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Typical Sequence of Events

A typical sequence of events are:

  • Interview with personnel (general questions, review of the company and their benefits).
  • Interview with the immediate supervisor and peers.
  • Interview with the hiring authority (manager, etc.)
  • Shake hands firmly and maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
  • Maintain a high energy level. Sit up with back straight. No coffee (to spill) and no smoking.
  • It is to your advantage if a subject of mutual interest arises, but do not fake knowledge. Be yourself. Poise, confidence, and self-respect are of great importance.

If there is interest from both parties:

  • Testing (physical drug test, written test, and proof of employment eligibility).
  • Job Offer.

Personnel will usually provide company information and available benefits. Thorough review and questions concerning benefits should be addressed after the interview. Remember, the interviewers are trying to see how you can contribute to the company.

Conduct yourself with confidence and determination to get the job. You have other options, of course, and your interviewer knows this, but wants to think that you want a job with this company. Don’t play coy. Sell yourself. This is your first meeting and the position, as well as future promotions, may depend on your presentation. Are you going to sell them on the idea of hiring you, or will they sell you on the idea that this job is not for you? You must present a positive attitude to the prospective employer. You must NOT seem disinterested or appear to be job shopping.

The interview should be a two-way conversation. Ask questions of the interviewers. This shows your interest in the company and the position, and enables you to gather the right information to make an intelligent decision afterwards. The questions you have prepared can be asked of the different people you see.

Remember, the objective of the interview is to obtain an offer. During the interview, you must gather enough information concerning the position to make a decision.

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