INTERVIEW TIPS

The interview is our first impression of you. It is also your best tool for marketing yourself. To best prepare yourself for the interview, there are a number of things you can do

Find out as much as you can about the company. Visit our website to find out about our business units, recent newsworthy items, culture, etc. Look up information on our competitors to get a feel for the market that we operate in. This will also let the interviewer know that you have done some research prior to the interview.

Prepare yourself for the interview. During your interview, you will be asked behavioral interview questions.  Behavioral interview questions are designed to gauge your ability to perform under a given set of circumstances. The basic belief behind behavioral interviewing is that the best predictor of a candidate's future behavior is how he/she performed in a similar situation in the past. Take the time to identify three or more positive examples of how you performed in a work or academic situation. Behavioral interview questions typically begin with a phrase such as "Tell me about a time when you...." Interviewers look for specific examples that show them you have what it takes to be successful.

RELAX. Our interviewers do not use "stress" interview techniques. If you feel yourself getting nervous, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. If you haven't done much interviewing before, it's a good idea to practice at least once before the "real thing".

Ask questions. You may want to ask for more information about the positions we have available, or you may want find out what it's like to work at a particular location. Our interviewers will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We want you to leave the interview having all the information you need.

Become familiar with PPG's Success FactorsSuccess factors are used in selecting new employees, promoting employees whose skills most closely match job requirements, and most importantly, developing all employees.