Hiring characteristically follows interviews, and this stays the case for jobs for new immigrants to Canada
as well. The job scene is competitive, and in order to get that competitive advantage, doing some homework for the interviews comes by as a must.
Let us take a look at some of the common interview questions and suggestions for how one should respond to them:
o Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
This is characteristically the first question often asked at interviews. In response, one has to summarize his career within 2 or 3 minutes. It is preferable if one talks about his prior work experience, a little bit about his education and his skills as well. Numbers of years of experience is another topic that one could speak of.
o Why do you want to work for this company?
It is best to be specific in response to such a question. So one may choose to avoid saying that I came across the opening and since I need a job, I showed up.
Instead, talk about the information you came across when you researched the company online. Then come up with some ways that make you the right kind of a fit for the position. Is it some shared values that unite you with the brand?
A candidate’s enthusiasm must reflect through his voice, and it is preferable to speak highly of the company that one is being interviewed by. Similarly, relevant knowledge, work experience, and education matter as well. As an example, if one is good at customer service, one must express so.
o Why did you leave your last job?
It is best to keep the answer concise, particularly if you were fired. If you are presently working somewhere, tell the interviewer that you would like to move on.
When one does not sound negative, it clears a number of hurdles on the way.