Preparation for Job Search and Interview for University Students

Ms Virginia Choi
Managing Consultant & Country Manager Tamty Mcgill Consultants International Ltd

All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd, 2012

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Are you ready to be an effective employee? 1. What is it in the employers’ minds? Do you know about yourself? How to equip yourself for Job Seeking? 2 2. All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. 2012 . 3.

What’s the person good at?  Can the person fit into the organisation?  Do I really need his/ her skills? All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. 2012 3 .1. What is it in the employers’ minds?  a.

2012 4 Technical Skills .“Employable” characteristics in the 21st Century Self Management Personal Qualities .Creativity .Strategic Thinker .Flexibility .Analytical Reasoning .Adaptable to Change .Leadership .Customer Orientation Cognitive Capabilities .Functional Knowledge .IT Competent All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.Effective Communication .

2. 2012 5 . Mental preparation       Theory VS Practice Efforts VS Results Interest VS Strength Job VS Career Attitude Ambition All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. Do you know about yourself? A.

2. SWOT Approach    Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities  Threats All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. 2012 6 . Do you know about yourself? B.

Research  Job Market  Business Environment Career Options  All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. Do you know about yourself? C.2. 2012 7 .

Ask yourself     Am I realistic? Do I know my goals? Can I afford to choose? Why should someone hire me? All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. 2012 8 .2. Do you know about yourself? D.

Do you know about yourself? E.2. 2012 9 . Target  Industry Standing    Working Experience Reputation as an employee People Philosophy All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.

requirements.3. mission.g. Understand the background of the organisation e. Preparation before attending interviews 1. How to impress the interviewers? I. 2012 10 . position. strengths.g. Refresh yourself on the job that you are applying for e. job responsibilities. etc All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. etc 2. business. values.

I. Match the job yourself e.g. Preparation before attending interviews 3. 2012 11 . Why are you apply for the job?    Do you meet the requirement? How? What are the critical success factors for the job? Do you have them? How will you present yourself during the interview? All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.

documents to bring. Preparation before attending interviews 4. Prepare in advance and ensure you have sufficient sleep the night before the interview All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. etc.I.g. Some physical preparation e. transportation arrangement. 2012 12 . dressing.

2012 Taste Touch Smell Hearing Sight 13 .Our impression of people and things is based on 1% 1% 3% 11% 85% All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.

II. real-life examples The Key: Be honest and don’t make things up! All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. Competencies based interview i. 2012 14 .e. What are the common tough questions and how to handle them? 1.

Some Common Questions    How will you convince me to employ you? How will you contribute to our company? Why do you want to leave your existing company? The Key: Be professional. 2012 15 . never hard-sell! All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.2.

2012 16 .More tips for career mapping Build your network  Social and professional networking Find a good coach  Mental and behavioral Develop international perspective  Sense of creativity and curiosity All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.

2012 17 .Tools and Resources          Career Counselor Career Directories Career Exhibitions Career Talks Professional Bodies Resume Workshop Interview Workshop Friends and Relatives Companies (their employees and publications) All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.

79 3rd Clear and achievable career pathway 清晰及可達到的職 業路徑 2.82 2. 2012 .35 Interests and fun 興趣及趣味性 Monetary compensation and benefits 金錢上的回報及利 益 Clear and achievable career pathway 清晰及可達到的職 業路徑 2.91 2.96 Interests and fun 興趣及趣味性 2.11 Clear and achievable career pathway 3.54 benefits 金錢上的回報及利益 2nd 1.47 Monetary compensation and 2.40 清晰及可達到的職業 路徑 18 All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd.18 3.Statistics Findings 數據分析 Recruitment and Retention 招聘與挽留 Ranking and mean scores of attributes which Generation Y would look for when they choose/stay in a job 當Y世代選擇或留任工作時的原因排名和平均值 Working Gen-Y 工作中的Y世代 Monetary compensation and benefits 金錢上的回報及利 益 Clear and achievable career pathway 清晰及可達到的職 業路徑 Non-working Gen-Y (degree holder) 非工作的Y世代 (學士) Ranking Scale: 排名指標 : 1 = most important 5 = least important 1 = 最重要 5 = 最不重要 Non-working GenY (non-degree holder) 非工作的Y世代 (非學士) Ranking 排名 Employers 僱主 Mean 平均值 Mean 平均值 Mean 平均值 Mean 平均值 1st Monetary compensation and benefits 金錢上的回報及利 益 Interests and fun 興趣及趣味性 1.29 Professional advancement 專業發展 3.76 2.

Statistics Findings 數據分析 Characteristics of Generation Y at Workplace Y世代於職場的特質 Top five adjectives respondents used to describe Generation Y at workplace 最多被訪者用作形容Y世代的5個形容詞 Ranking 排名 Employers 僱主 Working Generation Y 工作中的Y世代 Creative 創新 Self-centered 自我中心 Hardworking 勤力 Non-working Generation Y (degree holder) 非工作的Y世代(學士) Creative 創新 Hardworking 勤力 Energetic 有活力 Non-working Generation Y (non-degree holder) 非工作的Y世代(非學士) Creative 創新 Freedom 工作自由 Money 金錢 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Creative 創新 Energetic 有活力 Self-centered 自我中心 Freedom 工作自由 Flexible 靈活變通 Proactive 積極主動 Energetic 有活力 Flexible 靈活變通 Proactive 積極主動 Hardworking 勤力 Energetic 有活力 19 5th All rights reserved © Tamty McGill Consultants International Ltd. 2012 .

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