Monday 29 May 2017

The Five Things to Prepare for a Job Interview


There's a lot more to a successful job interview than looking right and having a nice resume. You must be prepared with a background on the company's history, mission and brand and information about the specific job position. You must be ready to answer a lot of challenging questions and prepare anecdotes if necessary. Arrive early to have time for a little deep breathing to decompress before the interview.

Interview Answers

Look at the kinds of questions job interviewers tend to ask and compose answers to them. Some of the top questions include: Tell me about yourself; why did you leave your old job; why do you want this job; what are your strengths and weaknesses and tell me about a time when there was a conflict, problem, crisis, and how you handled it. Research the company and prepare a positive, pro-company answer about why the job appeals to you. Some possible job interview questions are listed on Monster.

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Thursday 18 May 2017

Group Interview Questions and Answers


Group interview questions are often used as an initial screening tool to select candidates for a second, one-on-one job interview.

The types of interview questions are usually general and not specific to the technical aspects of the job opportunity.

The main purpose of group interviews is to determine qualities like communication skills and interpersonal ability, persuasiveness and the ability to influence others, leadership and delegation.

Other competencies assessed during a group interview include problem-solving and planning skills, stress-tolerance and the ability to work and contribute effectively as a team-member.

Expect some debriefing-type questions. These group interview questions will most likely be asked in a group situation after the team exercises have been completed.

What made this team work successfully?

Refer to aspects such as the good use of available resources, the management of obstacles, successful team communication, use of initiative and support and encouragement of each other. Focus on the approach the team took and acknowledge the contributions of individual members.

What was your personal contribution to the team's performance?

Refer to your strengths such as planning and organizing, analyzing and problem-solving. Support your answer with specific examples of how you used these strengths to contribute to the team. What special role did you play and how was your contribution received by the team?

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Thursday 11 May 2017

Do's and Don'ts for being at your best during a job interview


Job Interview Do's:

  1. Preparing for a job interview is essential to making a good impression. Employ these handy job interview techniques to win over your interviewer:
  2. Plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable.
  3. Greet the interviewer by their first name.
  4. Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting. Sit upright and always look alert and interested. Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
  5. Maintain eye contact.
  6. Follow the interviewer's leads but try to get them to describe the position and duties early in the interview so you can relate your background and skills to the position.
  7. Make sure you convey your good points factually and sincerely. Keep in mind that you alone can sell yourself to an interviewer. Make them realise why they need you in their organisation.
  8. Always conduct yourself as if you are determined to get the job. Never close the door on an opportunity. It is better to be free to choose from a number of jobs rather than only one.