*The following information is drawn directly from the website www.careerbuilder.com for the convenience of participants. This is an excellent website for further details.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW
Research the school and the position requirements.
An interviewer will be impressed by your interest and motivation and you will be able to explain
what you can contribute to the school.
Prepare for the actual interview.
Practice your answers to common questions and prepare a list of questions to ask the employer.
Rehearse your interview with a friend.
Prepare your interview materials before you leave.
Bring several current copies of your resume and a list of references.
Dress professionally, conservatively and comfortably.
MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION IN JOB INTERVIEWS
Before the Interview
Be positive and try to make others feel comfortable.
A firm handshake and smile are good indicators.
Think of the interview as a conversation, not an interrogation.
During the Interview
§ Be confident.
Eye contact, clear voice and establish a rapport.
Otherwise you may miss important cues.
§ Reflect before answering a difficult question.
§ Ask your prepared questions.
§ Show you want the job.
Display your initiative by talking about contributions you could make to the school.
§ Avoid negative body language and signs of nervousness or tension; For example:
Frequently touching your mouth
Faking a cough to think about the answer to a question
Gnawing on your lip
Tight or forced smiles
Swinging your foot or leg
Folding or crossing your arms
Avoiding eye contact
Picking at invisible bits of lint
After the Interview
Close the interview with a handshake and thank the interviewer for their time.
Reiterate your interest in the position and your qualifications.
Telephone in a few days to check on the status of your application. If they offer to contact you