Job Interview Tips
- Dress properly for the interview.
- Practice your answers to the questions – loud or writing them down.
- Check your CV.
- Don’t take your parents, children or friends.
- Learn the name of your interviewer.
- Prepare answers to common questions.
- Be on time for the interview (10-15 minutes early).
- Bring resumes.
- The interviewer may ask you:
Did you have any trouble finding us?
How are you today?
So don’t be surprised.
- Smile, be polite.
- Don’t chew gum.
- Have a good firm handshake.
- Maintain eye contact with your interviewer.
- Don’t play with your face or hair.
- Give 1 to 3 minute responses.
- Look interested.
- Don’t slouch.
- Listen carefully to the interviewers.
- Provide examples.
- Have passion.
- Never say anything bad about your previous employers.
- Study the employer’s website.
- Be honest.
- Avoid slang.
- Avoid talking fast.
- Be positive. Recruiters remember a positive attitude.
- Turn your weaknesses into strengths.
- Write a thank-you letter within 24 hours to a person who interviewed you.
Questions employers should never ask during an interview (from Anna Piekarczyk ebook sold on Amazon: 30 MOST COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
- How old are you?
- How tall are you?
- How much do you weigh?
- Is this your maiden name?
- What’s your nationality?
- What country are your parents from?
- Are you married?
- Do you intend to get married?
- Do you have children?
- If you get pregnant, will you continue to work?
- What’s your sexual orientation?
- What health problems do you have?
- Do you have any disabilities?
- Are you taking any prescription medications?
- What church are you a member of?
- What do your parents do for a living?
- How do you feel about supervising men/women?
- Do you smoke or drink?
- Do you own your own home?
- Are you a union member?
- Have you ever been treated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist?
- Who’s going to care for your children while you’re at work?
The most often used question is … (and how to answer it):
1. Tell me about yourself.
Well, … .
My name is … .
Let me tell you specifically how I’ve prepared myself.
I am prepared to answer any questions you may have about my education and experience.
As you can see from my resume, … .
I received a certificate in … .
I am an undergraduate student in … at … University.
I’m prepared well for this career.
I have always been interested in … .
I’m interested in working for … .
Most of my experiences have centered around this field.
I have completed several great projects including … .
30 MOST COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
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