Effective tips for job interviews abroad ef global future webinar

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Effective tips for job interviews abroad EF Global Future Series . More on ef.com Webinar presented by: Eric Van Delden Recruitment and Development Director Education First Former Online Marketing Director David Pires Social Media Manager EF Education First Former Recruiter at Danone Effective Tips for Job Interviews Abroad Agenda 1. The Job Interview Context 2. The interview preparation 3. Interview and follow-up 4.What else ? 1. The job interview context Congrats, you got a job interview! You’ve done 75% of the job, now it’s all about the last step! You have an interesting profile You wrote a great CV and cover letter You used social networks The Job Interview Process From the job seeker’s perspective, what you do pre-interview and post interview matter as much as the interview itself “A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their company, organization, or firm. During this process, the employer hopes to determine whether or not the applicant is suitable for the role” Wikipedia Do you think this definition is complete? LinkedIn Survey: The Biggest Interview Mistakes It’s all about preparing properly! 2. The interview preparation  Get the basics right (timing etc.)  Do research  Prepare your answers  Prepare some questions Checklist Interview Preparation - The Basics Arrive on time o Arrive to the interview site 15-30 min in advance o Have your phone with you Dress and Appearance o Dress professionally, but be comfortable o Don’t look messy, be clean! Have your “interview package” with you o Pen and papers o Well-presented copy of your resume o Bonus*: some personal notes with your key selling points Unplug your phone/put it on silent o Disconnect yourself and be fully available for your interviewer Prepare answers to the most common interviews question  Tell me about yourself, what’s your story  What are your strengths and weaknesses?  What can you bring us?  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  Why do you want to work here?  What things would your previous managers say about you ?  What problems can you help us solve/how can you contribute?  What are your salary expectations? Practice answering these question by yourself at least once before the interview and take notes! Do your homework: Research! – Google the company and its news, social media profiles – Check industry trends – Get insights about the job description – Use your networks to gather relevant information Bonus*: Do some research about the interviewer Coming to an interview well prepare shows that you are proactive and serious! Source: SavvySugar Come with your own questions Prepare open-ended questions about: – The role – The company culture – Timeline / Next steps Great questions will reveal your analytical skills and curiosity 2. The Interview and the Follow-up Source: Empirella.com A good interviewee… – Understands the job expectation quickly (don’t be afraid to ask to clarify) – Takes time to structure his/her answers – Answers questions clearly and confidently – Doesn’t talk about the “Big 3” (Religion, Politics and Sex) – Asks questions – Is friendly, smiling and energetic Avoid the Deadly Skype Interviews Sins – Wrath of Skype - Avoid the "Can you hear me now?“ – Consider your “Skype Appearance” • Nickname, pictures, background, lights, etc. – Keep your interview engaged and interesting After The Interview: Send a Thank You Note The Thank You Email should say a few simple things: – Thank you for meeting (or talking) with me. – I really want this job. – Quick plug about why I'm perfect for it 4. What Else ? What do global employers look at ? Don’t feel intimidated because you are “only” a fresh grad! • Education • Professional background • Language and Communication skills • Personality • Cross cultural ability • Experience abroad • Other achievements or interests • Often recruit from Business schools or through company’s own network Your competitiveness – An interview is just an image of you • Strong academic background, minimum BA • Higher education such as Master, MBA etc • International degrees • International work experience, Internships • Excellent English skills • Other languages • Strong interpersonal skills • Specialist or Management skills Employment rate (age 15-29) 40.3%; employment rate of uni graduate: 58%, http://www.acrofan.com/ko-kr/live/news/20110609/00000034 Matching the dream job and the dream you • What’s needed in your dream job ? Skills you need to acquire • What skills and personality traits do you have today? Developping new skills Also... • Get to know the industry • Get to know people and their jobs • Network Improve your academic and analytic skills •Through educational programs Improve your business skills •Through on-job training, internship, volunteering Improve your language and communication skills •Through debate clubs, discussions, language courses Adding value to your professional profile Experience Abroad Academic Year or Language Course Abroad from 2 to 52 weeks International Internships Work Experience Relevant Internships / Jobs Volunteering in a Non-Profit EF Ambassador Experience Academic Experience Join a prestigious university Follow the best programs Explore your Passion Have a life outside of work and academics. Follow what drives you Added Value Experiences About EF Education First To break down the barriers of language culture and geography Our Mission EF Today World Leader in International Education. Founded in 1965, EF offers study abroad programs, language education, educational and leisure tours, cultural exchange, academic programs and more. What’s Next • Get the most of your EF Ambassador Experience • What’s the story you will tell, the achievements and the learning you will share? • Get the slides at www.ef.com/interviewambassadorswebinars • My contact: david.pires@ef.com

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