Any Job Interview Tips?

Philippines
March 30, 2010 12:12am CST
Hi guys, I'm off to my first job interview. It's a call center/BPO company. I'm nervous and at the same time excited. Any tips you can give me?
7 responses
• India
30 Mar 10
Hello, The first thing that matters is how confident you are. Now, if you long too much for this job that will certainly not make you look confident. Don't try hard to please your interviewer. That will indirectly suggest your lack of confidence. Rudeness and assertions are two different things. You can assert yourself quite politely and gently. Only when a man relies on his force to prove something, he gets indignant and rude. You should rely more on your reasons. Be sensible. Don't even suggest that you don't care or you don't have an opinion for something. Indifference is hardly appreciated in a job interview. Don't even think about highlight your negative sides. Even when asked about your negative sides, say something that is actually your positive side. Don't say that you can't do something. Rather say that I can do anything and everything. Even if you don't know something, you should insist that you can learn it in no time. When asked about yourself don't babble about something that is already given in your resume. Say something that is not mentioned there. Before going into the board room, you should make yourself understand that this job interview is not the final act in your story. This is important but not absolutely indispensable. If you fail to get this job, that will be for good reason too and it will be because there are better opportunities to be come in future. Moreover, have faith in God. Good luck. God bless you
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
So if ask about my weaknesses, I'll tell them honestly my weaknesses but point out that I'm doing measures in order to cope up with that weakness. Thanks,
• India
30 Mar 10
No, if asked about your weakness, you will point out something which, though apparently bad, but actually denotes a good thing. Suppose you have perseverance, that is, you stick to your job until it is done and sometimes you also forget everything else and totally immerse yourself in the job. Now, this is bad (you say, as people may call you unsocial and self-centered). But what you are actually saying is that, you have a good point, a highly recommendable trait that can be used by any organization for their gain. This is very tricky.
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 10
yes, that's the way of answering it. you need to answer about your weakness in a way that it could be bad for others (colleagues, friends, family, etc.), but at the same time being considered as good in the sight of the boss/company.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
30 Mar 10
If you go to any job boards on line, they will have some interview tips. And some interview questions. It would help to take note of these questions and prepare answers for each. And practice answering these questions, so it would sound sincere, and you wouldn't sound desperate. Examples of these questions are as follows, your greatest strengths, your weaknesses, where do you see yourself in 5 years, etc.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
Where do i see myself in five years? The answer should be "still working in your company" -- firms are looking for a long-term employee.. Is it right?
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 10
yes, but not so accurate. what they want to hear is like i see myself as the manager in the next 5 years or something like that. they want to know how much motivated/hardworking/confident you are.
31 Mar 10
just be your self and confident
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
thanks...
• Malaysia
31 Mar 10
do not forget to study about the company, so they know that u are serious to work at their company
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Yup, I won't. I agree, it's very important to have a background of the company you are applying for. Their recent success, their mission and vision statements. Thanks, it'll surely help me.
@victorywp (3526)
• Malaysia
31 Mar 10
basically they would be asking you these questions: 1) describe about yourself in brief (background, interests, etc.) 2) why should i hire you? or how are you going to help our company? 3) what do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years time? 4) tell me about your strengths/weaknesses 5) how much do you know about our company? 6) why do you apply in our company? 7) how do you cope with stress? and much more... tips to answer those questions: 1) say something interesting about your life (if they keep on asking into it, you stand a better chance, as they are interested in your person, rather than just a worker) 2) show that you are very serious and motivated for a success with the company 3) say something like assistant manager in the next 3 years, manager in the next 5 years, or anything similar 4) describe more strengths than weaknesses (how to answer weaknesses are as described above in the other respondent's advice) 5) study about their company background and how they performed in the past years (at least read a little) 6) tells that their performance in the past years makes you believe that they are the right company for a success 7) you know yourself better all the best to you!
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
30 Mar 10
Just be calm and introduce yourself then state what you could do for the Company.
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
The first question they will ask are tell me about yourself or introduce yourself. Why we should hire you. Call center/BPO company prcess on certain steps like phone interview, initial interview, call simulation, final interview and job offer.