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Before Interview

 Read job description - key skills i.e. I can work under


pressure.
 Research the company’s History
In fact ma’am, I normally. . .
-Achievement
as a student and there are so
 Company’s Mission and Vision many
[Rephrase and memorize] things to do but despite that . . .

- Why do you want to work  Prepare documents -OTR/Diploma,


for/with us? - Because I share Employment history,
your vision. I believe . . . Awards/Achievements

 If dealing with recruitment agency,  Prepare a powerful question to ask


ask during the end of interview

 Prepare your answers - give  Prepare your clothes


examples of what you are claiming
 pen, notepad, 3-4 Resumes
 Be on time - 15 – 20 mins earlier

During Interview
9 Common Interview Questions
1. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF
I’m in college. Normally as a
S kills student,
E ducation
E mployment
there are so many things to do and
SKILLS : I managed my time very well. I am
 Good Communication [give passionate to gain more and more
example of oratorical contest knowledge. Whatever task I take in
etc that you’ve join] my hand, I do with full passion and
 Multi tasking concentration, and try to complete
 Can work under pressure the task on time.
 Problem solver [give I graduated Bachelor of Arts
example of organization in Pol Sci at University of the
you’ve join during schooling Cordilleras. In fact I just graduated
etc] last year. I have five members in
 Meet targets my family and I am the eldest son.
I am interested to work with
Answer:
you and my goal is to get good
“First of all, thank you. It’s a
opportunities on the same profile in
great pleasure for me to introduce
your company . Even though, I
myself. I’m Derick and hails from
have just started my career and
Ilocos Sur. I am hardworking when
don't have any working experience,
but once I get the opportunity, I will
prove myself.”
2. HOW WOULD PREVIOUS WORKMATES DESCRIBE YOU?

C ontext - when did you work, meet my friends at the student


what was your role, what situation? lounge. We study as a group and
A ction – extra responsibility we share our knowledge especially
R esult on our thick readings in our Political
Science major subjects. So my
“I’m a newly graduate of ABPS at friends thanked me for sharing my
UC. When I was a student, I knowledge, that despite of my busy
normally have many things to do schedule, I still managed to review
and I managed my time well. with them.”
During that time, when we have
examinations to take, I got to

3. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMET


Conclusion: It’s not actually the
- Cite your biggest achievement. medals. It’s the exhilaration,
- Before I got there: Focus , fulfillment, and excitement.
Determination , Discipline , Knowing
Positivity. that hardwork and sacrifice had
paid off.

4. TELL ME ABOUT YOR BIGGEST FAILURE

- Cite you failure. - Result: From that experience I


- Cause: Because I fail to manage learned to organize my
my time. What I remember that schedule and how to prioritize
time . . . things and I make sure that
nothing is compromised.

5. DO YOU LIKE WORKIG IN A TEAM OR ALONE?

I enjoy both working in a team and Alone:


alone, for both are crucial to the The result in my actions has meant
success of the organization. I achieved my sales target which is
- Actions performed in a team very rewarding and hopefully this
- Actions performed alone demonstrates my positive attitude
working in a team and alone.

6. WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES?


Most of the time, I don’t actually
delegate tasks to other members. A: So I spoke to my mentor in the
Killer Conclusion: organization to assist me. R: As a
C: Whenever I don’t delegate tasks result, the entire team became
to other members of the team, more productive which then
duties just pile up and it adds more increased our sales output.
pressure.

7. HOW DO YOU HANDLE PRESSURE?

Perfect Answer: Killer Conclusion:


ACTION: The result of the teamwork means
- I know how to prioritize issues we have achieved more while
and concerns based on urgency. working under time pressure. We
- I always tell positive words to have created strong relationship
myself, like I can do it! within the organization. As a result,
our boss gave us an all expense
paid vacation to Bohol and Cebu.

8. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS FROM NOW?

5 steps: Killer Conclusion:


- I want to be part of the team. It is these traits that I feel important to
- I will master all the company achieve any goal, and I have the same
rules and procedures. attitude to achieving results in the
- I will do my best in doing my workplace and I hope I can be a part of
tasks & also to learn. the team within the organization.
- I will consistently excel.
- I will keep learning to be able to
manage my own team.

9. WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?


I am very experienced & can
You must sell yourself! sell a range of products &
- Provide a simple structure services
- Use F EATURE Benefit:
A DVANTAGE Last year, I was the top sales
B ENEFI person in my company
Feature: achieving 112% of my target,
I am a great sales person. which is the reason why you
Advantage: should hire me.
Feature: Benefit:
Ilocano, Can sell, Can Closed a deal of 215M worth of
communicate fertilizers to farmers & achieved
Advantage: 122% of target in one year.
Understand Cordilleran Culture
Could present – speak in Ilocano
speaking areas

After Interview
ASK A POERFUL QUESTION
Interviewer: “Do you have any
question?
You: “I do, and this may be a little
weird.”

Interviewer: “Go ahead”


You: “Is there any reason
why you
wouldn’t hire me
for this job?