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Discussion 8 original question
If you worked for the career center on campus, what advice
would you give to individuals signing up for job interviews based
on the information gained in Chapter 7? What advice would you
give to organizations interviewing candidates from the online
campus? How could the interview process be improved so it
would be more productive—and less stressful—for all involved?
The first thing I would tell the individuals who are signing up for
interviews is that things aren’t the way they used to be. Before,
you would see an ad for a job opening, submit a resume and
managers would go through them and grant interviews to the
ones they thought would be fitting. Now, either the job listing is
online, or people just post their resumes on sites that the
companies visit to search for their own applicants. Not only does
this create a much larger group of applicants for each opening,
but organizations use technology to sort through all of those
resumes. Since you are losing that personal screening process,
it’s important to use formatting as well as key words and
phrases that will appeal to those programs (Miller 125). I would
also advise them to clean up their social media accounts of
anything that might be considered inappropriate for your boss
to see. Many managers are checking social media now to get an
idea of the personality of the applicant (Miller 125).
The next set of advice I would give to individuals is about the
interview itself. I would remind them that the organization has
already viewed their resume and determined that they most
likely have the skills necessary to complete the job. What they
are doing with the interview is determining their level of
motivation as well as their communication skills and personality
to see if they would be a good fit (Miller 126). I would also
advise them to ask questions during the interview. While it’s
best to refine their questions to job-related issues, it’s
important to ask some questions to show interest as well as to
learn more about the organization so you can determine if they
are a good fit for you (Miller 127).
Besides the individual applying for the job, I would also have
some advice for the organizations interviewing applicants on
how they can make the applicant feel comfortable. One very
effective way to do so is with humor. Applicants are already
nervous about saying the right things and acting the right way
during the interview. If the interviewer can slip in a little humor,
it allows the applicant to relax a little bit by showing that they
are approachable or that the interview is going well (Miller 123).
I would also advise the organizations to try and focus on openended questions. These types of questions allow the applicant to
express themselves and when they are followed up by more
probing questions, it helps the managers to come off as
empathetic (Miller 127). The last piece of advice I would have for
them is to give the applicant a realistic picture of the job. Letting
the interviewee know upfront that there are aspects that might
not be very appealing such as monotony or rude customers,
helps to reduce the risk of turnover due to them being surprised
after hire (Miller 127).
When it comes to the interview process as a whole, I think it’s
important for the interviewers to make the applicants feel
comfortable. Start by telling about themselves or asking some
personal questions about the interviewee to help them get
settled in a little before beginning with the job-related
questions. Doing so would relieve a lot of the stress on the
applicant which would in turn make the interview more
productive by helping their real personality to show through.
Applicants should also be sure to arrive a few minutes early in
case the interviewers are ready early and have copies of your
resume for each of them.
There are several pieces of advice that I would offer someone
who is preparing for an interview.
1. It is important to research and know about the company that
you are going to be interviewing with. If they have a motto or
key word that they live by, it would benefit to study and be
prepared to talk about it in the interview if they ask a question
about it. If the company values integrity, they may have an
interview question about what integrity means to you.
2. Practice interview questions before the interview. One helpful
tip that I would always do before an interview would be to write
a list of well known interview questions and then record my
answers. After I did this, I would replay my answers so that I
could critique my answers to help prepare me to answer them
during the interview.
3. In this day in age, most people are known to post about their
personal lives on social media. If there are any “questionable
moments” on your social media, ensure that your account is
private or delete the posts all together. Put yourself in the shoes
of an interviewer and go through your social media with that
If I were to give advice to a company about how they interview
their applicants, I would tell them the following:
1. When asking interview questions, make sure that they are
related to the business and not pointless. ““How many golf balls
can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in
Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t predict
anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel
smart” (Miller 126.)
2. Prepare in advance the questions that you are going to ask
the interviewee. If you are interviewing multiple people, ask
them all the same questions so that is will be more fair and
easier to compare the applicants.
3. Do your research on the applicant before the interview. Study
their resume and social media sites before you meet them in
case you have any questions. It is important that the interviewer
know about the applicants job history and any college diplomas
that they may have instead of bringing it up unnecessarily in the
In order for an interview to go smooth for everyone involved,
everyone must remain organized. The interviewer is responsible
for beginning on time, making sure that it flows well and
helping the applicant feel comfortable. Offer them some water
and help them get familiar with the facility out of kindness. The
applicant should get to the interview at least ten minutes early
and become prepared with extra resumes for any interviewer
who would like to look over the resume.

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