education: a tool to finding a good job

November 3, 2011 10:19pm CST
I believe what you earned during college, in terms of grades and competence, a good work awaits you when the moment of searching for jobs arrive. Then interviews follow. And when you get rejected, you apply again and get an interview and many more interviews. I'm just curious, what were your job interview questions that really tested your mind when for searching answers?
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@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
8 Nov 11
Applying for a teaching job is more than interviews. When i did sometime a go, I have to make a demo teaching having the school principal and staff as my students. I have to prepare my own lesson plan, visual aids and dress right for the occasion. I passed it and then was hired!
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
When were you hired? I bet the feeling was overwhelming then? Congratulations to the achievement! What's next after having a job?
@picjim (3003)
• India
4 Nov 11
We have,i feel all been through the stage you've mentioned.What i found most difficult was when an interviewer asked me analyze and tell him about a self swot analysis.I was in a positive frame of mind,where i thought all weaknesses could be overcome through effort.So, i just brushed around the weakness part.
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
Your question was a really difficult one. Mine involved this question which I thought my answer failed me. It goes this way...What's your edge among the many applicants vying for this job. I answered the depth and fruit of my experience. But I think what they're looking for are for me to stress my positive characteristics. Sometimes, no offense meant, the interviewers are just so indirect with what they're looking for in you.
@isloooboy (1741)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Nov 11
Well you are absolutely right about education which most of us use as tool but the real education for me is how I understand the subject because without get real understanding education is nothing.
@hexebella (1140)
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
In the Philippines, they make interviews really difficult as if you are taking an oral exam. This was not taught in college and if you are a fresh graduate you would definitely have difficulty. I remember one interview I undergone, I just graduated from college that time. The interviewer asked me "What situations I encountered that tested my tenacity." I was a voracious reader of fictions during my college days but still, it was the first time that I heard the word "tenacity". Hence, I wasn't able to give him the answer. He could have used a simple word "patience". My advice is have the patience to go through all these interviews, once you got the job, work for a maximum of 2 years, then get a job overseas. Here abroad, things are much simpler and practical. Employers will simply ask you what do you know about the job you are applying and there is no age discrimination. My college education has nothing to do with all the jobs I handled and my English skills is something I developed myself and not from my professors in college.
@SIMPLYD (75888)
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
Usually, the interviews would be about the job experiences you have stated in your resume. What are the works that you have done, how it is done and why do you have tor resign from your previous company. Then, they will also ask you, what salary range do you wish to have. You will also be asked, If hired, how do you see yourself here , 5 years from now. Just be yourself and don't lie about anything, because they will have a background investigation once you are hired. Any false declaration will be taken against you and might jeopardize your job.