EF Go Global - How to master your job interview abroad

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Check out this webinar with Robert Dorlin, Head of Online Marketing at EF, and get ready for your next international job interview.

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  • Content Why is this presentation important? How do you master a job interview? What can you do and what can EF do for you?
  • You have an interesting profile You wrote a great CV and cover letter You used social networks  You’ve done 75% of the job, now it’s all about the last step!
  • From the job seeker’s perspective, what you do pre-interview and post interview matter as much as the interview itself
  • It’s all about preparing properly!
  • Arrive on time Arrive to the interview site 15-30 min in advance Have your phone with you Dress and Appearance Dress professionally, but be comfortable Don’t look messy, be clean! Have your “interview package” with you Pen and papers Well-presented copy of your resume Unplug your phone/Put it on silent Disconnect yourself and be fully available for your interviewer
  • Tell me about yourself What are your strengths and weaknesses? What can you bring us? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why do you want to work here? What things would your previous managers say about you ? What problems can you help us solve/how can you contribute? What are your salary expectations?  Practice answering these question by yourself at least once before the interview and take notes!
  • Google the company and its news, social media profiles Check industry trends Get insights about the job description Use your networks to gather relevant information Bonus*: Do some research about the interviewer Coming to an interview well prepare shows that you are proactive and serious!
  • Prepare open-ended questions about: The role The company culture Timeline / Next steps  Great questions will reveal your analytical skills and curiosity
  • Wrath of Skype - Avoid the "Can you hear me now?“ Consider your “Skype Appearance” Nickname, pictures, background, lights, etc. Keep your interview engaged and interesting
  • The Thank You Email should say a few simple things: Thank you for meeting (or talking) with me. I really want this job. Quick plug about why I'm perfect for it
  • What do global employers look at ? Education Professional background Language and Communication skills Personality Cross cultural ability Experience abroad Other achievements or interests Often recruit from Business schools or through company’s own network Don’t feel intimidated because you are “only” a fresh grad! Your competitiveness Strong academic background, minimum BA Higher education such as Master, MBA etc International degrees International work experience, Internships Excellent English skills Other languages Strong interpersonal skills Specialist or Management skills
  • EF Go Global - How to master your job interview abroad

    1. 1. HOW TO MASTER YOUR JOB INTERVIEW ABROAD Webinar presented by: Stefan Sennekamp Global Intern Online Campaign Team Education First Robert Dorlin Head of Online Marketing Education First
    2. 2. WHY? HOW? WHAT? References: (1) (2)  WHY SHOULD YOU PREPARE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW ABROAD?  HOW DO YOU PREPARE AND HOW DO YOU MASTER THE INTERVIEW?  WHAT CAN YOU DO AND WHAT CAN EF DO FOR YOU?
    3. 3. THE JOB INTERVIEW CONTEXT
    4. 4. THE LAST STEP References: (3)  YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING PROFILE  YOU WROTE A GREAT CV  YOU USED SOCIAL NETWORKS  YOU’VE DONE 75 %, NOW IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LAST STEP
    5. 5. THE JOB INTERVIEW PROCESS “A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their company, organization, or firm. During this process, the employer hopes to determine whether or not the applicant is suitable for the role.” WikipediaDEFINITION COMPLETE???References: (4)
    6. 6. PREPERATION AND FOLLOW-UP MATTER! References: (5) (6)
    7. 7. SURVEY: THE BIGGEST INTERVIEW MISTAKES  IT’S ALL ABOUT PREPARING PROPERLY!
    8. 8. THE INTERVIEW PREPARATION
    9. 9. THE BASICS PUNCTUALITY APPEARANCE PEN&PAPER PHONE References: (7) (8) (9)
    10. 10. PREPARE ANSWERS TO THE MOST BASIC INTERVIEW QUESTIONS References: (11)  “TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”  STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES  WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? ETC.  PRACTICE ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS
    11. 11. DO YOUR HOMEWORK: RESEARCH! COMPANY INDUSTRY TREND JOB DESCRIPTION *INTERVIEWER
    12. 12. PREPARE QUESTIONS References: (12)  PREPARE OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS  THE ROLE, COMPANY CULTURE, TIMELINE / NEXT STEPS
    13. 13. THE INTERVIEW AND THE FOLLOW-UP
    14. 14. UNDERSTAND THE JOB EXPECTATIONS QUICKLY – DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK References: (13)
    15. 15. TAKE TIME TO STRUCTURE YOUR ANSWERS References: (14)
    16. 16. GIVE CLEAR AND CONFIDENT ANSWERS
    17. 17. AVOID THE BIG THREE References: (15)  AVOID TALKING ABOUT SEX, RELIGION AND POLITICS
    18. 18. ASK QUESTIONS References: (16)
    19. 19. BE FRIENDLY, SMILING, AND ENERGETIC References: (17)
    20. 20. AVOID THE DEADLY SKYPE INTERVIEW SINS  AVOID THE “CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?”  CONSIDER YOUR SKYPE APPEARANCE (NICKNAME, PICTURES, BACKGROUND, LIGHTS)  KEEP THE INTERVIEW ENGAGED AND INTERESTING
    21. 21. FOLLOW-UP: THANK YOU NOTE References: (18)  “THANK YOU FOR MEETING ME”  “I REALLY WANT THIS JOB”  WHY ARE YOU PERFECT FOR THE JOB?
    22. 22. WHAT IS YOUR COMPETITIVENESS? ACADEMIC BACKGROUND SKILLSLANGUAGE&EXPERIENCE References: (19)  DON’T FEEL INTIMIDATED BECAUSE YOUR ONLY A FRESH GRAD
    23. 23. DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS
    24. 24. IMPROVE YOUR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS IMPROVE YOUR ANALYTICAL SKILLS References: (22)
    25. 25. EXPLORE YOUR PASSION EXPERIENCE ABROAD ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE WORK EXPERIENCE HOW TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE References: (25)
    26. 26. ABOUT EF
    27. 27. OUR MISSION: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS LANGUAGE CULTURE GEOGRAPHY
    28. 28. 450 SCHOOLS 50+ COUNTRIES 15 MILLION STUDENTS
    29. 29. HOW CAN EF HELP YOU?
    30. 30. CONNECT EF WEBSITE FACEBOOK LINKEDIN TWITTER YOUTUBE
    31. 31. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
    32. 32. NEXT WEBINAR HOW TO GET THE MOST OF YOUR INTERNSHIP ABROAD October 9 – 4.30 pm CET
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