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The Careers Powered By English series

English Interview Skills

Session 2 of 9 By Lado Management Consultants Adrian ODonnell

Types of Interview

Remember to show
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Skills Development Compatibility Vision Excitement

Tell me one thing about yourself?

Hi Im _____ and I am a _______ student at National Taipei University of Technology. I .

Be prepared!
How many people will be interviewing me?
Will I be the only person interviewed at one time? What kind of questions will be asked?

Types of Interviews
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Telephone Group Panel One-On-One On-Campus On-Site Sequential Behavioural Stress Case Technical Meal-time

Types of Interviews
Telephone Interview
Be ready Use your notes/resume Introduce yourself clearly and directly Modulate your voice Eliminate any distractions

Types of Interviews
Group Interview
Interact as a team player Show personality Avoid conflict Keep an eye on the interviewer

Types of Interviews
Positive Behaviour in Group Discussion Initiating Clarifying Encouraging Active listening Information/opinion giving Harmonizing Compromising Summarizing

Types of Interviews
Panel Interview
Several Interviewers Eye contact with each person
More eye contact with questioner

Patience and calm

Types of Interviews
One-On-One Interview
Make good eye contact Match their style Remember body language Give examples

Types of Interviews
On-Campus Interview
Usually only 30 minutes Extra face time Portfolio with resume and recommendations Company Material

Types of Interviews
Be alert Be polite to everyone! Be punctual (15 minutes early) Observe environment

Types of Interviews
Sequential Interview
Two or more interviews Continuous assessment Tour may be included Lunch may be included

Types of Interviews
Behavioural Interview
Based on previous activities Requires specific examples e.g. interpersonal skills
"Describe a time you had to work with someone you didn't like."

e.g. leadership skills

Give me a time when you motivated others.

Types of Interviews
Stress Interview
Remain calm and tactful De-personalize the process
Example Questions
"(deep sigh) Well, if that's the best answer you can give ... (shakes head) Okay, what about this one ...?" "How do you feel this interview is going?"

Types of Interviews
Case Interview
Two way discussion Problem solving No perfect answer Structured approach Ask questions

Types of Interviews
Technical Interview
Problem solving and creativity Specific knowledge Not only technical but interpersonal Brain teasers

Types of Interviews
Meal-time Interview
Follow interviewers lead Show social know-how Be discrete! Avoid messy food

Question Practice
Why do you want this job? What do you know about this company?


Why do you want this job?

Explain who you are and why you are there.
Add a few words about the good image of the company.

Why do you want this job?

The work I find most stimulating allows me to use both my creative and research skills. I understand this company rewards people who deliver solutions to difficult

Why do you want this job?

I would like to develop my ____ skills to acquire in-depth experience in my profession for the benefit of your company.

Why do you want this job?

I want this job because I need it and the pay is very good.

Why do you want this job?

This position challenges me to keep up with the cutting edge of technologies.

What do you know about this company?

Research thoroughly! Speak at length! See news features or other websites. Discuss services, goals, position in the market etc. Show knowledge without coming across as a 'know it all'.

What do you know about this company?

I was impressed with your growth figures over the past twelve months and it's great that you have a policy to support the local community.

What do you know about this company?

Well, I know quite a lot actually. The company was founded in 1976. You are the worlds third largest PC brand and the second biggest notebook brand. Recently you took over Gateway in the US and Packard Bell in Europe. Your company is an international pioneer that changes quickly and offers a stimulating and challenging working environment.

Why should we employ you?
NTUT background relate to the company a good fit between you and the job ask the interviewer for their opinion

What do you like and dislike about the job we are discussing?
Likes: Challenge Opportunity Dislikes: Imply nothing, which is why you are so interested!