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    1. After answering the last question, Jason said thank you and the interview was over. Briefly describe one or more techniques that Jason could have used to improve the conclusion of his interview.

    2. Danielle was interviewing for a position, and the interviewer asked for her salary requirements. As Danielle was not expecting to hear that question, she mumbled for a minute before eventually saying $40,000.00, which is low for someone with her experience. Briefly describe one or more techniques that Danielle could have used to improve her response to the salary-expectations question. Also, how does a response to the salary expectations impact salary negotiations?

    3. Tanya was in an interview, and she was shocked to discover how one of the organization's core services involves performing tasks that directly conflict with Tanya's beliefs and principles. After discovering this information during the interview, Tanya immediately realized that she could not work for this organization. To prevent wasting time with an unnecessary interview, what type of interview-preparation technique could Tanya have used? What are the advantages of using techniques to prepare for an interview?

    4. While in an interview, Tom was asked to describe his professional experience with his current and previous employers. During his descriptions, Tom occasionally included a few negative comments about his current and previous employers. How can negative comments impact a job interview?

    5. According to the textbook, there is a right and wrong way to respond to yes-or-no questions during an interview. During an interview, how would you respond to the following question: Have you ever worked for a company that generates revenue through e-commerce?

    6. This question involves closing an interview. Near or at the end of an interview, you may be asked if you have any questions. Not responding may imply you are not interested, and a probing question about the company may imply you did not research the company.

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    1. After answering the last question, Jason said thank you and the interview was over. Briefly describe one or more techniques that Jason could have used to improve the conclusion of his interview.

    The job applicant could have talked about how great the company was and elucidated upon the research that he has conducted for the job interview. He could have tried to find common ground with the employer by focusing on commonalities between himself and the employer using the research that he had cultivated for the job interview. This would have allowed him to display his knowledge of the company while leaving a lasting impression with the individual job interviewer as he found common interests with this person to bond over.

    2.Danielle was interviewing for a position, and the interviewer asked for her salary requirements. As Danielle was not expecting to hear that question, she mumbled for a minute before eventually saying $40,000.00, which is low for someone with her experience. Briefly describe one or more techniques to improve her response to the salary-expectations question. Also, how does a response to the salary expectations impact salary negotiations?

    Some of the techniques that Danielle could have utilized would have entailed showing that she had conducted her own research in regard to the current salary offered throughout the industry. By revealing that she had conducted research, she could speak upon the role and requirements in collusion with her own personal experience to deduce how much a typical person with similar job traits makes a year for the same job. She could also allow for herself and the employer to work together to develop ...

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    The Solution addresses the interview examples with useful best practices to help interviewees.

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