How to Conduct a S uccessful Job Interview. Indonesian Diaspora Network - Western Australia Info Session 2 May 31, 2014. PhD (Candidate) Management and Organization, Business School The University of Western Australia (UWA) UWA International Relations Officer for North and South East Asia
Indonesian Diaspora Network - Western Australia Info Session 2
May 31, 2014
UWA International Relations Officer for North and South East Asia
Faculty of Economics and Business UniversitasPadjadjaran, Human Resource Management and Organization Lecturer
Centre for Management and Business Studies UniversitasPadjadjaran
Email: email@example.comDina Sartika
Masters of Commerce with majors in Human Resource Management and Marketing, University of Western Australia.
3+ years experience as a Consultant within the Resource Industry
Focus on Projects Controls and Services which includes Cost Control, Contract Administration, Planner, Procurement, Accountants, Administration and many more.
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The interview is one of the most important steps to getting a job. The cover letter and resume can interest an employer, but the interview will make or break your chances of landing the job.
It is normal to be nervous and scared, but being prepared will help you do your very best.
Re-read the job advert, application pack, job description
Review CV or application form & covering letter
Race and ethnicity
Who you know in the organization
Don’t compliment their appearance
Company identifies key skills required for job, for example: teamwork, communication skill, interpersonal skill, problem solving, etc.
Designs questions to elicit evidence of skills
Emphasis on past behaviour as predictor of success
Teamwork “Describea team project you worked on. What problems arose? How did you deal with them?”
Communication Skills “Describesituation when you had to persuade others to support your view. Give an example of any reports you’ve written which illustrate your writing skills”
Interpersonal skills “What kinds of people do you find it difficult to work with? How do you handle those situations?”
Taking Responsibility ”Describea time when you took responsibility to achieve a challenging goal”
Problem-solving “Tell about a time when you had several tasks to manage at one time with conflicting deadlines”
“Can you give me an example of a time you worked on a team to finish a project? What was your contribution?”
“Describe one of the most demanding assignments you’ve had. What problems did you encounter and how did you solve them?”
“Tell me about a presentation you had to give or a project you had to do. How did you prepare for it?”
Be the STAR!
Situation - briefly describe where you were
Task - the job you were assigned
Action - discuss in detail the actions you took
Result - the result of those actions
Poor personal appearance
Lack of interest and enthusiasm
Lack of preparation
Poor knowledge of role
Failure to give concrete examples of skills
Over emphasis on money/rewards
Lack of career plan