How to survive a Job Interview

Informative Presentation

Specific Purpose:  To inform my audience about how to survive a job interview, After listening to my speech, I hope my audience will be better prepared for any potential interviews without the common nervous jitters.

  •  Introduction
  1. Imagine yourself walking into your first interview, nervous and maybe even a little sweaty; you begin to forget everything you wanted to say.
  2. I would like to give you a brief overview of how to survive a job interview, to be prepared, first impression and knowing your questions and answers.
  3.  My name is Sidra Jabeen. Intrigued by the subject, I have read dozens of  newspaper and magazine articles about this subject.
  4. The benefits are you can have personal experience of successful job interview.
  •  Body

We’ll start with How to be prepared

  1. Start off with your own research:  Research small, but important things like, company size and history, products and services, and culture of the company. Google yourself! Google anyone well-known and well-respected in your field.
  2. Refresh yourself on your own experience. Think of previous employer scenarios for potential answers during the interview.
  3. It’s about time that you should have your resume by now. Update/Print Resume. According to Chandra Vennapoosa, Job interview Question and Answers she mentioned “Show Your Best Qualities You probably do not realize it but the question, “Tell me three things about you, which are not found in your resume”  is a question that an interviewer would ask to really get to know you.”
  4. Show them you are prepared, Show them you’re interested, Show them your energy, be confident and just be yourself.

First impressions with your appearance mean everything.

  1. If you want to be successful, you have to dress the part. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing.
  2. Be yourself, present yourself; don’t try to be something you’re not. According to An interview guide from Dalhousie University from Canada “Dress for Success”… ‘While the ability to field questions and communicate skills successfully is indispensable, there are other issues to be considered. An important component of the job interview is “dressing for success”.” Be sure to present yourself in a professional manner
  3. Once you have your thoughts and looks together, you’re one step closer to success.

Know your questions and answers.

  1. What to do when they ask challenging questions.
  2. Prepare for Scenario questions, possibly involving a previous job, or “What would you do..?”
  3. Ask questions to show you are interested.
  4. This is your time to get to know your potential position, and see if its right for you. The best way to answer the question is to provide a short and straightforward answer. For people who have not prepared for this question, they may find it difficult to provide a solid response.
  5. According to Chandra Vennapoosa, Job interview Question and Answers she mentioned, “Keep it Positive and Constructive One.  Tell them that you associate criticism with helpful comments or feedback rather than negative remarks about you. You can even mention the words positive and constructive to also describe the way you deal with criticisms from people. Mentioning an example or experience is one of the most of effective ways to support a main point. Your interviewer will be interested to know how you honestly dealt with criticism. Since you are applying for a job, quote your experience from a previous work setting. It gives the impression that apart from personal comments, you have the right attitude for the job. You can be viewed as a mature working professional by your potential employer.Stay professional and avoid negativity. So far we have identified how to prepare yourself, how to dress and what to say. Staying professional is the final point to your interview.
  1. Do not speak over the interviewer; listen to what they have to say. Listen carefully as they speak, without thinking yet about what to say.
  2. Prospective employers don’t want to hear anything negative about the previous employer.
  3. Regardless of what happened with a previous employer, avoid the negativity.
  4. Transition the conversation of negativity to your own strengths.

Remember to thank them for their time and consideration.


–Now do you think you’re ready?–

It seems everyone worries about their first interview, but if you remember to prepare, perfect your appearance, ask questions, and remain professional, there should be no worries. So on interview day, try not to be nervous. If you strive to show your confidence, you’ll be sure to have a successful interview.

–Many job seekers have described have said that submitting a resume in today’s job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time.–

You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn’t. I think this could be why:

80% of employers

Google job seekers follow

these before inviting theminto an interview!

If employers don’t find something good and solid, that agrees with the resume — a LinkedIn Profile is perfect for this.  If you aren’t invited in for an interview.

Interviewing job candidates is very expensive for an employer to do (second only to the cost of hiring the wrong candidate)! Consequently, employers use Google searches to try to avoid those expensive mistakes. We’ve identified how you should prepare yourself before attending the interview; so now let’s get ready for the actual meeting–


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