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Lecture 3

ANEQ 292 Lecture 3: Interviews

by Linh

Department
Animal Sciences
Course Code
ANEQ 292
Professor
Ryan Brooks
Lecture
3

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INTER VI E WS
LECTURE 5
2/21/17
TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
Phone interview
- Often used as a way to narrow the field of applicants before in-person
interviews
- Can save company money
- Treat just like a formal interview
- Be ready!! Have questions and something to take notes with
o Show interest
o Always have questions
Video/Skype Interview
- Dress business casual
- Be ready, they can see you
Traditional interview
- Uses broad based questions
- Employers are looking for:
o Ability/skills to do tasks at hand
o Passion and a strong work ethic
o Ability to works as a team player and fit into the organization
- May be a single person interviewing you or a panel of people
Behavioral Interview
- One of the newest forms of interviews
- Behavior based questions that provide a more objective set of facts
- Used to evaluate behavior and experience to determine your ability for
success
- Based on the premise that your recent, relevant past performance is the
best predictor of future performance
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- Behaviors they look for:
o Adaptability
o Communication
o Professionalism
o Risk taking
o Leadership
o Motivation
- Interviewers seek specific examples to get understanding of how you
react to certain situations
- 3 steps:
o situation
o
o
- Go into detail and give as much information as possible
o Think about it!
Group Interviews
- Often starts with a presentation to candidates
- Question/Answer period
- Sometimes given a situation/scenario to work through
TYPICAL STAGES TO INTERVIEW
Introductory stage
- Interviewer establishes rapport and relaxed atmosphere
- Interviewer gets 1st impression (greeting, handshake, appearance,
demeanor)
- Logistics of interview
- Give resume
Information from the interviewer to the candidate
- Interviewer may give more info about the position
Questions from the interviewer to the candidate
Opportunity given to the interviewee to ask questions
- ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS!
Conclusion
- Interviewer to explain next steps of hiring process and how employer will
be in contact with you
- Express your thanks
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