Job Interviews

Common types of interviews and how to handle them

To most people, an interview is an interview. There is nothing more to it. In actual fact, there are various types of interviews that are used by employers. Having a deeper understanding of the various types of interviews, what they are for and how to perform well in them will be key to securing a job offer.


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Get the right look : Dressing for your interview

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected for an interview.” This is it! The opportunity you’ve been waiting for! You scream, pump your arms in the air and then promptly fall to the ground as waves of nausea pass through your body, thanks to the sudden onslaught of stomach butterflies.

What happens next? What do I need to do? What do I need to know? How do I prepare for this interview? What should I wear? These are probably just a few of the many questions that are crashing through your head.

By Tan Su-Fern

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Your first job interview - what to expect

There are few experiences that cause more anxiety and stress than a first job interview, especially when you are fresh out of school. Scary thoughts such as “What if I don’t get any job offers?,” “What if I don’t get the job
I want?,” or “What if I am offered a starting pay less than my friends?” can plague you, causing headaches and many sleepless nights. Here are some pointers on what to expect for your first job interview, and how to prepare for it.

By Cindy Lim

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Phone etiquette: What to do when employers call you

You're chilling at home or at a restaurant with friends, having a good time when suddenly, your mobile rings. It's the human resources manager from your dream company. Do you a) reply, "I'm busy right now. Call back later" b) or say, "hah, what? Speak louder, I can't hear you!" c) in your excitement, you just go blur on the line and say nothing, or worse, d) just hang up on them. Hardly a start to a winning conversation. Then again, if you've practised some good phone etiquette, you could be well on your way to an interview, and more importantly, to that job you want. So, do you have what it takes?

By Joshua Rayan

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Want that job? You must have determination, ambition, confidence & courage

Paper qualifications do not tell if you have the guts or the gumption to take your company's business to a new level. According to recruitment consultants, interviewers are looking for signs of the above qualities. What exactly are they looking for and do you possess these qualities?

By Kelly services

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