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How To Handle A Job Interview: 5 Tips To Remember

Date Posted: 05/7/2019

Are you nervous about that upcoming job interview for that job abroad? That’s normal! That being said, you shouldn’t let it dictate the tone and outcome of your interview. Kaya mo yan! First of all, you should be proud that you’ve come this far. Not everyone made it to the next stage of the application process so that in itself is an accomplishment.

Conversing with the interviewer and getting to know the company that you’ve applied to is not only important for the company itself, but for you as well. It will give you a chance to know if working for the company will be a good choice for you as well.

That being said, if you really want a chance to get that overseas job, you need to make a good impression.

So how to you do this? Here are some things to remember.

Be yourself

First things first. Don’t lie. That’s not how you want to start your relationship with your future company! If Math is your weakest skill, aminin mo na! They will find out eventually anyway. If you’re the shy type, and they ask about it, let them know as well. This will help them gauge if you’re the right person for a job that requires and extrovert the job. Also, as they say, only you can be the best version of yourself, so embrace that!

Be strategic

You should also be strategic about how you answer. Most of your answers should boost your credibility for the job. When you’re asked to speak a little bit more about yourself, answer with things that are either job related or support your pitch that you’re the right one for the job. ‘Wag lang basta kwento ng kwento. For example if, you are applying for a job that requires people skills, tell them that this is a skill or asset of yours. Keep the information about yourself work related.

Research the overseas company

Don’t forget to research the company you are applying to. It will surely please the interviewer if they know that you’ve done your research, meaning you really thought it through before applying for the position. What is the company culture? What is their vision? What is their mission? What are their goals? etc.

Mind your manners

Be mindful of your manners. ‘Wag feeling close, ha. Don’t forget to say Sir or Ma’am, po and opo. Also things such as thanking them for their time and the opportunity to be interviewed will certainly help you standout. Another tip is not to sit before the interviewer tells you to.

Practice

Before the overseas job interview, practice. You can do this with a friend or by yourself. It’s better if you’ve already done some practice so you won’t have to think from scratch during the interview. Your answers will come out more naturally and easily. Take note that practicing is different from memorizing. Don’t memorize. As we said earlier, just be yourself!

We hope you’ve learned a thing or two from this article! Good luck on your interview for that overseas job which is going to pay you much more money! Kaya mo yan! Remember that if the job is meant for you, it will be yours. So just be yourself! 🙂

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