Anh Quynh Pham

I'm a sophomore. I want to apply for a part-time job in my dream organization/company but It seems too hard and new to me because I haven't had a real interview before with a big organization like that. I want to know some fundamental questions and recruiters' evaluation criteria. Of course, it depends on many factors such as the job or the company's aim but I think every employer has some same general standards with their candidates. So, if anyone has interviewed or been interviewed before, can you help me specify it? Thanks!

Jan 16, 2016 8:26 AM
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In my view, the stability in your response is very important, and never stress up, always give a logic answer and try to talk slowly and clearly. You don't have to agree with the interviewer's perspective all the time, just give actual reasons for your opinion if you disagree, and always show that you are usually motivated and hopeful to have this job which you have chosen because you are interested in this field . Some times, you shouldn't generalize your response, just talk about your self and refer to your work as one of the most important things in your life. and wish you good luck.

January 16, 2016

If you believe that you would be a good employee for that company, you must show the inerviewer that you are confident that you would do a good job for them.

You need to tell them "I know the duties of the position and I know you will be satisfied with my work."

Once, when I was being interviewed, I told them that "it would be good for the comapny to hire me because I know that they will be satisfied with my work."

Thinking this way and saying something like I suggested will make the interviewer feel confident about hiring you.


Now, here is a link to some common interview questions and best answers:

Good luck Anh Quynh

January 16, 2016

Thank you guys so much! These advice are really helpful!! Thanks again!!!

January 17, 2016

In general, a company wants to get the most out of you without having to put a lot into you. It's not as bad as it sounds-- they just want to maintain or increase their viability. If you could somehow educate yourself about their production, and how you could contribute to it, in a way that does not interfere, or only minimally interferes, with those who are actually making it happen, you would be making progress in the right direction.
As a young person, or young worker, you should show respect for those who have been successfully working awhile. Such people may not have a lot of tolerance for listening to the self-promotion of the new employee, especially if they have little or no work experience. They just want to see you contribute to the work process more than they have to contribute to you to get you up to speed. That is how a new employee should "promote" themselves-- not by talk, but by successful actions that contribute to the work process. As a person from an oriental culture, this will probably be easier for you than if you were from some other cultures. If you actually have some sort of production that went in the direction of the type of work you would be doing that you could "show" rather than just "tell" in the interview, it would put you in a better light, but I would first ask if they wanted to take the time to see it before I brought it out.

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January 17, 2016

Are you a sophomore in high school? Are you a sophomore in college? I will assume you are a college sophomore. 

My work experience has mostly been in work areas where objective results were what was wanted, so any advice I would give would be biased in that direction, but still would be generally true in other areas, I think. I have worked in companies that have different levels of "overhead". You mentioned a "large organization", so they will probably have more overhead, and so more extra "beans" to spend on training a new employee or intern up to the point where they can be productive, then supervising them and possibly correcting them after that point. That is good for your chances of being hired, but regardless of the level of overhead a company has, it is always a good idea to focus on the viability of the work process that you would be involved with from the viewpoint of whatever work role you would assume.

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