Share Preparing for a Job Interview Quiz poll with collegues:
What is one thing you do not want to do during the first interview?
|Close by making plans for the next interview:||0|
|Connect with the interviewer:||0|
|Explain why you are a good fit:||0|
What should you avoid doing in advance when preparing for a job interview?
|Learn about the company's issues and concerns:||0|
|Memorize the most important responses to interview questions:||0|
|Practice the most common interview questions and responses:||0|
|Research about the company:||0|
Who is the most important person to meet politely and courteously?
|All of the above:||0|
You should only utilize examples from previous job experiences in your success stories during an interview.
|False - because the interviewer also appreciates successes in other areas of life.:||0|
|True - because all the interviewer cares about is past job success.:||0|
The employer is searching for the following things in every response you give:
|Any of the above:||0|
|How you will save them money:||0|
|How you will save them time:||0|
|How you will solve their problem(s):||0|
It is appropriate to imitate the interviewer's personality and tempo during the interview.
|False - because this is condescending.:||0|
|True - because this will build rapport.:||0|
During the first interview, make sure to bring up your salary requirements.
|False - salary negotiations should take place later in the hiring process.:||0|
|True - because this will quickly reveal whether the company can afford you.:||0|
If an employer asks an illegal question, you should:
|Answer the question.:||0|
|Refuse to answer.:||0|
|Take them to court.:||0|
|Use your best judgment depending on the question and the circumstances.:||0|
You should bring a copy of your resume to the interview.
|False - because you will insult the interviewer by assuming he or she can't find it.:||0|
|True - because the interviewer may have trouble locating theirs.:||0|
The best way to dress for success is to...
|Bring a sport coat, in case you need it.:||0|
|Wear a formal suit:||0|
When answering interview questions, it is important to:
|Be general :||0|
|Be specific :||0|
|Seize control of the interview whenever possible:||0|
|Stretch the facts to look good:||0|
If asked about any gaps in your work history, you should respond by:
|Describing some volunteering and consulting you have done during that time.:||0|
|Explaining the crisis that led to the gap.:||0|
|Say that you work best when you have time off in between jobs.:||0|
|State that family is your top priority.:||0|
At the start of an interview, you should:
|All of the above:||0|
|Look around the interview's office for things to comment on. :||0|
|Shake the interviewer's hand firmly and look him or her in the eye. :||0|
|Try to find common interests. :||0|
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