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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Delivering an engaging interview

Tuesday night we had the opportunity to hear from Ron Godfrey, career accelerator and lecturer for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Mr. Godfrey has held many positions in both professional and volunteer settings. His experiences in those realms has greatly contributed to his expertise in interviewing skills.

We were taught about the types of common questions asked in job interviews. It was said that some time ago, interviewers would ask situational questions. For example, the interviewer may ask, "What would you do in this type of situation?" Nowadays, interviewers (at least the good interviewers) ask behavioral-based questions. They are looking for an experience that describes certain qualities and characteristics necessary for that specific job. Mr. Godfrey gave us great suggestions on how to be completely prepared for a job interview as if knowing the answers to a test before the test.

We encourage everyone to visit the career accelerator office to schedule a time to meet with Mr. Godfrey or any of the other career accelerators. They can help you discover the secrets about how to ace your next interview.

Also, Mr. Godfrey discussed proper dress for males and females, as well as other "do's" and "don'ts" in interviews. The participants really enjoyed Tuesday night's lecture and seem to have left with more confidence as they gain a better understanding of how to have an engaging interview.

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