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
HOW TO MASTER YOUR JOB
Webinar presented by: Stefan Sennekamp
Head of Online
WHY? HOW? WHAT?
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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?
THE LAST STEP
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
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.”
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PREPERATION AND FOLLOW-UP
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IT’S ALL ABOUT PREPARING PROPERLY!
PREPARE ANSWERS TO THE MOST
BASIC INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
“TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF”
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? ETC.
PRACTICE ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS
DO YOUR HOMEWORK:
COMPANY INDUSTRY TREND JOB DESCRIPTION *INTERVIEWER
PREPARE OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS
THE ROLE, COMPANY CULTURE, TIMELINE / NEXT STEPS