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The job application and interview


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


The job interview is a two-way street. It is where the employer can assess whether you would be a good candidate for the position. And equally, it is an opportunity for you to decide if the employer is place where you would want to work.

An interview can be a stressful situation. However, being prepared by thinking through typical questions an employer may ask will help minimize the stress. Also, knowing how to conduct yourself in an interview will help increase the likelihood of your success.

The following resources may assist you in preparing and participating in a job interview:

Be prepared to provide the information on a job application

Some typical interview questions asked by employers

Types of interviews you may encounter

The better prepared you are, the greater your chance of success – more interview questions.

Questions that are illegal for a prospective employer to ask

What not to do in a job interview

Research your prospective employer


Heading Off To College Tasks

1. Managing your own money
2. Finding a place to live
3. Setting up your own banking account
4. Getting your first job
5. Using credit wisely while in school

Getting your first job Subtasks

1. The job search
2. The job application and interview
3. Tax withholding from your paycheck
4. Job scams

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