TAIPEI (The China Post) – As graduation draws near, many students have started to prepare their job applications. To help students prepare for interviews, talent recruiters offer five tips for new graduates to enhance their chances of getting their dream jobs.
According to Joanna Huang, general manager of 104 job bank, other than degree and resume, companies also put a great emphasis on interview performance. Normally within the first 21 minutes of the interview, employers will know whether to hire or invite the applicant to the next round of interview.
Here are the five tips that interviewers provide:
- Practice Before You Go
It is inevitable to be nervous during a job interview. Before you go, think about how you’re going to answer basic questions such as self-introduction, school experience, personal skills, and reasons to apply, etc.
- Do Your Research
It is better to have a sound understanding of the company you’re applying to. You should do some research on the company’s background, look for industrial prospects, and major development in recent years before you go to the interview.
- Demonstrate your Experience
You should be able to talk about your skills or experience with regards to the position you’re applying for. For example, if you’re going to apply for a position as a digital marketer, you should have the knowledge of how to manage social media, Google Analytics, and data analysis, and elaborate on the operational experience you have.
- Be Honest
If you really don’t know how to answer a question a certain topic, you can just say, “Thank you for your question. My answer might be inaccurate, but I also would like to know the reason why you asked this question.” You could also say: “I am not sure if I could answer this right since I haven’t had much experience in the industry. But I would like to thank you for your consideration first if my answer is not on-point.”
- Answer the Extra Question at the End of an Interview
At the end of an interview, employers would often ask if there are still any questions. Don’t answer by simply saying, “No.” If you propose a good question, it means you have a clear understanding and perspective regarding the job you’re applying for.