Interview Opinions,

  • SSCutie

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • SSCutie muốn share and learn more the experience in interview for Full-Time and Internship/Co-op:
    If someone have the specific experiences so please share.
    (BUT DON'T said how to dress - it is normal, hihiii)
    And how to handle some behavior questions:

    thank you

    For example:
    If you have 8 hours working time and 12 hours of paper work, how can you handle this situation??

    If anyone have information, PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER Giggling

  • mimican

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • yes, this is a good topic. i need some pointers for interviews.

    I heard that they usually asked:
    -what are your strength, weaknesses?
    -what advantage would you bring to this company?

  • heo_con1789

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • be confident and don't ever say MAYBE say I WILL Angry

  • allbeyondintell

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • bí quyết rất có lợi trong việc khôn khéo trong giao tiếp

  • HoaiNiem

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • Here are some information để chia sẻ cùng các bạn. Hope it will be helpful to some if not all.

    E.T.R. HELPFUL HINTS ON HOW TO GET THE JOB

    Interview Tips

    Preparation
    Before interviewing, it is essential to prepare an "interview kit'. This kit should contain the company profile. Extra copies of both your resume and cover letter, paper and a pen, reference letters, company contact information, directions to the interview, and a list of pre-prepared questions.

    Etiquette
    There are some common sense etiquette points to always remember during an interview

    Always:
    · Be on time
    · Be friendly and respectful to everyone
    · Give a firm handshake
    · Use direct eye contact and smile
    · Look sharp and professional
    · Use good grammar
    · Listen carefully
    · Be interactive during the interview
    · Ask for a business card
    · Thank the interviewer
    · Send thank you notes to everyone you met with during the interview

    Never:
    · Wear excessive or flashy jewelry
    · Wear heavy make-up
    · Wear cologne or perfume
    · Use negative body language
    · Cross your arms in front of you
    · Use a first name unless requested
    · Sit down until asked
    · Chew gum
    · Appear bored (look at your watch)
    · Talk about race, religion, politics, equal rights, or age

    Questions to be Prepared to Answer
    · Tell me about your greatest strengths.
    · Tell me about your weaknesses.
    · What motivates you?
    · What did you enjoy most about your last job?
    · What did you like least about your last job?
    · Where would you like your career to be in five years?
    · What are your short term career goals?
    · Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
    · How do you get along with your peers?
    · How would you describe your management style?
    · Why do you want to change jobs?
    · Why are you unemployed?
    · Why do you think you would be an asset to our company?
    · How well do you work under pressure?
    · How do you feel about working overtime?
    · Would you be willing to relocate to one of our branch offices?
    · Would you be willing to travel?
    · How did you get along with your boss on your last job?
    · How did you get along with the staff in your last job?
    · Why do you want to work for this company?
    · What do you consider to be your outstanding achievements?
    · What kinds of problems do you enjoy solving?
    · Have you ever been fired? If yes, why?
    · What was your last salary? What is your minimum salary at this time?


    Sample Questions to Ask the Employer

    · Why is this position open?
    · How often has it been filled in the past five to ten years?
    · What have been the primary reasons for people leaving?
    · Why did the person who held this position most recently leave?
    · What would you like to be done differently by the next person who fills this job?
    · What are some of the objectives that you would like accomplished in this job?
    · What is most pressing? What would you like to have done within the next two to three months?
    · What are some of the longer-term objectives that you would like completed?
    · What freedom would I have in determining my work objectives, deadlines and methods of measurement?
    · What kind of support does this position receive in terms of people, finances, etc.?
    · What are some of the more difficult problems facing someone in this position? What are the best ways to handle these problems?
    · Where could a person who is successful in this position go and within what timeframe? What would be a typical career path?
    · In what ways has this organization been most successful eg) with products/services over the yrs?
    · What significant changes do you foresee in the near future?
    · How is one judged? How is success measured and determined?
    · What are the most critical factors for success in your business? (Notice if he/she mentions that people matter.)
    · Where do you see the company (or function) going in the next few years?
    · How do you go about winning support from top management for your new projects?
    · How would you describe your own management style?
    · What are the most important traits you look for in a subordinate?
    · How do you like your people to communicate with you? Orally, in writing, formally, in meetings, only when necessary?

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    Interview Cheat Sheet

    DOS AND DON’TS FOR JOB INTERVIEWS

    By Marie-Jeanne Juilland From Women.com

    Though no two job interviews ever go exactly the same way, it is certainly possible to anticipate questions you'll face — and to prepare smart answers beforehand. Whether you're looking to land a promotion or move to a new company, a little homework can go a long way.

    Can you rate your skills on a scale of 1 to 10?

    Don't: Give yourself a specific number, especially not a 10; you'll come across as cocky. And a seven or eight might make you seem less than confident.
    Do: Talk about how you strive for a 10 rating in both your professional and personal life, stressing how important it is for you always to do your best.

    What are your greatest strengths?

    Don't: Limit your explanation to short answers like "I'm very hard working" or "I am a team player."
    Do: Convince the interviewer. Tell her or him a personality trait, then immediately provide a one- or two-minute real-world example to demonstrate. Have two or three prepared.

    What are you looking for in your next job?

    Don't: Talk about what you want the company to give you.
    Do: Discuss what you want in terms of what you can offer an employer. If you are looking for more project-management experience, then explain that you excelled in it before, and how you would like to further contribute this skill and work with a manager who could help make this happen.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

    Don't: Mention your plans about going back to school or starting your own scuba-lesson business on a desert island.
    Do: Show that you have ambition and a structured way of setting goals. But you don't have to be specific. Instead, explain how at this point in time you look forward to advancing your career, and that you realize other opportunities may crop up as the company learns more about you and vice versa.

    You've spent the last four years working as a full-time mother and homemaker. How will you balance work and children?

    Don't: Talk about how undemanding and angelic your rugrats are. It won't be convincing.
    Do: Say your children are now older and in preschool, and that you bring an eagerness and excitement about re-entering the workforce that may not be found in employees who haven't had the "at-home" experience.

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    Common Job Interview Mistakes

    Want to know what not to do at the job interview? Learn from the mistakes of others. Here's "18 Deadly Interview Mistakes Job Seekers Make," adapted from Drs. Caryl and Ron Krannich's 101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions.

    1. Arrive late for the interview.

    2. Indicate you are late because the directions you were given were not good.

    3. Look disheveled and inappropriately dressed.

    4. Slouch in your seat.

    5. Don't maintain good eye-contact with the interviewer.

    6. Do your company research at the interview by asking, "What do you guys do here?"

    7. Don't make a connection between your skills and the needs of the employer.

    8. Brag about how great you are, but neglect to cite evidence of your accomplishments.

    9. Respond in an unfocused, disorganized, and rambling manner.

    10. Remain low-key and display no enthusiasm for the job.

    11. Answer most questions with simple "yes" and "no" answers.

    12. Appear desperate for a job--any job.

    13. Call the interviewer by his or her first name, or use the wrong name.

    14. Give memorized responses, forgetting parts in the process.

    15. Badmouth your current or former employer.

    16. Ask "How am I doing? Are you going to hire me?"

    17. Blurt out, "I need to make at least $35,000. I hope this job pays at least that much," near the beginning of the interview.

    18. When asked "Do you have any questions?", reply "No."


    Making a Good Impression on Job Interviews

    Here's what you should keep in mind the day of the interview and immediately afterward.

    Before the Interview

    · Be on time. Being on time (or early) is usually interpreted by the interviewer as evidence of your commitment, dependability, and professionalism.
    · Be positive and try to make others feel comfortable. Show openness by leaning into a greeting with a firm handshake and smile. Don't make negative comments about current or former employers.
    · Relax. Think of the interview as a conversation, not an interrogation. And remember, the interviewer is just as nervous about making a good impression on you.

    During the Interview

    · Show self-confidence. Make eye contact with the interviewer and answer his questions in a clear voice. Work to establish a rapport with the interviewer.
    · Remember to listen. Communication is a two-way street. If you are talking too much, you will probably miss cues concerning what the interviewer feels is important.
    · Reflect before answering a difficult question. If you are unsure how to answer a question, you might reply with another question. For example, if the interviewer asks you what salary you expect, try answering by saying "That is a good question. What are you planning to pay your best candidate?"
    · When it is your turn, ask the questions you have prepared in advance. These should cover any information about the company and job position you could not find in your own research.
    · Do not ask questions that raise red flags. Ask, "Is relocation a requirement?", and the interviewer may assume that you do not want to relocate at all. Too many questions about vacation may cause the interviewer to think you are more interested in taking time off than helping the company. Make sure the interviewer understands why you are asking these questions.
    · Show you want the job. Display your initiative by talking about what functions you could perform that would benefit the organization, and by giving specific details of how you have helped past employers. You might also ask about specific details of the job position, such as functions, responsibilities, who you would work with, and who you would report to.
    · Avoid negative body language. An interviewer wants to see how well you react under pressure. Avoid these signs of nervousness and tension:
    · Frequently touching your mouth
    · Faking a cough to think about the answer to a question
    · Gnawing on your lip
    · Tight or forced smiles
    · Swinging your foot or leg
    · Folding or crossing your arms
    · Slouching
    · Avoiding eye contact
    · Picking at invisible bits of lint

    After the Interview

    · End the interview with a handshake and thank the interviewer for his or her time. Reiterate your interest in the position and your qualifications. Ask if you can telephone in a few days to check on the status of your application. If they offer to contact you, politely ask when you should expect the call.
    · Send a "Thanks for the Interview" note. After the interview, send a brief thank-you note. Try to time it so it arrives before the hiring decision will be made. It will serve as a reminder to the interviewer concerning your appropriateness for the position, so feel free to mention any topics discussed during your interview. If the job contact was made through the Internet or e-mail, send an e-mail thank-you note immediately after the interview, then mail a second letter by post timed to arrive the week before the hiring decision will be made.
    · Follow up with a phone call if you are not contacted within a week of when the interviewer indicated you would be.

  • LilyHue

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • those are some very helpful tips . gotta save it for referencẹ

  • HoaiNiem

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • More interviewing tips from today's article by Kate Lorenz posted on MSN Careers on,

    How to Answer these Tricky Interview Questions

    Why should we hire you?
    Here's the chance to really sell yourself. You need to briefly and succinctly lay out your strengths, qualifications and what you can bring to the table. Be careful not to answer this question too generically, however. Nearly everyone says they are hardworking and motivated. Set yourself apart by telling the interviewer about qualities that are unique to you.

    Why do you want to work here?
    This is one tool interviewers use to see if you have done your homework. You should never attend an interview unless you know about the company, its direction and the industry in which it plays. If you have done your research, this question gives you an opportunity to show initiative and demonstrate how your experience and qualifications match the company's needs.

    What are your greatest weaknesses?
    The secret to answering this question is being honest about a weakness, but demonstrating how you have turned it into a strength. For example, if you had a problem with organization in the past, demonstrate the steps you took to more effectively keep yourself on track. This will show that you have the ability to recognize aspects of yourself that need improvement, and the initiative to make yourself better.

    Why did you leave your last job?
    Even if your last job ended badly, be careful about being negative in answering this question. Be as diplomatic as possible. If you do point out negative aspects of your last job, find some positives to mention as well. Complaining endlessly about your last company will not say much for your attitude.

    Describe a problem situation and how you solved it.
    Sometimes it is hard to come up with a response to this request, particularly if you are coming straight from college and do not have professional experience. Interviewers want to see that you can think critically and develop solutions, regardless of what kind of issue you faced. Even if your problem was not having enough time to study, describe the steps you took to prioritize your schedule. This will demonstrate that you are responsible and can think through situations on your own.


    What accomplishment are you most proud of?
    The secret to this question is being specific and selecting an accomplishment that relates to the position. Even if your greatest accomplishment is being on a championship high school basketball team, opt for a more professionally relevant accomplishment. Think of the qualities the company is looking for and develop an example that demonstrates how you can meet the company's needs.

    What are your salary expectations?
    This is one of the hardest questions, particularly for those with little experience. The first thing to do before going to your interview is to research the salary range in your field to get an idea of what you should be making. Steer clear of discussing salary specifics before receiving a job offer. Let the interviewer know that you will be open to discussing fair compensation when the time comes. If pressed for a more specific answer, always give a range, rather than a specific number.

    Tell me about yourself.
    While this query seems like a piece of cake, it is difficult to answer because it is so broad. The important thing to know is that the interviewer typically does not want to know about your hometown or what you do on the weekends. He or she is trying to figure you out professionally. Pick a couple of points about yourself, your professional experience and your career goals and stick to those points. Wrap up your answer by bringing up your desire to be a part of the company. If you have a solid response prepared for this question, it can lead your conversation in a direction that allows you to elaborate on your qualifications.

    Foolish Mistakes Job Seekers Make

    1. Poor Communication Skills
    A candidate who has bad grammar, talks too much, or does not listen is a red flag. Being too open during the interview is a killer, too. You should be candid, but don't spill your guts with all your personal problems. And think before you speak - one candidate at a drug treatment facility asked if they drug-tested and if there was advance notice.

    2. Poor Performance or Preparation
    Yes, there are job seekers who don't prepare or even know what job they're interviewing for. Physical ticks like lack of eye contact or extreme gestures and movement turned off employers. Other candidates simply flaked out - answering a cell phone, eating a sandwich, or jumping up out of the chair and falling down.

    3. Negative Attitude Displayed
    Hiring managers are turned off by unenthusiastic, bored or arrogant behavior. Using profanity, acting cocky, or putting down a previous boss will quickly turn off an interviewer. One 37 year-old candidate said the only reason he seeking a job was because his mother wanted him to.

    4. Inappropriate Appearance
    Improper dress and grooming can jeopardize an interview, too. Ladies, this is not a pick-up opportunity, don't dress like you're going clubbing. Guys, jeans and a t-shirt are not acceptable. Countless hiring managers cited instances of candidates who obviously did not bathe. Think that's bad? Said one employer, "One candidate did not wear shoes to the interview. How you can forget your shoes?" Oh, and please be sober.

    5. Lying on Resume or During Interview
    Do you have to be told that dishonesty is a no-no? "One guy mentioned his arrest after completing on an application that he had never been arrested," said one hiring manager. And just in case you weren't sure, stealing from a prospective employer is also frowned upon in an interview.

  • mimican

    khoảng 2 10 năm trước
  • these are some very helpful tips Sut.. thx

  • embegai

    khoảng 1 10 năm trước
  • Hold practice interviews with your friends. If you have interest in the job that yóure looking for then you should not have problems with watever they ask yọu Make sure you dónt lie on ur resumẹ


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