25 de Julho de 2019 -

Am I prepared for my job interview?

por Felipe Dib

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 5 Essential People Skills" was written by Dale Carnegie and its goal is to improve your people skills. In other words, to improve your relationships at work and at home.

Today we talk about interviews. As Dale explains "interviews are a recurring experience in every adult's life and it may be for a job, loan, for a competition and so on". You must be prepared for them if you want positive outcomes. 

"Of all the interview tips we could possibly discuss, preparation is the most important word and the most important part of the whole process. With good preparation, everything will go as planned and you will get the result you desire. Without preparation, that result is impossible". Having a scheduled interview is an opportunity we must take advantage of it. But, how?

Do some research so that you know some basic information about the person you will be meeting. If you're interviewing for a job, what kind of company will you be working for? What's its history? Who were its founders? What is its mission statement? How does that statement express itself in the company's way of doing business in the real world? Align your answers with it and improve your preparation.

Dress appropriately for the position you want and stand in front of the mirror at home. Practice. Interview yourself by asking the hardest questions you can imagine! Pay attention to your weak points, body language, knowledge. "Using the same concept as when preparing a résumé, your appearance will play a key role in presenting a good image of yourself". How will you be dressed for your interview? Comment here and see you next class!

1. "___" is the most important word for a ___.

2. You should do some ___ about the ___ you'll be meeting.

3. Dib says you ___ study about ___.

4. Pay attention to your ___ so you can ___ them for the ___.

5. Your appearance ___ when you're looking for a job.

6. If you're in doubt about how to ___, be more ___.

7. Get to know the ___ your interview.

8. Dib asks you to say ___ you want to ___.

9. Your ___ help your performance during your interview.

10. Next class we'll talk about how to act ___.