NOTE: This lesson is usually taught in Office Occupations and Business English courses but could be incorporated into most Business courses.
The following links provide a wealth of information on the entire Interview Process (especially "Knowing Yourself and the Job"), as well additional information leading up to and after the Interview (i.e., application letters, resume, etc.).
Go to CC CAREER CENTER, JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS to see where part of the lesson content material was taken from. This website also gives information on many other topics related to skills leading up to and after the Interview. The following is a list of topics offered by this website.
A. SETTING THE INTERVIEW
B. KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW THE ORGANIZATION
C. ANTICIPATE POSSIBLE INTERVIEW SITUATIONS
D. UNDERSTAND THE INTERVIEWER'S PERSPECTIVE
E. INTERVIEW PREPARATION GUIDELINES
F. HELPFUL INTERVIEW TIPS
G. The "STAR" Technique
H. QUESTIONS YOU MAY BE ASKED
I. MORE QUESTIONS *
J. ILLEGAL QUESTIONS
K. GUIDELINES FOR SENSITIVE AND ILLEGAL QUESTIONS
L. QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT ASK
M. INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW AT THE END OF AN INTERVIEW
N. CLOSING THE INTERVIEW
P. EVALUATING A JOB OFFER
Q. SALARY NEGOTIATION
R. HOW DID IT GO?
APPENDIX A: INTERVIEW PLANNING FORM: ABOUT YOURSELF
APPENDIX B: INTERVIEW PLANNING FORM: YOUR EMPLOYER TARGET
APPENDIX C: USING THE "STAR" TECHNIQUE
APPENDIX E: INTERVIEW EXPENSE REPORT
Go to INTERVIEW POWER: EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING to see where part of the lesson content material was taken from. This website contains information about Effective Interviewing Skills and a Workshop that is offered.
Go to JOB SEARCH SKILLS--RESUME AND INTERVIEW TIPS. This website provides career search tips that land jobs and extensive information on resume writing, interview preparation, and planning.
Go to JOB FINDING SKILLS. This website contains the INTERVIEW TIPS Job Search Manual: One of the most comprehensive manuals available for job searching.
Go to INTERVIEWING FOR EMPLOYMENT. This website gives information about the interview process. "The interview is the last step of the hiring process--and the most important. It offers both you and the employer the opportunity to meet one another, exchange information, and come to tentative conclusions about 'hiring' one another."
Go to the TITLE PAGE.
http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu//Classwork/731Sp99/Lesson/mckinney-heathth3.html (February, 1999)