Body Language: Interview Do’s and Don’ts
You may know your interviewer from previous experience at Farmers, but when you greet them as the interviewee, you are making a first impression all over again. Make sure your body language is working for, not against, you.
Interviewing With a Friend? 5 Rules to Follow
When interviewing for another position within Farmers, you may find yourself being interviewed by a friend â€“ or at least an acquaintenance. Make sure you keep the interview professional and follow these guidelines.
You may not be asked these exact questions while interviewing for another Farmers position, but you will likely be asked similar questions. This article gives you some great sample answers.
Interview Tips for When Someone Asks, “What Questions Do You Have?”
Don’t have any questions for your interviewers at the end of your interview? Wrong answer! Even though you already know a lot about Farmers as a company, you MUST have some questions in order to show that you have prepared for the interview and are engaged. In addition to the questions posed in this article, here are some more.
1. What are the current challenges for this position?
2. With whom will I be working most closely?
3. What feedback/support will I get?
4. What are this department’s short- and long-term goals?
However, not all questions were created equal. Here are some questions notto ask in an interview.
1. Anything related to salary (at least not in the first interview)
2. Questions that start with the word “why.” These tend to sound confrontational
3. May I arrive early or late as long as I get my hours in [or work done]?
4. How soon can I get promoted? This may sound arrogant or entitled
5 Weaknesses to Tell Your Interviewer About
In one way or another, you will be asked about your weaknesses. Do not say you are a perfectionist! Instead, here are some potential good answers.
Hiring Managers Share the 8 Biggest Interviewing Mistakes
There are fine lines to walk during an interview. You want to appear assertive but not aggressive, sociable but not talk to much, eager but not desperate. This article shares how to successfully walk some of these lines. In addition to what is in this article, here are some other missteps that can trip you up:
1. You don’t know anything about the company department or function you’re interviewing with
2. You don’t want the actual job you’re interviewing for. Instead, you see it as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
3. You talk bad about a former boss.
4. You lie–even a small one, such as an exaggeration.
5. You ask the wrong questions (see the article above, “Interview Tips for When Someone Asks, “What Questions Do You Have?”
6. You answer your cell phone during the interview.
7. You dress inappropriately.
8. You do not make good eye contact or smile, or you have bad posture.
9. When talking about your experience or what you can offer, you do not provide specific examples but speak in generalities.
When You Realize the Job Isn’t a Good Fit Halfway Through the Interview
What do you do if you are halfway through the interview and you recognize that this is not the job for you? Politely end the conversation? No! Especially in internal interviews, there are long-term benefits to seeing the interview through to the end.
Do you call or don’t you? If you send a thank you note, what do you say? How do you express that you are interested and a great fit without looking pushy?
What are the Best Follow-up Emails?
The interview is not over when you are back at your desk. Make sure to follow up your interview with appropriate thank you notes. It is as easy as using Lotus Notes.
How to Cope With a Job Interview Rejection: Learning From Mistakes
You might do everything right and still not get the job. Here are some tips on how to cope with job interview rejection.
Preparing as the Interviewee (2 hours)
o Introducing Behavioral-based Questions
o Building the Behavioral-based Resume
o Interviewing the Interviewers
o Behavior that Enhances Interviewing
Experiencing the Behavioral-Based Interview (2 hours)
o Recognizing the Behavioral-Based Interview
o Building Rapport
o Answering Questions
o Finishing Touches
How to Ace an Interview Without Being Nervous
It is only natural to be nervous for a job interview, even if you know the interviewers from previous wor. In this 3:30 video clip, learn how to minimize your nervousness.
The Importance of Eye Contact in a Job Interview
In this 3:37 video clip you will see how important eye contact is in a job interview, as you can use it to project confidence — or a lack of confidence.
What Not to Ask at the End of an Interview
The interviewer has said his or her piece and has opened the floor to you. What questions should you not ask?