Interview course for a job, promotion or school admission in English in Hong Kong
If you are preparing for a job interview (new or promotion), planning a career change or you are facing a school admissions interview, this course will help you.
The key to succeed on an interview is that you understand the interviewers and what they want exactly and then communicate in a way that they perceive you as someone they want.
Thus, just answering the interviewers' questions will guarantee that you will not get the job or promotion. That is too passive. You need to package your work experience, education, skills and personality traits to the specific requirements of that organisation.
Interview skills and topics
The interview course is subdivided into modules or sub-topics and each focuses on a mind set, a skill set or a technique that are necessary to perform well. You are going to learn and practise the ones that are suitable for your specific situation and result in the fastest improvement. In the case of a job interview here are some of the topics we go through in the lessons and the skills you need to practise (or you do some of them at home):
- Understanding the job description and even memorising it,
- Understanding the job requirements,
- Learning about the company including its culture, products, history, etc.,
- Identifying 3-10 'selling points' that give reasons for the interviewers to hire you and which you need to focus on the interview (and in your CV),
- Formulating interview strategy,
- Writing cover letter, resume / CV,
- Finding examples, evidence, theories, procedures for each relevant interview topics and practising them,
- Presentation skills,
- Negotiation (salary, bonus, annual leave, job duties, working hours etc.),
- Office politics,
- Empathy and compassion,
- Self-control, dealing with anxiety and stress during the interview,
- Managing and using our body to influence the interviewers,
- Improving your English,
- Talking about non-work related subjects,
Features of the job interview course and the tutor's teaching methods
You can practise in the job interview lessons in English until you can present yourself in a confident way, communicate effectively, invoke trust and create an effective professional image.
Besides the English interview practising opportunity and receiving performance evaluation and feedback, you will learn various interview strategies and thinking methods that will improve your presentation.
You will learn how to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. This will improve your presentation throughout the whole interview. You will speak and hold your body more confidently.
Beat your competitors
Preparing well for a job interview is private lesson is a profitable long term investment in your career. It gives you decisive advantage against unprepared candidates whether you are seeking employment or promotion at your company. You may find a job faster and with more salary if you present yourself in a professional way during the job interview.
In our one-to-one job interview workshop I will teach you how to generate more interview opportunities, how to prepare for the interview and how to think and behave when you are there and how to follow up.
You will learn the right mindset when you approach an interview question or task. You are going to learn what to pay attention to and how to think about, what is behind an interview exercise or question - what the interviewers really want and why. You will be trained to be goal oriented, always see the big picture and use successful interview strategies.
Please bring your resume / CV, an application letter (cover letter) and one or more job advertisements for the positions that are similar to the one you want.
Did you know that the word resume is used in American English while CV or Curriculum Vitae in British English?)