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  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Caterina Mastroianni 2011
  • Transcript

    • 1. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS GUIDE
      • Use “I”statements with action verbs and positive adjectives
      • Use polite modal verbs
      © Caterina Mastroianni 2011
    • 2. Asking about yourself
      • Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
      • Can you tell me about your background and experience?
    • 3. How to begin talking about yourself
      • I arrived here (2) years ago and during this time, I have been concentrating on (action)
      • As you can see from my resume, I am a qualified (position), I have experience in (industry)
      • In the past (2) years, I have been working as a (position)
      • In my previous job, I was responsible for (action)
      • I developed my skills and knowledge while I was working at (company), studying the (course)
      • Now I’m ready and eager to work in (industry)
    • 4. Asking about skills and qualities
      • Why do you think you are suitable for this job?
      • Why do you think we should employ you?
      • What have you got to offer us?
      • What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
    • 5. How to describe skills and qualities
      • From the job description, you require someone who can (duties)
      • I can (verb to describe skills)
      • In my studies/last job, I (skills to match duties)
      • I enjoyed/ I really liked (verbs- working, learning etc)
      • I’m really good at (highlight skill or knowledge)
      • I am a (adjectives) person
      • My colleagues said I was an (adjective) person to work with.
      • So with my skills and knowledge, I am confident that I can (summarise suitability)
    • 6. Asking about examples
      • Do you work well with others, as part of a team?
      • Can you think of a time you resolved a problem?
      • Can you give us an example of how you achieved your goal?
      • How do you keep up to date with learning new technology?
    • 7. How to explain an example
      • I was working on/ I was responsible for (a project a task, a report etc)
      • I was working with (adjectives + nouns-a motivated team of 5 people)
      • Use numbers (10% increase)
      • Give information (a report about the results of a survey we conducted)
      • Explain situation (5 people who developed a new website within 1 month)
      • Describe tasks (what did you do)
      • The result was (explain successes/achievements)
    • 8. Use the STAR model to explain
      • S ituation
      • T ask
      • A ction
      • R esult
      • “ I was working with Housekeeping Services last year with a motivated team of 5 people. We were responsible for cleaning 5 floors and I took the initiative to discuss priorities and timetabling at weekly meetings. So in the end we completed all of the tasks on time.”
    • 9. Asking about strengths and weaknesses
      • What are your strengths?
      • What is your greatest strength?
      • What do you believe are your key strengths?
      • What are your weaknesses?
      • What is your main weakness?
      • What do you believe are your weaknesses?
    • 10. How to explain strengths
      • I am (adjectives to describe qualities and verbs to describe skills)
      • When I was working at (company), I had to (explain task/project)
      • To do this, I (describe skills you used to complete the task)
      • In the end, (explain result and/or feedback)
    • 11. How to explain weaknesses
      • I know that I could improve (knowledge or skill)
      • I need to learn more about (knowledge or skill)
      • For example, in my last job I had to (explain situation)
      • So what I did was (explain how you learned something new)
      • What I’m doing is (explain how you learning to change your weak area)
      • I believe that I can (explain learning skills)
    • 12. GOOD LUCK! © Caterina Mastroianni 2011