Looking for a job in the latter half of the year? Today, we have Nawassawan Dhientipcharas, Associate Director of Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding at Makro, sharing valuable tips for acing job interviews. We'll cover the most common questions that often stump candidates. With proper preparation, you'll be well-equipped to make a lasting impression.
- "Tell us about yourself." For fresh graduates, keep your introduction concise and easy to understand. Go beyond what's on your resume and showcase your work attitude and relevant experiences. Avoid controversial topics like politics or religion, as well as overly personal details.
- "Why do you think you're suitable for this position?" Highlight your strengths and connect them to the job requirements. Be honest about your relevant work experiences. Avoid exaggerating or claiming skills you haven't mastered. Additionally, research and familiarize yourself with the company beforehand.
- “Why did you leave your previous job?" Be honest but maintain a positive attitude. Focus on your career growth and how the new opportunity aligns with your goals. Avoid speaking negatively about your previous company, as it may reflect poorly on you.
- "What are your strengths?" Share examples of situations where you demonstrated your strengths and problem-solving abilities. Use past experiences to build credibility and show your potential. Be confident in highlighting your advantages without coming across as arrogant. "What is your weakness?" Discuss a weakness that is not critical to the job and emphasize how you have worked to improve it. Show that you have transformed weaknesses into strengths through self-development. This demonstrates your commitment to growth.
- "What is your weakness?” Discuss a weakness that is not critical to the job and emphasize how you have worked to improve it. Show that you have transformed weakness into strengths through self-development. This demonstrates your commitment to growth.
- "How do you handle stress and pressure?" Provide an example of a previous challenging situation and explain how you managed it. Avoid stating that you rarely encounter stress. Instead, show your ability to navigate pressure and problem-solving. This will display your experience and resilience.
- "What are your future goals?" Focus on long-term goals that align with the company and job position. Emphasize your desire for development and growth within the organization. This reassures the interviewer that your goals are in harmony with the company's objectives.
- "What salary range are you expecting?" Refer to your previous salary range, considering the current economic climate. Highlight your past experiences and skills to justify your desired salary. Be open to negotiation, allowing room for discussion based on mutual understanding.
By following these expert tips, you’ll enhance your interview performance and increase your chances od securing your dream job. Good luck!