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ERIC Number: ED260477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interviewing: An Important Part of the Job Search Process.
Clarke, Lillian Wilson
A job seeker who has been asked to come in for an interview is generally one of many applicants with equally acceptable credentials. Students' chances of getting a job can be enhanced by carefully studying job interview techniques. A productive approach to this study, which can be integrated into a variety of business courses, consists of three essential parts: pre-interview preparation, the interview, and the follow-up after the interview. Pre-interview preparation consists of a survey of possible places of employment, securing information on the selected company, and creating a resume for the specific position. Dressing appropriately and arriving early for the interview also make a favorable impression. There are two kinds of interviews: observation, during which the job seeker is permitted to speak freely while being observed; and the stress interview, during which the interviewer asks a minimum of questions and then may stare at the job seeker, causing him or her to respond nervously. The job seeker can ask a variety of questions, during any uncomfortable pauses in the interview, for example, questions regarding chances for advancement and the impact of the job on the overall functioning of the company. Following the interview, the candidate should write a brief letter to the interviewer, or telephone the interviewer, to thank him or her for the time spent. Appropriate writing assignments or interview role playing can be incorporated into the classroom to teach these techniques. (An interview checklist is included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A