Prepare for a job interview
» Author: Phuong Nguyen
» Published: March 20, 2019
One of the most stressful and challenging in the journey of getting a job definitely is the interview. In the employer’s perspective, an interview is key in finding the right candidate, not a perfect candidate. It is important for me as a candidate to talk about myself to reveal the real me, showcase my unique personality and skills and how I will fit with their culture.
A perfect candidate sounds great yet a right and a suitable candidate is even better in the missing puzzles. Indeed, a perfect piece is fantastic, but it is useless if it does not fit the bigger picture of the organization. While a suitable missing piece is just right and completes the whole puzzles. Therefore, I learn that do not try to be perfect but aim to be a suitable and right candidate. I must be someone who fits with the team and the organization yet brings both strong technical and nontechnical competencies to make a difference.
In addition, when responding to employer’s questions, I should format my response with SAR – Situation, Action and Results. This is not to tell but show the employers clearly what I have done and what has shaped me to be the person today. Sticking to this outline would help me to structure my response well with full details of what happened, how I resolved and what lesson I learned from this particular circumstances.