In most interviews, the ability to communicate using the international language “English” is one of the qualifications that these companies admired. Because Filipinos are well-known to be flexible and can adopt easily on certain accents and learn different languages. However, there are still many individual that cannot land job easily because they find the processing difficult. The first thing you need to know is how to pass the interview stage.
So now, here are the basic tips on how you can get the position you are applying for.
1. Appropriate outfit is a must
Choose the outfit that would make you respectable. You should be neat and clean, and appealing. Make sure that the clothes you choose are well-thought-of.
2. Don’t be late. Be on time
Commitment to job is the most important quality of an employee that companies are looking for. Being late is not acceptable, so make sure your boss would have a good impression to you by not going to an interview late. Arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the interview, so that you can still relaxed and prepare yourself.
3. Observe proper decorum
It is a given that you need to shake hands with the interview before and after the interview. Sit properly and do not slouch. Be aware of your hand gestures. Put your bag on the floor, not on your lap or on the table, if there is one chair allotted for you. Make sure that your phone is switched off or on silent mode.
4. Emphasize your strengths
Some recruiters and hiring managers will give out situational questions that will test your abilities and skills. The perfect way to address these is to provide with relevant situations that could highlight your strengths. If you are asked about your weaknesses, provide a very simple one. Simple enough for you to turn it to a strength.
5. Avoid beating around the bush
Be confident enough to answer the questions properly. Relaxed yourself and don’t make the interviewee feel that you are nervous. If you are asked to answer with yes or no, just answer appropriately, do not rumble your answers. Think before you speak.
6. Be remarkable
This is of course on the positive side. Do not leave negative marks using unwanted remarks. Be careful of the questions you ask.
7. Send a thank you email
Do not forget to thank your recruiter or hiring manager. This is also a sign of being eager in getting the job.