Karen is a part time university student and she takes on jobs to per her bills. As a result her resume is disorganized, and potential employers are concerned about her ability to commit to one job. Avril, a career advisor uses an honest tough-love approach to help her focus and obtain her dream job. She shows Karen how to improve her approach to interviewing and stop being complacent with her job search. There are several important topics covered including the different types of job interviews, interview questions, how to conduct pre-interview research, the STAR response technique, and much more. Several printable and viewable resources are included and available on the internet. (24 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Interview Skills: Preparation (04:43) – The interview is an opportunity for job sellers to sell themselves to the employer. They must perform pre-interview research to know about the company they are interview with, and carry an up-to-date resume.
Interview Process (05:32) – First impressions matter a lot with job interviews. You must be well dressed, punctual and confident. Be sure to turn your phone off, and know what to say. Speak clearly and confidently, and bring all the necessary documents with you.
Mock Interviews (04:46) – Mock interviews offer an excellent opportunity to practice job interview questions and techniques. Make them as close to real as possible.
Interview Follow-Up (03:33) – Always follow up your interview with a thank you note, even if you don’t obtain the job. Leave a positive impression. Prepare for your interview and be confident throughout, and stay positive no matter what.