Tips for a successful interview
Many students consider job interviews as torture and something that lasts longer than it does. While there are students who are naturally positive and think that they can successfully take on a job interview through sheer willpower and confidence, there are essential points that should always be kept in mind to really prepare yourself. I’ve categorized and isolated the tips to fit different fields I’ve noticed are the most sought after nowadays.
Call center interview tips
The first and very important requirement in a call center job is the ability to communicate with people properly. If you don’t think you can handle being in constant, and often unpleasant conversation with other people you don’t know, you should reconsider your attempt.
Prepare yourself with the interview by practicing a speech or an English text in front of a mirror. Not only does it help you concentrate, it also shows you how you look when you speak. Sometimes, you may feel you’re confident, but all the interviewer sees in you is the twitch if your eye that shows how nervous you really are.
Another thing to remember when applying for a call center job is wit. Interviewers in call center agencies have a lot on their plate, and have a lot of applicants coming in for interview. If you don’t make a good impression, or you don’t answer a question properly, you won’t be remembered and your application will get buried by people whose charisma and wit outshone you.
Flight attendant interview tips
Being a flight attendant seems to becoming more and more popular these days. It’s true that being a flight attendant has a lot of long-term perks and benefits, that’s why it’s not easy getting accepted in airlines or even passing an interview.
In a flight attendant interview, questions will be situational. You have to think quickly and answer the questions sincerely. Answering questions like you’re I a beauty pageant is not going to help, and as safe and sincere as it sounds, “world peac” is not a valid answer if you’re to be asked what you want to attain in a matter of five years.
Appearance also plays a big role in a flight attendant interview. If you’re scheduled for an interview, make sure that you look good, had a good night’s sleep, and you are clean all over. Wear presentable clothes. Avoid being overdressed or under-dressed. Usually a crisp and clean office shirt and some black slacks are perfect for any kind of interview. Wear light makeup. Don’t try to be impressive by wearing heavy makeup because it will not get you the job.
Teacher interview tips
In a teacher interview, a teaching demo usually precedes or follows it. So before you head out for an interview, make sure you are ready with your lesson plan and all your visual aids. You should also be ready to answer things like how much salary are you willing to accept (especially if it’s going to be your first year teaching) and of course the classic strengths and weaknesses.
The most common issue new teachers have faced is when they are offered a level they are not comfortable teaching. Like a high school teacher being offered a job in grade one. Or an elementary teacher being offered to teach kindergarten. Usually, there rises a question of credibility and competence, and some fresh grads are confused about what to do.
If this happens to you, remember this. If you are asked to teach in a lower level compared to your expertise, it’s acceptable. But having the other way around where you will be asked a more advanced subject than what you have been trained to teach is an absolute no-no, even if you think you can handle it. It’s a very risky move, and not only are you going to jeopardize your reputation as a teacher, you’re also going to risk your students’ education.
Of course the course of a job interview varies depending on the field you’e applying for, but the common ground in all of these and the most important job interview tip I can give you, whether you’re applying for a call center job, a flight attendant, job, teaching job, or whatever, is to prepare for it. Know everything and do everything you should, because it’s the only way you’re going to have a better shot at acing a job interview.