Job Interview Preparation & Practice
On checkout, there will be a comment box for you to fill out your background and related information, such as your desired field of work, education level, your aspired job position, and any related information. If you want to provide your CV/résumé to help with the practice session, email it to us with your order information (name, order ID, phone number, or email etc) so the tutor may have an understanding of your situation and needs.
The practice will be conducted entirely in English, although the tutor will adjust her/his speaking speed and language to ensure good communication, if that's necessary. Certain technologies (like Skype) also allows texting while talking. In any case, the tutor will do her/his best to help you upgrade your interview English and techniques, so you become confident in your upcoming job search procedures.
Importance of Practice
The interview is one of the most important elements in the job search process. When an employer invites you to an interview, he/she is indicating an interest in bringing you on board. The interview gives both of you the opportunity to exchange enough information to determine if you are a good "fit" for each other. Think of an interview as a highly focused professional conversation. You should use the limited amount of time you have to learn about an employer's needs and discuss the ways you can meet these needs. In many cases, you will interview at least twice before being hired for a position. Once in a brief screening interview and at least once again in a more serious meeting when you may also speak with many of your potential coworkers.
The job interview is a strategic conversation with a purpose. Your goal is to show the employer that you have the skills, background, and ability to do the job and that you can successfully fit into the organization and its culture. The interview is also your opportunity to gather information about the job, the organization, and future career opportunities to figure out if the position and work environment are right for you.
Most employers do not hire people based on merit alone. Personality, confidence, enthusiasm, a positive outlook, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills count heavily in the selection process.
After your cover letter and résumé, the interview is your best opportunity to wow the employer-regardless of your background and experience. To do this, use every possible strategy to develop effective interviewing skills. The best way is to prepare a selective presentation of your background, thoughtful answers to potential interview questions, well-researched questions about the organization, and an effective strategy to market yourself. Also consider your career goals and what the available job offers so that you can discuss both of these topics with employers. Interviewing is a skill that improves and becomes easier with practice.