Preparing for Interviews

Preparing for Interviews

Preparing for Interviews

Pre-Interview Research Worksheet

In interviews, your job is to convince a recruiter that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the job. Show motivation and convince a recruiter that you fit the organization’s culture and job description, and you get that much closer to an offer.

7-Step Interview Prep Plan

1. Research the organization.

This will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.

  • Seek background information.
    • Use tools like Vault, CareerSearch or The Riley Guide for an overview of the organization and its industry profile.
    • Visit the organization’s website to ensure that you understand the breadth of what they do.
    • Review the organization’s background and mission statement.
    • Assess their products, services and client-base.
    • Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.
  • Get perspective. Review trade or business publications. Seek perspective and a glimpse into their industry standing.
  • Develop a question list. Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.

2. Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements.

  • Analyze the job description. Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • Examine the hierarchy. Determine where the position fits within the organization.
  • Look side-by-side. Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.

3. Prepare responses.

Most interviews involve a combination of resume-based, behavioral and case questions. We encourage you to meet with us to practice telling your story in the best possible way.

4. Plan what to wear.

  • Go neutral. Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-colored suit and professional shoes, is best.
  • Err formal. If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.
  • Plug in that iron. Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.
  • Dress to impress. Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.

5. Plan what to bring.

  • Extra copies of your resume on quality paper
  • A notepad or professional binder and pen
  • A list of references
  • Information you might need to complete an application
  • A portfolio with samples of your work, if relevant

6. Pay attention to non-verbal communication.

  • Be mindful. Nonverbal communication speaks volumes.
  • Start ahead. Remember that waiting room behaviors may be reported.
  • Project confidence. Smile, establish eye contact and use a firm handshake.
  • Posture counts. Sit up straight yet comfortably. Be aware of nervous gestures such as foot-tapping.
  • Be attentive.  Don’t stare, but maintain good eye contact, while addressing all aspects of an interviewer’s questions.
  • Respect their space. Do not place anything on their desk.
  • Manage reactions. Facial expressions provide clues to your feelings. Manage how you react, and project a positive image.

7. Follow up.

Many interviews end with “Do you have any questions?”

  • Bring a list. You may say, “In preparing for today’s meeting, I took some time to jot down a few questions. Please allow me to review my notes.”
  • Be strategic. Cover information not discussed or clarify a previous topic — do not ask for information that can be found on the organization’s website.
    • In your opinion, what makes this organization a great place to work?
    • What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?
    • Tell me about the organization’s culture.
    • How will my performance be evaluated?
    • What are the opportunities for advancement?
    • What are the next steps in the hiring process?
Valentine’s day Origins,  Happy Valentine’s day wishes,Valentine’s day quotes

Valentine’s day Origins, Happy Valentine’s day wishes,Valentine’s day quotes

The origins of the lovers’ day

Valentine’s Day also called the feast of the
Saint-Valentine is the feast of famous lovers celebrated every year on February 14th! Originally is a Western Christian festival which celebrated two saints named Valentinus. After years folds it became a Christian, commercial and culturally world important event. Valentine ‘s Day is a feast of romantic love, but with time it becomes also the day of affection. No country has recognized Valentine’s Day as a holiday.
It has its traditional origins in Anglo-Saxon countries, but the majority of historians believe that Valentine’s Day originated in the Roman Antique tradition. Already exists several differences in the real origin of Valentine’s day.


 Valentine or Saint Valentine of Rome

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Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for refusing to obey the orders of Emperor Claudius II Gothic, he celebrated forbidden marriages for soldiers and administered to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire. Clause II prohibited marriages of soldiers so that these young soldiers would not be tempted to stay with their fiancees or new married women instead of going to war. Valentine of Rome defied the authority of the sovereign and he was imprisoned. During the prison time, he met Julia the blind girl,
His Judge ‘s daughter (both fell in love) and he would have restored her sight by a miracle.
Before being executed( year 269) he wrote her farewell letter


Happy Valentine’s day wishes and Valentine’s day quotes

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1- May my little greeting card be like a beautiful butterfly floating in your dreams, flying like a happy bird in your dream flower, singing a song of blessings: Happy Valentine’s Day!

2-I have never tried to change anything in me, My love for you has changed all in me. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Béa M.

3- I never imagined that someone would make me so happy … You are special, you fill me and you make sense of my life. I love you! Happy Valentine!

4- Now let’s plant the seeds of love so that tomorrow we will reap the fruits of happiness. Happy Valentine’s Day.

5-Love does not need to be explained, only to be lived! I love you forever today it is another opportunity to tell you how loved you are. Happy  Valentine ‘s Day.

6- May you reach out your hand of love and accept the blessings of my profit; let the bright roses bloom and welcome Valentine’s Day we share.

7-On this special day, maybe I should not be looking for you, but I hope you can feel my deep blessing in the distance: Happy Valentine’s Day!

8- In this loving season, I want to send you a bouquet of blooming roses and countless blessings! I hope the fragrance of this rose will release the sweet care and thoughts of you, Happy Valentine!

9- Love is a strange existence. It’s a sting and it’s inspiring. It’s painful and at the same time so sweet. Love is me and you live our lives together. Happy Valentine’s Day to us.

10-Valentine’s Day is a beautiful day. I do not have a declaration of dazzling love, nor a promise of love between sea and stone. But, I want to say to you: I love you more than a second! Happy Valentine!

11-The most romantic story has no end, the happiest love has no words, only mutual understanding. My lover, everything is in the air! I wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!

12-Dear, my love for you is as deep as the sea and as high as the sky. Happy Valentine!

13-Your goodness is only a summary of your beauty, inside and out, as Valentine ‘s Day is only a door to express my infinite love for you. Happy Valentine’ s Day!

14- No one has ever spoken to my heart as you do. You move me with everything that you are, and everything you do.

15- May our love keep us united for eternity! I am so lucky to have you in my life. Happy valentine’s day.

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