Saturday, April 22, 2017

Job Interviews

Going to a job interview can be a very nerve-racking experience, especially if you don't have any idea on what questions you might be asked. However, there are certain things you can do to prepare.

First of, do some research on the company. Visit its Web site, read information on the company, learn about the backgrounds of some of the workers there and their skills. Find out what kind of workers the company needs and determine how you can help fill those gaps.

So, give me your ideas. What things can you do to prepare and what kinds of questions could the company ask you? Share your ideas.


96 comments:

  1. Of course!Everyone feels nervous when go to a job interview. In my opinion, apart from the suitable outfit, attitude plays an important role. I believe that "smiling" is the most powerful weapon. Smiling makes others feel friendly. Smiling makes others wanna respond to you. Smiling makes you look like confident. Whatever, being as calm and postive as you can by means of smiling while interviewing.

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  2. In an interview, of course, age, sex, race, etc. more or less become apparent and can influence the decision about hiring. Interestingly, in the UAE it is almost the norm to solicit potential employees on the basis of nationality, age, sex, religion, etc. But people don't complain about this much because they are happy enough just to have the opportunity to come and seek employment. In the US, on the other hand, no one can be denied employment based on race, sex, religion, etc. but one can be denied entry into the country altogether simply for hailing from a poorer region of the world. So, in comparison, a country like the UAE offers better employment opportunities despite the tendency to highlight race, religion, age, sex, etc.

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  3. Interview is nightmare for everyone!But I enjoy for every interview.Why did I enjoy the stressfull interview.Because the different interviews let me know how am I now and what do I have to do in this situation.I think when you got more frustration and you will be strong.This is my option.I beg your pardon if the grammar is bad.

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  4. The interview is almost last barrier to cross to get into the company. So, one who is desperate to go inside becomes so panic and sometimes, forget answers of very simple questions due to stress. On the other side of table, the examinor wants the interviewer open up and put forth the candid thoughts. He wanted to know whether the interviewer technically fits to the job, his presence of mind, humanity, and over all EQ ie Emotional Quotients. So, no need to become panic. More you get panic, more the chances you loose the job. But, beside all this, one must be prepared well before doing optimal practice...
    Only 3 keys to success are
    Practice!
    Practice !!
    Practice !!!

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  5. We're expected to talk about our previous experience in the job we're applying for, talk about ourselves and, although it is illegal here in Brazil, most of the companies require a photo on the resume. That's pretty much it - in a nutshel.

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  6. I think that as in any new experience, going to a job interview involves a little bit of anxiety and nevousness. I think that those people who are able to cope with their fears and look self-confidents despite they are nervous or unconfortable are the kind of people the interviewer is looking for. And I am not saying it is easy, what is more I have gone to several job interviews and I admit that I have not done good in all of them beacause I was beaten by my fears and therefore I looked like a nervous person and believe me that is not what companies want.

    I think that self-confindence is the lead, it will help you more than knowing what you will be asked about.

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  7. The interview is a way to know who is the biggest lier, but you have to be clever.

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  8. The job interview is crucial because for the employer that direct and human contact represents the opportunity to analyse the person that he or she is going to hire: the coherence of the speech, the suitable outfit, the way of being, etc. The CV may be very good but the interview
    is so important that the decision of hiring somebody depends on the way the candidate express his or her ideas, the gestures he or she does and the impression that person gives. That is why people must be very careful. I believe that a good advice is to be yourself, to be confident and very sincere, this attitude may be very evident face to the others when someone assume it. Of course it is also linked to the specific characteristics that somebody expect of the candidate. Evidently I agree with someone who wrote that it is necessary to smile, that´s the better way of opening all the doors.

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  9. in taiwan, interviewer will ask your educational background.
    so, it's important to graduate from a good scool.

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  10. In my country it is a must to put on your picture on your resume unlike in the u.s..
    i think people here are a little discriminating.. they mostly based on your looks rather what you can share them mentally.. if you're prettier then you have big chances..i think brains are just secondary for them..weird huh.

    in an interview what i do is of course make eye to eye contact with the interviewr..make sure you always wear that smile..open your eyes up as if you are so willing to listen to every word she has to say

    sometimes you can change styles on how you want your interviewers are done depends on the personality or aura of that person you are talking to..you can talk or answer as if you are having a nice chit chat..not being way too serious just being yourself..

    lastly, Don't be scared to talk and answer questions
    in every interview just take a deep breath before entering the door that releases tensions..
    always think this is it! i have to give my best and speak out..or else i wouldn't land that job and start all over again..

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  11. Actually in Mexico, the interviews are in english and spanish for several reasons.
    I consider that the interviewers want to know about the background of every future employee. They want to know about his age, status, experience, information about his skills, languages. By the way is not common if an interviewer ask you about your race of religion. I consider the most important in an interview is to be calm and say all the time the true about your background.

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  12. In Brazil is very commom people post their photo on a resume, mainly when they are looking for a job that deals with the public. Although the interviewers don't leave this impression and try to show that the important is how good and prepared for the job you are, everybody knows that the appearance and an indication are very important and make your hire easier.

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  13. Ten common questions asked during a job interview
    1-Tell me about yourself
    2-Have you ever done this type of job before?
    3-Why do you want to work here
    4-What are your future plans
    5-Why did you leave your last job
    6-What is your greatest strenght
    7-How did you describe yourself
    8-How long do you plan to stay with this company
    9-Why would you hire you instead of someone else
    10-Do you have any questions?

    It's natural to feel nervous but don't let that overwhelm you!
    Knowing, anticipating the questions before and having in your mind answers you'll come up with..Taking a deep breath before.. relaxing, relaxing and relaxing... Trusting yourself and being confindent are different way to counteract nervosity.

    Again trust yourself and you'll get it!!!

    Also, don't forget to mail a thank you note directly to your interviewer (purposes= give a positive impression, restate your interest in the job,remind the interviewer of you)and to be effective in your follow-up.

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  14. In Taiwan, the first thing is having a good educational background. If you don’t have it, you won’t be hired even though you have ability better than a college student. Thus, better diploma, better job.

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  15. Everywhere you go, if we can't speak english well, we will just die. Languages, especially English as an international language, are very important to learn. Listening and Speaking are the most difficult parts of learning language for me. We must be not only fluent but also accuracy in speaking.
    Job interviews, seems easy but the fact is really hard to do. moreover, my listening and speaking skills, and also vocabulary are so bad. I must study harder. thank you for your help tutoring me ..
    (Fathimah al-Ma'shumah xi ipa 1, Indonesia)

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  16. aaaaaahhhhhhh,,,
    i must be hardworking, to litsen that conversation, because so fast and so hard, i think the conversation so important for students who will be "UAN" or last test especially for third class,



    ayie (anjar yulia eriza lestari)


    XI IPA I

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  17. Thank you ! I learn something for this site.
    Hifdhul mulki 2 a1

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  18. well..I hope I never go to a job interview.. it's like nightmare for me..I don't know about interview..because I'm in school..

    -uut_smuth XI IPA 1-

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  19. this can make easier for people who want to learn english..
    thanks.

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  20. hmmh..


    it's must be hard for find a job in Indonesia.. in Indonesia, it's a low payment here..
    i'll be practice until now!!

    hehehe..

    hufh..

    i need more practice for everything..



    Obbi, X IPA I.

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  21. to get a job, we always get interview. interiew always make everyone feels nerveous and shy. i think in interview, we must always smiling, because smiling make others feel friendly, interesting, and impressing.
    we can enjoy the interview, because this can make feels nerveous is lost, and make calm.
    *siiyraSMUTH 2ipa1

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  22. Denda Rizki P
    XI IPA 1

    In Indonesia it's very-very good because richest country...
    I LOVE INDONESIA...

    ~..^^THANKS^^..~
    ^~^S.W.T^~^

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  23. ARUM 2 IPA 1

    i think the most important to find job is beleive in themselves, don't be nervous, and never give up, and the last is practice for interview .

    i think in indonesia u must prepare your knowledge, and maybe good looking is get plus point.

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  24. ridha 2 ipa .
    in my country , in indonesia is very hard to get a job now. So many unemployement in indonesia, so for me (a highschool student) must study hard to became smart to can get a job in future easily .

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  25. looking for a new job is absolutely difficult. we must appreciate every job even it's an important job. all we have to do now is study hard because the job competition is getting harder when we become an adult later. cheers! (Bunga)

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  26. About job interview, i think that's very hard if you follow it for the first time. Because you'll think the questions are difficult, or maybe the problem is nervous. When you are nervous, your mind will be blank and you don't know what you want to say.

    In my opinion, the questions about religion or your status (single or not), that's just a test. Don't think it seriously. Just answer correctly. The important thing is self confidence.
    -revii-

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  27. Everywhere you go, if we can't speak english well, we will just die. Languages, especially English as an international language, are very important to learn. Listening and Speaking are the most difficult parts of learning language for me. We must be not only fluent but also accuracy in speaking.
    Job interviews, seems easy but the fact is really hard to do. moreover, my listening and speaking skills, and also vocabulary are so bad. I must study harder. thank you for your help tutoring me ..

    looking for a new job is absolutely difficult. we must appreciate every job even it's an important job. all we have to do now is study hard because the job competition is getting harder when we become an adult later.

    auLia 2ipa 2

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  28. OHH NOW !!
    The test is yery very hard .. because i can't speak english well but i can speak sundanese language very well ..
    HORAS BAHH !!!

    M . FARIZ PRATAMA ,, 2 IPA 2

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  29. Everywhere you go, if we can't speak english well, we will just die. Languages, especially English as an international language, are very important to learn. Listening and Speaking are the most difficult parts of learning language for me. We must be not only fluent but also accuracy in speaking.
    Job interviews, seems easy but the fact is really hard to do. moreover, my listening and speaking skills, and also vocabulary are so bad. I must study harder. thank you for your help tutoring me ..

    looking for a new job is absolutely difficult. we must appreciate every job even it's an important job. all we have to do now is study hard because the job competition is getting harder when we become an adult later.

    auLia 2ipa 2

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  30. interview make strees,nervous,panic.. that's ordinary..
    so we must practice.
    and you must use your self-confidence.
    and also study harder!!




    Agung Ipa2

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  31. OHH NOW !!
    The test is yery very hard .. because i can't speak english well but i can speak sundanese language very well ..
    HORAS BAHH !!!

    M . FARIZ PRATAMA ,, 2 IPA 2

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  32. Interview is an exam that test our capability to work.

    I think, interview always be the same wherever you are. The question that asked to us didn't change. it is always about our education, background, etc.
    Sometime, our characteristic also needed by them.

    And usually, our language also take part in it.
    So, let's study harder, harder, and harder to achieve the perfect job.

    Fathridi Thoriq
    XI IPA 2

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  33. I've ever been interview when I was training at a hotel. It was scary I think, you ready to face the oppenent but when you face it it goes blank. And your heart start to beating faster, worried of being wrong. You know what you have to say but you couldn't say it.
    I'm didn't came from a country that using English for its language. So when I interviewed (with english) I worried about my language. And it became worse when I face person that I don't know who it is.

    So pray before that, do the interview and God will do the rest!

    Faris F DEWAnto

    Proud to be Indonesian!!!

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  34. interview make strees,nervous,panic .that's ordinary.

    so we must practice hard for do that..
    we must have strong mental.
    and also pray to god..
    that's all
    remember...
    practice...
    pray...
    practice..
    pray...
    and gooo interview..

    agung ipa2

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  35. Alireza Tsanai XI IPA 2

    hahahha
    actually, I have a same opinion with mr.anonymous that said that attitude plays an important role when you go to a job interview, smiling always become number 1 way to make people become friendly to you, and when you feel happy, comfort, and suitable when you through he interview, all of your stressful just like nervous will gone away and it would be easier for you to get through the interview.
    So, keep smiling!!
    because smiling is a very powerful weapon in this life! ^^b
    hahahha

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  36. Interview ??
    but is very important, on my country indonesia find a job is very difficult, company in Indonesia need a handsome face and a smart brain, handsome face is very important, because handsome face will not be interviwe, if you not a handsome person but you smart you can find a job but you will interviwe

    huaahahaha???

    Bayu c n
    2 ipa 2

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  37. i think this interview is so good for everyone,. because with interview many people can understand about one think not understand,.
    m. faizal djadid_XIipa2_

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  38. I think the interview will make nervous. But, I don't know the details. becaus i haven't experience.

    millatulhaq Erly. 2 IPA 2 .

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  39. 'Z-S'

    if you want go to job, usually you mustinterview. in the interview so you feel nervous.
    huhuh
    >.<

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  40. I am happy about this,but I don't know details,I think practice.I will study better again..
    thanks for all..
    yani xi ipa 2

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  41. Hello This websit very good ....... thanks excercise in the web . Thank's

    Rizal Zulfa Hadi

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  42. Interview is nightmare for everyone!But we enjoy for every interview.

    Because the different interviews let me know how am we now and what do we have to do in this situation.

    we think when you got more frustration and you will be strong.This is my option.we beg your pardon if the grammar is bad

    ady and Yogi.

    XI-IPS

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  43. find a job is very difficult..
    and this test is very hard..
    i can't speak english well, and i sad about that..
    i will to try for hard study again.. because i want get a good job.. hahahaha

    thanks for your test..

    emma
    _2ips_

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  44. we see good and happy for comment..
    so thank you for web.

    this web is verry good.

    we.
    ady and yogi

    XI_IPS

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  45. reza.r and furqon.b
    interview make strees,nervous,panic.. that's ordinary..

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  46. if you really want to find a job,especially o good one,you have to do an interview.
    Doing an interview usually make you nervous but it's important to show to your interviewer that you're sure,you know who you are and what are you really looking for,you also have to show that you are the person they are looking for and the one they need! :) good luck guys

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  47. this test is quiet easy..
    i think, this test is better for student in junior high school than senior high school...

    hahaha...
    (SMUTH,izfah XI IPA 1)

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  48. Denda Rizki P
    XI IPA 1

    I think this interview is hard,but although is hard is very fun.I so happy

    ~..^^THANKS^^..~
    ^~^S.W.T^~^

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  49. interview is something that you have to prepare..

    if you're not prepare yourself on interview, you can failed..

    so prepare yourself and keep relax, okay!!


    SMUTH, izfahan(izfah) XI IPA 1

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  50. no no no.........
    i didn't understand....
    umm maybe a little....

    the thing that i can catch from that.....
    maybe we must hardwork for get a great job.....because in job interview....we must extra warning about their question.....

    i'm sorry if i wrong...
    MUhammad Aliy Zulfanni
    XI IPA I

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  51. job interview is a nightmare for everyone.because it can makes us stress and depress
    so before we interviewing.we must prepared the interview.that`s all my comment
    dika.XI ipa 1

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  52. job interviews. i'll be nervous if i must interview. i worry to answer tha question will receive by me. but thank you to give me this site.

    -F 47 AR-

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  53. interiew, job me answer oll quetion
    i worry screem to answer....

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  54. i think interview is very important for a job hunting,, and thank for all .

    auLia 2 ipa 2

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  55. that's right !! in interview a job, thats can make us so stressful.
    and i think, in interview we have to get a eclectic. that's is to answer all of the question. besides, its hard to find a job, its hard in interview.

    rasikh fuadi XI IPA 2

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  56. The interview is very very hard ..
    so we must think smart for get a good job ..
    thank you for the interview ..
    GOOD LUCK FOR EVERY ONE ..

    M . FARIZ PRATAMA

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  57. I know searching a job is hard, but if we trying hard too it can make the interview fluently.
    may I feel nervous when I pass the interview, i dont know in the clearer cause i had never been feel situation like that. usually the interview need CV,there are name, genre, address, age, sex, school, experience, etc. in the end if we get a summons it can make us very happy.

    Maryam
    XI IPA 2

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  58. Job interview make a stress, nervous, blank, panic, etc.
    so, be your self.
    let's study harder.
    thinking positive n take it easy.

    the most important, you must pray before that.

    try it!! ^_^


    herlambang XI IPA 2

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  59. A job interview usually make some body nervous.
    but i think, if we confident to our self,we are not be nervous.
    we must belive "we can do every thing ".

    seuting leuxing....
    Anggana IPA 2

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  60. I think all of us fell nervous If we are in a job interview but we have to be sure of all because we study to have this work so you can be good and do an excellent interview.

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  61. I think that an interview is very important because if you need work you need to do well the interview but always you feel nervious because you think that you are going to do wong the interview and you dont get the job
    sebastian garzon

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  62. hello my name is Joel, I do not know about this topic because i am only a student but i think that this is very impartant to the boss of that job.

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  63. In my country the espectatives for a job is depending the person wishes. For example the cheer up that i will put into the espectatives of my job, will be very big and strongs. So i think that the spectatives depends to each other.

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  64. Is normal that you feel nervous and exciting in a job interviewer, because you do not the way that the company assess your answers; but the best is to be calm and confident of yourself.
    I my country is common in a job interview to ask about studies and eductaion, work experience, personal questions and questions about your motivation and your hobbies.
    Diana/Colombia

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  65. Hello,
    Well,I agreed with the point that job hunting is difficult but job interview is much more difficult.But my tips are to,
    1)be confident (believe in yourself)
    2)be honest
    3)be calm and warm
    Last but not the least
    Be happy what ever the result is and dont be dishearted.Try again and again until you get success.

    Thanks.

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  66. We all know, that job-hunting is not an easy thing. It's a subsistence-survival game. interview is the most important part of it. If you succeed, you are really a destiny's favourite. So what should we do to get hired? Be ready to answer all sorts of questions, concerning, first of all, your education, your previous job and your experience. Don't be nervous, believe in yourself and your success. Who knows, maybe you'll be placed immediately. Otherwise don't be discouraged, desperated and frustrated. Try more and more untill you reach your aim.

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  67. We all know that job-hunting is not an easy thing. It's a subsistence-survival game. Interview is the most important part of it. If you succeed, you are really a destiny's favorite. So what should we do to get hired? Be ready to answer all sorts of questions, concerning, first of all, your education, your previous job and your experience. Don't be nervous; believe in yourself and your success. Who knows, maybe you'll be placed immediately. Otherwise don't be discouraged, desperated and frustrated. Try more and more until you reach your aim.

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  68. Well, actually the job interbiew now is like an art) There are a lot of web-sites, articles etc. abot "How to Successfully Pass the Job Interview" on the one hand it is right on the other not at all because such interviews are made to find out more infornation about the person and about the job he or she seeks. Just imagine if you're an employer you have at least one job opening and you want to hire a really good worker it's not a benefit for you because if a person got ready for the interview, learning much about behaviour, speech etc. in the interview you can hire not the person you are looking for! So if I was an employer, certainly, I would have an interview with a person but I didn't rely on it, I would offer a person a job if I let him or her to work a little as intern, because only here you can see who this worker really is.

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  69. We all know that job-hunting is not an easy thing. It's a subsistence-survival game. Interview is the most important part of it. If you succeed, you are really a destiny's favorite. So what should we do to get hired? Be ready to answer all sorts of questions, concerning, first of all, your education, your previous job and your experience. Don't be nervous; believe in yourself and your success. Who knows, maybe you'll be placed immediately. Otherwise don't be discouraged, desperated and frustrated. Try more and more until you reach your aim.

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  70. We haven't had such experience yet because we are doing our degree at the University of Dubna.However, in our opinion, it's a difficult, nervous and terrible task for everyone. it's difficult to concentrate when you are asked a lot of questiens in spite of your preparation.Well, now, we've gained a lot of iformation about this process and we have a clear idea of what we should do.////Victoria and Nina.

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  71. We think that when you are going to land a job, to avoid the interview is impossible. You shoul understand it. Those people who are afraid of interviews,they tremble, bumble and feel very nervous. Of course, their chances to get this job are very low. So, if you want to be successful and make a good impression, then you should be concentrated and be ready to answer all even unexpected questions,be calm and confident with a smile on your face. Don't be upset if you are not given your desired position. Then you get more experience and if you understand all your mistakes it'll be much easier to pass the next interview.
    Life is a learning experience.
    Good luck!)

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  72. Salut,
    First of all we would like to say that we really liked your Job hunting quiz=) You did a great job! Because the way in which you presented your quiz is VERY entertaining and we really enjoyed it)
    Everyone has to face the problem of job hunting and it will be different for all of us. And of course the first step in it is to know how to successfully pass an interview. So, we think that one must try some mock interviews at first and he/she won't be so nervous during a REAL interview with their potentional employer.
    As William Shakespeare ones said:
    All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players...
    So, during your interview play the part of a very enthusiastic employee and SMILE, SMILE, SMILE!!!

    Best wishes,
    From Russia =)

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  73. Well, in my opinion the interview is an important part of the process of job-hunt, so first get as much informatoin about your potential employer as you can and be ready to answer the questions about your education, your working experience and your abilities and particular talants. Try to show that you are a broadly literate person.
    Don` t forget about such tricks as body language and eyes contact..and if are destiny`s favourite you`ll lend your desirable job))

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  74. There are a lot of methods to find a job, such as classified ads, personal contacts, etc. But an interview is an important part of job hunting and you can't avoid it. So, I think, that concentration and purposefulness are the key to a successful interview. And don't be nervous)))

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  75. Everybody faces the problems of job searching which is one of the most difficult and important process in people`s live.So, in oder to land a job you should pass an interview successfully. Be confident and calm, be honest.Try to do your best. You may be asked many of questions some of them you even don`t expect.
    But in different countries there are various questions. So we think, that prescribed questions should be connected with your abilities, preferences, experience, skills. But we think that questions about your personal lifestyle and which are won`t be needed in future job are not necessary.Ann Z and Ann K

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  76. Everyone faces the problem of obtaining an interview. In my opinion it's one of the most important steps during the spell of job-hunting. So you should be ready to answer the questions about your education, your previous working experience or even your personal interests. If you want to land a good position, you should show yourself from the best side.

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  77. One of the most difficult problems a young person faces is choosing a career. There are individuals, of course, who know exactly even at the age of six that they want to be doctors or fire fighters, but the majority of us do not get around to making decision about an occupation until somebody or something forces us to face the problem. Choosing an occupation takes time, and there are a lot of things you have to think about as you try to decide what you would like to do. If you understand how to crack the job-market, you are likely to obtain an interview for the position, you have chosen. A job interview is one of the most important tasks in the process of job-hunting and if you don't make costly mistake, you'll be chosen as a candidate to your dream job.

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  78. Of course,one of the most important steps of job-hunting is obtaining in interview with great colours. To pass it well, you shouldn't be nervouse, just take it easy and don't hesitate to contact the employer. Practice,practice and practice!After that you won't be afraid the interview.So you will quickly land a job,got a one!nastya

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  79. Hello,I'm a student,and now i'm working toward my degree.I haven't got any experience of job-interview yet,but to my mind it's not difficult.So,a job-interview is like an exam. You come to your future employer and have a test. And now,Imagine the situation at your exam . You know all the information, so why are you worried?The same thing,when you go to the company with the knowledge,skills,diploma,and experience.You know everything about yourself,don't you?yes, of course, who else can know it better?)Therefore it'll be easy to fill in a form or to tell about yourself. Try to remember your exam in the 9th form. Your story'll be like that, but it'll be vaster answer to the questions of your employer(your background,age,last jobs, your experience,languages you speak)Is it hard?I think no)) I agree that the moment is nervous and stressful, but you should stay calm. You must be confident, if you want to get this job. Employers want to see the best candidate in their company. So smile a lot,as you're on tete-a-tete.
    And remember, that smile and laughter prolong our lives!
    Good luck!

    Alena

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  80. Choosing a career path will be one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Interview is an important and very difficult step of applying for a job. You should be a self-confident, competetive, easygoing, placid, and sociable person. Try not to be nervous, have a way with an interviewer and smile a lot. Don't get offended if you are rejected. Life is a learning experience.

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  81. Job interview? My God, when I imagine this sutiation when I'm sitting towards a stony stare of my potential employer my knees begin tremble and my heart beat with an enormous speed. However the more I read and listen to people's previous experience about job-interview the more I realize that only we ourselves, our fears, spoil the whole picture of successful, effective conversation with the employer.
    Deep breath.
    A glass of water.
    You are the most confident, smart, hardworking and competent person in that desired career field. You fit excellent that position. And you know that! So, why don't you just calm down and show all your benefits and advantages to that person in suit and tie?
    It's only half an hour of either your success or your fail. So, this choice depends only on your.
    It's better to choose the first one, right?)
    And the last thing (I know it's horrible, but it works), imagine a person who is going to be operated on, or who has recently lost a member of his family. Divorce, robbery, car accident, fire, flood, terrorist act, mass epidemic. The world is full of real, not exaggerated terrible events. And what are you doing? You are just sitting in a comfortable chair in a modern office and talk to a respective person about your future work for that company.
    Just do it.

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  82. Interviews can be different so it's a little bit unfear tell that it's a nightmare or an easiest part of the equation of getting a job.Of cause if you have boundless knowledge it's nothing to worry about.Or simply the interviewer can be not interested in your speech prepared in advance only because he or she have a headache or his or her drive license isn't clean now. There lots of circumstances we can't deal with. So the only way in this situation is to be ready for almost everything and do all things, prepare all answers that could be necessary for landing this job.

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  83. A job interview is something everyone faces in his life.u'd better not procrastinate & contact ur potential employer right now because it's a key ingredient to a successful interview.u shudnt become desperate in case u weren't lucky to land a job quickly.just do ur best and one day u'll be a success!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  84. It was very usefull for me to do these exersises, it helped me to refresh my knowledge and also to get new information about job hunting,job interviews and their aspects.

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  85. Hi! I`m Svetlana.I`m a second year student.Now we`re studing jod-hunting,job searching an etc.
    My teacher adviced me to do exercises on the site. I made myself to fulfill them. I liked them immensely!
    As I see it, you should match your abilities and skills with the ones, required for the job. Don`t hesitate! Be confident. Be well-prepared. Think over your self-presentation ( your speech, your appearence, your behaviour) before hand. Get as much information about the main ideas and approaches of the company, you are appling to. Don`t forget about your CV, covering letter, personal statement. Good luck!

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  86. Interviewing?In Russia?I guess it is the same as in other countries of the world. But each interview is always individual! And It's absolutely very nervous, exhausting and difficult task which everyone have to go through.

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  87. as 4 me, the exercises werent borin, so i enjoyed doin them=)
    what 2 say about the topic...job-search is one of the most important and difficult tasks in ur life, cause ur life directly depends on ur career choice. as everyone here knows, find the right career & u'll be happy & successful, find the rong career & u'll be unhappy & unsuccessful. so make up ur mind by urself & remember that we r the only creators of our destiny^^

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  88. Of course choosing a career path is a very difficult and nervous process,it`s one of the most important decissions in your life! I think when choosing a career path you should follow the other steps:
    -first of all don`t procrastinate,because you're going to miss a lof opportunities
    -be calm,try all the variants: employment agences,want-ads,prosperous friends and, of course, explore your choise of occupation from every angle.
    I think that your life depends on your career! Make sure that you have chosen the career not because it provides a lof money,but because you really love it and want to grow with it!
    Good luck!=)

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  89. I think the purpose that a company ask us to go to a interview is to know our behavior.So when we are in the interview,no matter what questions we're asked.We should try our best to answer it.

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  90. I'm one of the people who nervs about attending the interview.
    but if I diceded to have an interview to get a new job, I have some regulations I'm going to implement. First of all I'll try to impress thr interviewers by wearing a gentle suit and keeping myself calm, second of all I ask him about everything concerned with the work like pension and satisfiction of his epmloyees.

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  91. In my opinion preparing and practicing interview questions really helps. My suggestion would be to use a voice recorder to listen to your voice and how you answer questions and work to improve it.
    In my current country of residence its always a good idea to write the legal status of work in the CV.
    thank you

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  92. oh yeah, first comment in 2010

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  93. In my country, employer are use to ask all kind of question. We even have to add on our resume picture, sex, race, religion, marriage status, kids and more. And all that has a influence on hiring. For example, if you are married and/or have kids, you may have less possibilities of finding a job, the same occurs if you are too old, or don't have a physical fit for the company. Which at my point of view, I don't believe is a right thing to do, because they are racist and discriminating people for work. CF.

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  94. I have recently sent a CV and a covering letter to work in a booming industry during summer time. I applied on line for the position; and something that I appreciated much was that the company website mentioned that no photograph was necessary in the CV. In other words, the company weighs the pros and cons of candidates according to their experience and skills. This is a factor that should always prevail, I think. I did mention my age and the fact that I was single because in Europe, these are things applicants have to mention in their CV and covering letter. The field in which I intend to work has a big role to play in the world economy; and visiting the websites of companies around the world, I noticed that many people who work in that field have children. I do agree that having chidren and a marital life can be a serious disadvantage in some sectors because women might have to leave early from work to look after their children. In Europe, to solve the problem, the companies themselves have their own kindergarten so that there be no problems for the employees who have children. However, the situatuation seems to be getting even worse in Europe because a friend of mine who once worked as head of department in a big company told me that companies are turning down people who have children, and who are old. We do need solutions for our (over)crowded planet. By the way, the company to which I applied gave me a positive answer for the job; now I must do my best and not disappoint them.

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  95. Your exercieses were very helpful for me

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  96. I think that as in any new experience, going to a job interview involves a little bit of anxiety and nevousness. I think that those people who are able to cope with their fears and look self-confidents despite they are nervous or unconfortable are the kind of people the interviewer is looking for. And I am not saying it is easy, what is more I have gone to several job interviews and I admit that I have not done good in all of them beacause I was beaten by my fears and therefore I looked like a nervous person and believe me that is not what companies want.

    I think that self-confindence is the lead, it will help you more than knowing what you will be asked about.

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