Preparing for a Job Interview- Informational Speech Essay

857 Words Jul 3rd, 2011 4 Pages
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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C. Another example of how you can research a company is PEOPLE! You can talk to People to get information about the company.
1. Contact your former employees from your previous positions to see if they know anyone or anything about the company.
2. It has been suggested that you should contact employees that are currently working for that company... However, I personally would not feel comfortable doing so.

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II. You must thoroughly analyze and prepare yourself.
A. Verbal Communication if an important aspect of life in general. You should ask yourself these questions:
1. What are your strengths?
a. Are you loyal?
b. Honest?
c. Are you dedicated to your work?
2. What are your weaknesses?
a. Not a team player?
b. Are you not good under pressure?
c. Are you unorganized?
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B. Appearance is always a factor.
1. According to “Your First Days Working at a New Job: 20 Tips to Help You Make a Great Impression,” You should wear the following types of clothing to the interview.
a. Men: Solid color, conservative suit, White long sleeved button down shirt, Conservative tie, Dark socks and professional…

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