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Interview Tips Interview Tip 1: Plan Ahead Interview Tip 2: Role Play Interview Tip 3: Eye Contact Interview

Tip 4: Be Positive Interview Tip : Adapt Interview Tip !: Relate Interview Tip ": Enco#ra$e 1% Arrive &ew 'in#tes early 2% (ill it o#t application neatly and co'pletely) *on+t attach yo#r res#'e #nless yo#+re told to do so 3% ,reet the interviewer -y last na'e i& yo# are s#re o& the pron#nciation) I& not. as/ the e'ployer to repeat it) 4% 0'ile and sha/e hands &ir'ly) % 1ait #ntil yo#+re o&&ered a chair -e&ore sittin$) 0it #pri$ht. loo/ alert and interested at all ti'es) 2isten care&#lly and respond s#ccinctly and artic#lately) !% 2oo/ the hirin$ 'ana$er in the eye while spea/in$) "% ,et the 3o- description and the d#ties to yo# so yo# can &oc#s yo#r responses on yo#r -ac/$ro#nd. s/ills and acco'plish'ents that relate to the position) 4% Be sincere and tr#th&#l while &oc#sin$ on co''#nicatin$ yo#r speci&ic pro&essional achieve'ents that relate to the acco#ntin$ or &inance 3o- openin$) 5% 6eep yo#r answers -rie&) Ela-orate i& as/ed) 17% Incl#de solid. 8#anti&ia-le data) Interviewees tend to tal/ in $eneralities) 9n&ort#nately. $eneralities o&ten &ail to convince interviewers that the applicant has assets) Incl#de 'eas#ra-le in&or'ation and provide details a-o#t speci&ic acco'plish'ents when disc#ssin$ yo#r stren$ths) :ost interviewers are see/in$ individ#als who are a-le to personally present the'selves well in a an interview) They are see/in$ to reco''end those who will -e a $ood re&lection #pon the'selves and their selectivity) 0o 'ost interviewers nat#rally $ravitate to speci&ic ;critical s#ccess &actors; that have wor/ed &or the' consistently) In its si'plest &or'. the interview consists o& three distinct steps: 1) Esta-lish rapport 2) ,ather in&or'ation 3) co'plete It is i'portant to #nderstand these -asic steps in order to -e s#ccess&#l in yo#r interviewin$) Each step carries with it a di&&erent &oc#s and e'phasis) Each step has its own protocol and re8#ire'ents) And s#ccess&#l co'pletion o& each step is critical &or yo# to $o on to the ne<t step in the process. whether that -e another interview or the act#al 3o- o&&er) It is i'portant to note that there is a d#al responsi-ility &or s#ccess&#l co'pletion o& each o& these steps) The e'ployer has a responsi-ility to &ollow thro#$h in each step. yet yo# have a $reater

responsi-ility) I& the e'ployer &ails in his responsi-ility. the co'pany will potentially &ail to hire a 8#ali&ied candidate) B#t i& yo# consistently &ail in yo#r responsi-ility. yo# will &ail to -e hired) 0o yo# need to ta/e personal responsi-ility &or yo#r side o& the interview process) The esta-lishin$ rapport step is where the vital &irst i'pressions are &or'ed) 0o'e e'ployers will clai' to -e a-le to 'a/e a decision a-o#t a candidate in thirty seconds or less) The tr#th is that yo# will set the tone &or the interview thro#$h yo#r physical appearance and initial responses) I& yo# start o&& poorly. yo# can recover. -#t only a&ter a herc#lean e&&ort) =o#r personal appearance will spea/ vol#'es -e&ore yo# ever #tter a word) :any interviewers are analy>in$ yo# in re&erence to the co'pany c#lt#re) *oes this person &it in? 1o#ld this person represent o#r co'pany well? 1o#ld others &eel I 'ade a $ood selection in reco''endin$? And the s'all tal/ is act#ally -i$ tal/. since it will $reatly a&&ect how yo# are perceived in the eyes o& the interviewer) It+s not necessarily the words yo# say. -#t how yo# say the') =o#r ver-al artic#lation and voca-#lary will -e noted. especially any variance. positive or ne$ative. &ro' the standard) I& yo# have done yo#r interview ho'ewor/ and have &#lly researched the co'pany. the words will &low s'oothly) I& not. it will show) This is where yo#r positive attit#de and con&idence will esta-lish the tone &or the interview) And this is the step d#rin$ which yo# have the opport#nity to 'a/e yo#r personal connection with the interviewer)