Interview preparation tips
1. Find out about the new job carefully:
First of all, you have to examine the recruitment information carefully and the list of requirements for interview.
Review the job descriptions and determine which the job requirements are.
Assess your ability to the job requirements.
2. Find out about the employer:
There are many ways to get to know the employer. For example, you can search for information in internet; make a direct visit to the company; ask your friends or people currently working for this company.
Information that you need to find out:
• The history and timeline of the company
• Their major services and products
• Their key management
• Their position in the industry
• Their main offices and branches
• Their organizational structure
• The structure of department you are applying in.
3. Identify the reason why they want to make an employment:
This is very difficult to find out as it is hard for you to know exactly what the employer’s reason is. If you know for sure the reason of employment, you’ll be much more advantageous than other applicants.
Reasons of employment can be:
• Replacement for an employee going to quit/retire
• Searching for a management personnel or potential employee for a key position in the future or to be source executive for the company
• Business expansion or opening of new business
• Recruitment to make reserve for departments or vacancy…
4. Prepare application profile:
Your application profile should include: a cover letter, a medical resume/CV and relevant certificate, qualification and degree.
You should make copies, certificate and arrange your profile documents in appropriate order, then make a list of documents enclosed, enclose them together and send to the employer (hardcopy). If you send by mail, you should put them in a folder, compress, and then send by mail.
5. Practice interviewing with your friend or family:
You should search for any interview question, especially ones that relate to your profession.
You can try answering them. Then, search for any sample answer and compare, learn and practice.
6. Prepare suitable appearance for the interview:
Wearing tidily, cleanly and professionally is a surely way to make a good first impression to the interviewers.
However, in some case, you should consider your style to be in conformity to the culture of the Company. When you wear like the culture of the Company, it will be much of an advantage.
7. Be punctual:
You may have to finish some certain procedures before any actual interview. Therefore, make sure you come to the location at least 15 minutes earlier.
Besides, being 15 minutes earlier can allow you find out about the company structure. Or if you may get stuck in the street, or forget something at home. So, it’s the best if you can come 1h earlier and find some café to stay in waiting. You may check everything there or even, ask the waiter for some information about the company.
Be polite and professional to everyone you meet, security guard, receptionist, other candidates and even the waiter of the café (in case you stay in the café waiting for the interview).
Pay attention to your body language as this is the decisive factor for you can get over the recruitment interview or not. Body language can transfer 90% of your idea to the interviewers.
Sit straightforward and comfortably, slide forward 10 to 15 degree to the interviewer. This posture will transfer the idea that you are interested in the job.
The best way is to relax your hands on the haulm or on the table.…Continue