How To Win Every Job Interview In English
Job interviews are a scary prospect, moreover, they’re even scarier in English when that’s your second language. There is disconnect between cultures, resulting in speakers not being sure what to say in their answers, or even how to act. With so much to worry about, it’s easy to miss important points in your answers, or even focus entirely on the wrong things. This is why we wrote this book: How To Win Every Job Interview In English.
This e-book will provide you with a comprehensive set of tips and tricks for your interview. They are sure to help you pass the interview and get your ideal job. After reading, you’ll know the best ways to organize your thoughts, structure your answers, and project yourself as an ideal candidate.
To make things clear, we’ve divided our tips into three parts:
1st Part – Before the Interview
2nd Part – During the Interview
3rd Part – Reflection
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Tip #1: Research the Company
ESL speaker or not, you have to learn what you can about the company for which you are hoping to work with. It shows your respect for the company, and also a sense of due diligence. It also shows that you are a serious candidate for the job they are offering.
You’ll certainly know the name of the company, however you should also know:
Who the founders are and/or the current chairperson.
What the company philosophy is.
The company’s latest successes or ongoing projects.
Details of the job for which you are applying,
One more tip on this point – don’t just memorize facts from the company website. Try to really understand the company’s mission, history and ethos. You’ll be amazed how a little insight helps you look more enthusiastic and knowledgeable. In addition, you will also look more committed to the company.
Tip #2: Anticipate and Prepare for Common Questions
Whatever the job, some interview questions are always going to come up.
? Can you tell us more about yourself?
? Why do you want to work here?
? Why are you changing jobs now?
? What has been your most significant career accomplishment?
? In your resume, what did you mean when you said…
? How can you contribute to the success of the company?