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Job Seeker Tips​

Do 

            • Dress appropriately and present yourself in a professional manner.
            • Make eye contact with each member of the interview panel. Express yourself clearly with a strong voice, good wording and proper grammar.
            • Be prompt and prepared for the interview. Take the initiative to research the agency’s website to understand the agency’s mission and vision as well as the job for which you are applying.
            • Be familiar with structured behavioral questions. Make an effort to anticipate potential interview questions and plan a well thought-out, relevant response. Be prepared to give examples of a time you dealt with a difficult situation, an initiative you spearheaded that was successful and a lesson learned.
            • Recognize the importance of organization and presentation of interview materials. Make sure documents such as resumes, project work and references are neat and orderly.

Don't

            • Speak negatively about former colleagues, supervisors or employers.
            • Use slang, profanity or language that would be considered offensive.
            • Distort the truth, which includes lying by omission or claiming credit for others’ work.
            • Chew gum, eat or slouch during the interview.
            • Provide too much unsolicited information on subjects such as marital status, children, religion or political views. Responses should be related to the education, experience and abilities that you bring to the position for which you are interviewing.

 

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