interview tips 01

1. Chronological Outline of Career and Education Divide your life into “segments” defining your university, first job, second job. For each stage, jot down :
The reason for opting certain course or profession; Your job responsibilities in your previous/current job; Reason of leaving your earlier/current job. You should be clear in your mind where you want to be in the short and long term and ask yourself the reason why you would be appropriate for the job you are being interviewed for and how it will give shape to your future course.
2. Strengths and Weaknesses
You should keep a regular check on your strengths and weaknesses. Write down three (3) technical and three (3) non-technical personal strengths. Most importantly, show examples of your skills. This proves more effective than simply talking about them. So if you’re asked about a general skill, provide a specific example to help you fulfil the interviewer’s expectations. It isn’t enough to say you’ve got “excellent leadership skills”. Instead, try saying:
“I think I have excellent leaderships skills which I have acquired through a combination of effective communication, delegation and personal interaction. This has helped my team achieve its goals.”
As compared to strengths, the area of weaknesses is difficult to handle. Put across your weakness in such a way that it at leaset seems to be a positive virtue to the interviewer. Describe a weakness or area for development that you have worked on and have now overcome.3. Questions you should be prepared for

Tell us about yourself.What do you know about our company?Why do you want to join our company?What are your strengths and weaknesses?Where do you see yourself in the next five years?How have you improved the nature of your job in the past years of your working? Why should we hire you?What contributions to profits have you made in your present or former company? Why are you looking for a change?


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  1. Josemaria

    Good luck man. As someone who has had pletny of rejections in the last few (several) months, all I can say is that something will happen for you. Just hang in there.btw, you are really lucky that you heard back so quickly. Usually I send a thank you e-mail the next day but don’t expect to hear from them for a couple of weeks. The worst ones to wait for are those generic rejection letters that take over a month to get to you. I got one of those after a really good interview too; I bugged the interviewer, HR, anyone I met from the company two weeks after the interview and every week after that. I really liked the job and so was antsy the whole time. This persistent strategy, however, did land me an offer from another company, so just keep on trying, and the sooner you know, the sooner you can move on to new opportunities.

  2. Fernando

    I can say there are many of us struggling with the same sort of rlleor-coaster of optimism and disappointment. Though I have been at my job for a year and a half, it is a job I never planned on, and it was always intended to be a short stopping place while I did my real job-search and considered graduate programs. So, now I am in a “career” that I never identified with, and my job search has slowed, b.c I am losing my confidence in “looking good on paper.” I have applied for an average of 3 jobs a month for the last 18 months, and though I’ve received two interviews most of my responses have been non-existent. The worst feeling is playing the waiting game, and never even getting a rejection slip. Part of you still thinks there might be hope, but 3 months pass and nothing. You cut your losses, and hope that at least next time you will get a form letter.anyway. At least I have a job, right? Maybe next time there will be more success. Maybe I’ll get another interview.