The Job Interview

The second step in getting a job is interviewing with a potential employer. The first step was sending your application and after careful review by the company, you are seen as a candidate for the vacant position.

The employer received this information through an advertisement that was referred to by a person or headhunter in the company, or by someone who submitted an application through the company’s website.

Employers always look at your resume first. Given the many people who apply, it usually takes around 30 seconds and therefore with limited number of words, one must ensure that the resume is well written and grammatically correct.

During the interview, most employers want to know more about the individual as the resume only gives some information such as the person’s name, age, address, contact number, social security number, past and present employment.

The employer will likely ask about the experiences, lessons, and accomplishments that one has learned and learned working for another employer. This will usually include how the person handled a position at the company, the challenges of the job, and relationships with coworkers.

Another question would be the relationship between the applicant and the family members. It shows the character how the person interacts with those who are close and who have known the person for a long time.

The employer will usually ask why the person applied to the company and where you would like to be in 5 to 10 years. Long-term questions like this will show whether there is dedication to the job and whether the company can provide something beneficial to both the applicant and the employer.

Companies follow a fixed budget when it comes to hiring qualified personnel, which is why the interviewer will ask how much willingness is required for the job. If what is being asked is too high, the employer will usually ask if the salary is open to negotiation.

After the employer asks the question, the applicant is usually given room to ask questions in return. This is the best time to know a little more about the company one is working in and get the feel of the potential company.

If there are no further questions, the interviewer will end the meeting and call the applicant back if the person has passed the preliminary interview so that the next stage of the application process can begin.

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