Special advice for jobseekers
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Preparation for the interview:
- Go with one purpose: TO GET THE JOB! Go with a positive attitude
- Remember, when you apply for a job, your passions and capabilities must suit the position
- When the company phones you for an interview, ask the following information to prepare yourself for the interview:
- Company address
- Information about position (or use the information in the advert)
- Will it be a panel interview?
- In what language will the interview be
- Will there be any tests before or after the interview
- What will the salary be
- Get information about the company
- Learn your CV
- Prepare your answers on the questions attached
- The clothes you will wear must be relevant to the position
- Practice your body-language
- Be on time: preferably 5 – 10 minutes early
- Put your cell phone off
- Give a firm handshake
- Look the people straight in the eyes during the interview
- Sit correctly: sit comfortable upright, with an open body-language
- Do not ask to smoke; do not ask to drink something
- Try to be yourself all the time
- Be very honest all the time
- Speak loud and clearly
Questions and how to answer them:
- Be prepared to answer questions about your previous jobs, as well as current job.
- On the question: What is your strong points
- The WRONG answer is: I am friendly, loyal, hardworking, honest
- The RIGHT answer is: I am good in admin, I am good with figures, I am good with computers, I’m an organizer, I finish what I began, I function good under pressure, I give my everything to my work. I will work long hours, I prioritize my work, I will prove myself
- Answer questions short, completely and relevant to the question
- Don’t just answer Yes or No
- Be aware not to do the interview with the interviewer
- Wait for the interviewer to finish his question before you answer
- Do not bad-mouth your current and previous employer
- Only ask about the salary if the interviewer speaks about it
- Feel free to ask questions when the interviewer give you a chance
What kinds of questions can I or should I ask during a job interview?
- What qualifications are you looking for in the person you need?
- What exactly would you like me to accomplish in the position?
- Will I have people working under me?
- Who would I be working for and with whom would I be working
- What do you see as the biggest challenge for the person taking this job
- Where is the organization going?
- What are the tasks I would be doing in this job?
- How will the work be evaluated?
- Is it possible to study further while working?
- Is there possible training offered to employees
- How does this organization compare with other similar organizations?