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Preparation before the interview

  • Understand the background and current status of the employer or company, as well as information about the industry before the interview
  • Prepare personal information required during the interview, such as resume, relevant academic credentials, photos, etc. (depending on the information requested by the employer)
  • Bring a pen and appropriate stationery to fill in the job application form
  • Prepare suitable clothes for an interview and look neat and tidy
  • Practice mock interview questions at home and reduce errors during interviews
  • Find the route to the interview location before the interview
  • Sufficient sleep and rest

Interview skills and etiquette

  • Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the interview to prepare yourself and create a good impression.
  • Check if you are groomed and well-dressed before entering the interview location
  • Be confident and wear a smile. Look at others’ eyes and greet the interviewer politely
  • Stay standing while walking into the interview room and sit down only when you are invited
  • Pay attention to your sitting posture with feet flat and do not put the hands cross on the chest
  • Concentrate on interviewer’s questions during the interview to ensure the answer is correct and stay calm
  • Look at the interviewer when answering questions. Keep your voice and tone as soft and calm as possible
  • Say “thank you” and “goodbye” to the interviewer at the end of the interview politely

Precautions during the interview

  • The interview clothes should be simple and tidy, and the makeup should be light, avoid wearing exaggerated accessories
  • Don’t look around when you talk, as it may make you look rude and disrespectful.
  • Appropriate body language can help to express your points and opinions, but excessive body movements should be avoided
  • Try not to play with your hair and avoid other small movements during the interview, which may make you feel nervous and anxious
  • Avoid answering too short or long, or even off-topic. Try to answer questions from the interviewer directly.

Interview Skills

Interview skills - Prepare for a successful job interview

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Interview skills - Group interview skills

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Presentation Skills

Presentation skills – Preparation for the interview (Part 1)

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Presentation skills – Practical examples (Part 2)

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