Preparing for a Job Interview- Informational Speech

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Preparing for a Job Interview

General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on how to have a successful interview

INTRODUCTION I. I hope that we will be achieving one of our major goals in life soon….graduating from college. All the tests, papers, and projects will be over. What a relief! (Attention) II. Although we will no longer have to worry about grades, we will have to worry about something even more important….getting a job. It will determine our future, how we live…where we live…and whether or not we are content with what we decide to do. Therefore, we need to know how to effectively interview for a job. (Significance) III. I have been on 6 prior interviews, and I have learned through the
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Women: Solid color, conservative suit, Coordinated blouse, modest shoes, Limited jewelry, Neat professional hairstyle, Tan or light hosiery, Portfolio or briefcase CLICK

2. The following things are hugely frowned upon in an interview: a. carrying a backpack versus a briefcase or portfolio b. short skirts, stained shirts, heavy makeup (whether you’re male or female), c. Wrinkled clothes, etc. CLICK

(Transition: Next,)

III. You should think about questions and answers. According to jobinterviewquestions.org and career.vt.edu, these are some common questions asked by both the interviewer and the interviewee.

A. Questions asked by the interviewer 1. Why did you leave your last job? 2. Have you ever been asked to leave a position? 3. Why should we hire you? • No matter what the question is… always turn it into something positive! CLICK

B. Questions asked by the interviewee 1. What do you most enjoy about your work with this company? 2. What is the organization's plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?

(Transition: Finally, to lessen anxiety on the day of the interview,) CLICK

IV. You should prepare everything that you need the night before the

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