commitment to promote from within?
How does this job and department fit into the organization as a whole?
How would you describe the corporate culture?
What opportunities exist for professional development and continuing education/training?

After the Interview:

As soon as possible, make notes of what was discussed in the interview.
Respond promptly to any employer request, including transcripts or references.
Follow up immediately with a thank you letter thanking the employer for their time and consideration, also reemphasizing your interest in the company/position. If the Interviewer indicates a preference for email communication, utilize email instead of "mailed" correspondence.


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