← Interviewing Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Obtaining information
- Piece of the Pie
- Automated features
- a Signature files
Keep it simple
Beware of quotes
Include pertinent information
Remember not to turn on too early
Remember to remove
- b Tie your pay to the financial
contribution you will make. Ask for a piece.
- c How often is feedback offered?
- d Ever changing interaction of variables with a
degree of structure
Doesn't occur in a vacuum
- e Application forms
• Cover letters
• Letters of recommendation
• Internet sites (for resume postings and networking)
• YOUR SITE...
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Establish rapport
Orient the other party
- Will make sense only in context
•! Allow interviewer to dig into areas
•! when answers are implied or unclear
•! when topics are avoided
•! when responses are incomplete,
superficial, vague, suggestible, irrelevant
•! Require you to adapt
•! May not always be planned in advance
- We are not really alone in the interview
Family, associates, friends
Employers, government agencies, professional
Post interview reactions
How will you report what took place?
- Primary questions
•! Introduce topics or new areas within a topic.
•! Stand alone even when taken out of context
•! "How did you get interested in Texas State?"
•! Secondary questions
•! Attempt to discover additional information
following a primary or secondary question
•! May be open or closed
- Extreme leading questions
•! Dictate answers through language
•! "You're going to call her in for an
•! May be used to see how
interviewees respond under stress
5 True/False Questions
When to use Email... → Email a potential employer only when
asked to do so (website, job ad, verbal
After you have done your research
When an employer has emailed you.
Make sure you read the Email carefully
Note TO WHOM and HOW to respond
Place your response at the top
applicant profile → Both the resume and the letter have a
The letter should accompany
your resume and should state
What you are sending
Why you are sending it
How they can benefit from reading it
Shows your style, communication skills,
Five dimensions of feedback → • Valence
- Is the feedback positive or negative?
- How quickly is feedback given after the performance incident?
- What level of detail is contained in the feedback?
- How often is feedback offered?
- How well does the feedback demonstrate a concern for the
electronic media → More formal than Email
May be sent as a pfd attachment
Limited to one topic
Information - main issue
Course of action
Summary or follow up memos
Specificity → - How well does the feedback demonstrate a concern for the