Text Box: Knowing Yourself is Critical.  Consider the following factors when preparing for an interview:
Interests—What types of work excite you?  What are some job characteristics you want?  For example: Working with people, flexibility, neatness and organization, etc.?
Abilities— What skills do you have?  What are some that you will need for the job?
Experience— Be very aware of all of your past accomplishText Box: During The Interview You Must…
Be on time
Dress Properly—don’t wear trendy clothing or flashy jewelry, or strong perfume or shaving lotion
Be Friendly and Smile—Speak in a polite and friendly manner
Show Your Enthusiasm— Demonstrating interest is essential
Be Positive— Don’t ever put others down in order to make yourself look good
Maintain Eye Contact— this is key to building trust 
Express Yourself— speak clearly.  Use complete sentences
Be Yourself!  You are what they want...just be you!
Text Box: Interview Skills
Text Box: Career & Job Development Center 
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323-953-4000 Ext. 2210 Rm. AD109
E-mail: garciaec@lacitycollege.edu
Text Box: Some Questions You May Want to Pose Are:
How will my performance be evaluated? 
Approximately when will you be notifying candidates regarding the next step?
What opportunities for advancement exist?
Who would I be working with?                                                    
        
NOTE: Negotiate Salary once you have been offered the  position!!!
Text Box: Some Questions You Might Face:
Why do you want this job?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
How would you describe yourself?
Why should I/we hire you?
How can you contribute to the company?
Do you work well under pressure?
Do you work well with others?  Give an example of a time when you have.
Why did you leave your last job?  Note: NEVER speak negatively about  you last job!
What are your career goals? Short and Long term?
How would others describe you?