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[CE.Club] INTERVIEW WORKSHOP - Van Lang University

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[CE.Club] INTERVIEW WORKSHOP - Van Lang University

  1. 1. PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER CV CL INTERVIEW How to impress the recruitment?
  2. 2. What is CV? • Curriculum Vitae: an outline of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications . Another name for a CV is a résumé.   WRONG
  3. 3. COMPARING DEFFIRENCES RESUME CV (Curriculum Vitate) Language French English Length ONE page A4 More than TWO pages Content • Short summary, about the skills, experience and education. • Make an overview of your strengths and weaknesses. • Synthesis of your working life. • Experience, research, awards, achievements and other details each page.
  4. 4. What are the most important aspects of CV that you look for? • 45% Previous related work experience • 35% Qualifications & skills • 25% Easy to read • 16% Accomplishments • 14% Spelling & grammar • 9% Education (these were not just graduate recruiters for whom this score would be much higher!) • 9% Intangibles: individuality/desire to succeed • 3% Clear objective • 2% Keywords added • 1% Contact information • 1% Personal experiences • 1% Computer skills (From the brilliant 2010 Orange County Resume Survey by Eric Hilden).
  6. 6. Your CV or Resume should have at least these: • Personal details (your name, address, phone number, email) • Career Objectives (describe your future goal) • Education • Working Experience • Achievements • Skills • References (not necessary for fresh-graduated)
  7. 7. → EDUCATION • Distinguished student in form/ graduated (10.11.12) • BA in (your major) • Others → WORK HISTORY • What is your ex-positions? • How long have you worked there? • What is your experiences at those positions? • What did you do for your ex-company? VOLUNTARY WORK (If you do not have any working experiences yet)
  8. 8. → ACHIEVEMENTS • List your certificates that you achieved • Your English certificates (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC,…) • Attendance certificates Certificates • Top 3/5/10/20 at any contests/events that you have joined • Awards (Olympic, 1st/2nd/3rd/4….nth prizes) • VOLUNTEER WORKING Honors/Awards
  9. 9.  English proficiency  Reporting  Writing  Translating  Data organizing & analyzing  Technical skills Academy  Fast adapting & willingness to learn  Build up relationship  Teamwork / Work independently  Your personalities (creative, ambitious, patient, competent...)  Interpersonal  Communication Personal  Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook,...  Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sony Vegas, Premiere, Corel,...)  Others Computer → SKILLS
  10. 10. → REFERENCES ContactCompanyPositionName • Name: Mr. Ngo Cat Tuong • Position: Marketing Manager • Company: Bear Co Ltd • Tel: +84 113 1080 115 • Email:
  11. 11. COVER LETTER
  12. 12. Why do you need a covering letter? • The cover letter is vital to your CV/Resume • Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style which is usually more brief and factual. • The best way to let the company know that you are very expecting that position at their company. • Increasing your chance to get a job.
  13. 13. How should you start it? • My name is .... and I am a final year student at the • I am writing to apply for the post of .... in your company • I was very interested to read your advertisement for • I am very keen to work for .... because of your reputation for
  14. 14. Suggested structure for your cover letter: • First Paragraph State the job you’re applying for. Where you found out about it (advertising sources) • Second Paragraph Why you're interested in that type of work? Why the company attracts you?
  15. 15. Suggested structure for your cover letter: • Third Paragraph Summarize your strengths and how they might be an advantage to the organization. Skills • Last Paragraph Thanks the employer and say you look forward to hearing from them soon.
  16. 16. INTERVIEWS
  17. 17. Preparation for the interview • Research very carefully the career • why you are interested in this career, and this employer • Re-read your application form • Prepare some questions to ask • Dress neatly and smartly.
  18. 18. BODY LANGUAGE • Smile Right • Start in the Parking Lot • Posture: Confidence, sit up straight • Eye Contact • Personal Grooming
  19. 19. COMMON MISTAKE IN INTERVIEW • Dressing inappropriately. • Leaving your cell phone on. • Chewing gum. • Not introducing yourself. • Not bringing extra copies of your resume. • Not smiling enough. • Telling jokes and laughing too much.
  20. 20. COMMON MISTAKE IN INTERVIEW • Neglecting to thank the interviewer for the opportunity to meet with him or her. • Not sending a thank you note after the interviewer. • Asking about salary and benefits right away
  21. 21. INTERVIEW ADVICES  Speak fluently  Good pronunciation  Confident  Answer correctly the questions  If you don’t know what is the correct answer, just say “I did not research about it before, but I will figure it out when I come home”. DON’T TRY TO BE A MR “KNOW IT ALL”.
  23. 23. USEFUL WEBSITES • • • categories-FX102755285.aspx • (Create resume online)