October 2013

Questions To Ask During An Interview

Questions To Ask During An Interview

  • What attracted you to this company?
  • Would you describe a typical workday and the things I would do?
  • Which duties or responsibilities are most important for this job?
  • What are the major challenges the new hire will face in this job?
  • How will I be trained or introduced to the job?
  • How long should it take for me to get my feet on the ground and become productive?
  • Can you describe the ideal person for this job?
  • What are the department’s goals for the year?

50 Common Interview Questions

50 Common Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
  2. Tell me what you know about this company.
  3. Why did you decide to become a (snake charmer)?
  4. What skills or requirements do you think are needed for this job?
  5. What motivates you to do a good job?
  6. Why is customer service so important in business today?
  7. Why should I hire you instead of someone more qualified?
  8. Did you ever have a disagreement with your boss?
  9. Tell me about the toughest boss you ever worked for.

Interview Don'ts

Interview Don’ts

  • Don’t dress too casually or look untidy.
  • Don’t make derogatory remarks about past or present employers.
  • Don’t fidget or twitch, try to control other nervous mannerisms.
  • Conversely, don’t sit there like a statue. If you feel more comfortable talking with the aid of your hands for emphasis, then use them, but try not to be too excessive in your gestures.
  • Don’t interrupt the interviewer before they have finished asking you a question and never finish their sentences for them.
  • Don’t Lie.

Interview Do's

Interview Do’s

  • Dress appropriately. Extremes in fashion or very casual clothes should generally be avoided. Err on the side of being conservative to show you take the interview seriously. Look neat and clean.
  • Know the exact time and location of your interview; know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc.
  • Be punctual. Make sure that you are 10 minutes early and if you are going to be unavoidably detained, call and let them know.
  • Treat everyone you encounter with courtesy and respect.

Interview Skills


Getting Ready

  • Research the school/school board or general employer
  • Learn as much as you can about the position
  • Improve your appearance – get a haircut, manicure, shine your shoes, trim your nails, etc.
  • Practice answering questions – Practice out loud, by yourself, book a mock interview to receive feedback
  • Develop insightful questions to ask
  • Review examples of your successes at work
  • Confirm the time, date, place and

Guidelines For Females

Guidelines For Females

  • Suit: Knee-length skirt or pant suit.
  • Colors: Navy or medium blue, medium to charcoal gray, wine, black.
  • Pattern: Solid or pinstripe.
  • Fabric: Linen (spring and summer), wool/polyester blend (year-round), or all wool (winter).
  • Blouse: Are best in solid colors and tailored – natural fabrics (cotton and silk_.

Guidelines For Males

Guidelines for Males

  • Suit: A two-piece conservative suit.


  • Colors: Preferably navy blue, black or medium to charcoal gray.
  • Pattern: Solid or pinstripe.
  • Fabric: Wool/polyester blend (year-round) or all wool (winter).
  • Tie: Solid color, small dot or paisley or conservative stripe.

Tips For Everyone

Tips for Everyone

  • Hair should be clean and neat.


  • Be sure your clothing is clean, pressed and in good repair – being well groomed is essential.


  • Good grooming indicates to the employer that you value yourself and your work.


  • Clothing should fit well and be comfortable. Natural fabrics such as wool and cotton wear well and look best.


  • Shoes should be polished.

Reference Page Guidelines

Reference Page Guidelines

  • Use the same paper and font as you did on your resume.
  • Format your reference page just like your resume.