Frequently Asked Questions during Interviews


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    1. 1. CAREER FAQs
    2. 2. Types of Interview • Screening interview - is conducted if there is a significant number of people applying for a job. • One on one interview - is the most common type of interview. You will meet only one interviewer.
    3. 3. Types of Interview • Panel interview -Interview involves three or more interviewers from the company you are applying for.
    4. 4. Types of Interview • Phone Interview- is commonly used by companies who are conducting masshiring of employees and to be costeffective. • It also eliminates bias from the applicant's appearance, mannerisms and ethnicity. Source: nterviews.htm
    5. 5. Job Interview Tips • • • • • • Practice answering questions Prepare Get ready for the big day Wear strict business attire Be punctual Stay calm during the interview
    6. 6. Job Interview Tips • Show them what you've got! Present your achievements at the right moment and match them to what they are looking for. • • Sources:
    7. 7. Proper Business Attire
    8. 8. Additional website to check: • m/careercoaching.htm
    9. 9. FAQs 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. What would you consider as your greatest accomplishments? Why? 3. Can you work under pressure? Explain your answer. 4. How do you handle tension? 5. Describe a situation in which your idea was criticized. How did you handle the situation?
    10. 10. FAQs 6. Why should I hire you? 7. What can you do for us that no one else can do? Why do you feel you are a better candidate than others? 8. What kind of people do you find it difficult to work with? 9. (follow up to the previous question) How will you handle these people?
    11. 11. FAQs 10. Can you take instructions and criticisms without feeling hurt or upset? How do you deal with it? 11. What is your greatest strength? What do you consider your outstanding qualities? Explain your answer/s.
    12. 12. FAQs 12. Are you willing to take calculated risks when necessary? Explain your answer. 13.What kind of things worry you? Explain your answer. 14. Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. Why did you rate yourself in that manner?
    13. 13. What the interviewer is looking for: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Ability to communicate Responsiveness Alertness Self-confidence Dependability Motivation Decision-making skills Knowledge about the current trends in business and jobs
    14. 14. Vocation • Everyone has a calling. It is a gift. Responding to it is important. • Basic self-knowledge is imperative in exploring one’s vocation. • Developing a purpose ( a sense of mission, a personal mission) is essential in one’s life.
    15. 15. Processing Questions: • What does your calling include? • What values are important to you in choosing your vocation?
    16. 16. Career Development Key Concepts • Students should realize the difference of the industry and university life. • Learning is a lifelong process and that they should not stop improving themselves even after they graduate.