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ELTU2012 Business Communication I ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MODULE 1 JOB SEARCH SKILLS 1C JOB INTERVIEWS OBJECTIVES 1. To help you analyze the skills and abilities you can offer a prospective employer 2. To introduce various types of interviews and interview etiquette 3. To help you respond to questions in job interviews
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  ELTU2012 Business Communication I ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Module 1c_ Job Search Skills: Job Interviews (Student Version) updated July 2017 1 M ODULE 1   J OB S EARCH S KILLS  1 C J OB I NTERVIEWS   O BJECTIVES 1.   To help you analyze the skills and abilities you can offer a prospective employer 2.   To introduce various types of interviews and interview etiquette 3.   To help you respond to questions in job interviews appropriately and effectively L EARNING O UTCOMES Upon completion of this section, you will be able to: 1.   analyze the skills and abilities you can offer to a prospective employer 2.   understand various types of interviews and interview etiquette 3.   handle questions in job interviews appropriately and effectively 4.   prepare for a mock interview A UDIENCE A NALYSIS AND S ELF -I NTRODUCTION T ASK 1:   W HAT D O I NTERVIEWERS L OOK F OR IN A C ANDIDATE ? What do you think interviewers are looking for in a candidate in general? Discuss with your group-mates and list the top five characteristics you agree on. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Show your classmates a job advertisement that interests you recently.  Job position applied: ________________________________________ Company name: ____________________________________ Company profile/ website: _____________________________________________________  ELTU2012 Business Communication I ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Module 1c_ Job Search Skills: Job Interviews (Student Version) updated July 2017 2 What kinds of skills and experience is this specific position looking for? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ T ASK 2:   I NTRODUCING Y OURSELF AT A C AREER F AIR    Chris and Crystal were interested in applying for a marketing training programme. Watch their performance at a career fair. 1. Watch the video clip “ How to Work a Career Fair ”  (2:00-2:40) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lt75KdVi5A What caused Chris ’  failure in his interview? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Now in the same video clip, watch a good example of a self-introduction. (3:00-5:10) Which three interview questions did Crystal attempt to address to in her one-minute market pitch? 1. _________________________________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________________________________ Crystal managed to link her background to the job requirements and stressed that she was a good fit for the position. How did Crystal tie her answer to what the company was looking for? Give three examples.  Job requirements Crystal ’ s answers 1.   2.   3.    ELTU2012 Business Communication I ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Module 1c_ Job Search Skills: Job Interviews (Student Version) updated July 2017 3 Having good preparation is a key to Crystal ’ s success in winning a job interview. To prepare, you will need to: ã   review your resume and understand your competitive edge ã   research the employer and the job requirements. ã   Analyze how your key strengths match the company’s needs   ã   prepare a 30-second self-introduction and practice aloud. ã   prepare for commonly asked questions and potential questions to ask the interviewer ã   dress professionally T ASK 3:   P REPARING A O NE -M INUTE S ELF -I NTRODUCTION Now prepare a two-minute self-introduction to convince a potential employer that you are well-suited to the job you are applying for. Address your prospective employer ’ s needs and concerns as if you are answering some basic interview questions. For example: 1.   What position are you interested in? 2.   How much do you know about the employer? Why are you interested in this company or  job? 3.   What qualifications do you have? Why are you a good match for this company? 4.   What makes you a good fit for this job: e.g., a high cumulative   GPA in a particular subject, work experience or networking in the field, special skills showing the required personal qualities, etc. Useful expressions    I know you are looking for someone who has …      I also served as a …      Your company is/ has …  , which is why I ’ d like to work for you …      I think I ’ m a good fit to this position/ your company because …    ELTU2012 Business Communication I ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Module 1c_ Job Search Skills: Job Interviews (Student Version) updated July 2017 4 Your self-introduction _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E XTENDED ACTIVITY   Audio- or video-record your two-minute self-introduction and then upload the clip on the Blackboard site for peer comments. Name of speaker/candidate: ______________________________________ Peer comments by: _______________________________________________ Contents: Language:
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