Tag Archives: interview

What you should never do at interviews

I saw some thoroughly good advice for job seekers in the local newspapers today. The advice was taken from a book “Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting A Little Crazy Can Get You The Job,” by John B Molidor and Barbara … Continue reading

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Jobless graduates a strain on taxpayers

An online news item in today’s The Malaysian Insider carried an interesting story on the plight of jobless graduates in the country. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Bad work attitudes coupled with poor communication skills topped by unrealistic pay demands … Continue reading

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Why you should ask smart questions at interviews

From The Star newspaper of 22 May 2012, an excellent article by Roshan Thiran. Job seekers would do well to heed the advice here. Ask and you shall receive; turn the tables at interviews by asking smart questions Yippee! You’ve … Continue reading

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Snippets: Do your research

Before you attend any interview — and normally, you should do this days before the interview — do your research and preparation. Try and find out more about the job and the company. What’s the company background and how does it operate? It will boost the opinion of you in the eyes of the employers if you show the enthusiasm to know more of the company you hope to join. Continue reading

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3G mindset

A news story that I read recently in The Daily Ticker suggests that top employers are looking beyond skill sets when considering suitable candidates for employment. It’s not your qualifications and experience that will get you the nod over other … Continue reading

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Snippets: always be within reach

Always be reachable when you are applying for a job. As mobile phones with pre-paid plans have become rather affordable, getting one would be advisable as you can then be contacted wherever you are. Other points of contact that you … Continue reading

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Snippets: a picture is worth a thousand words

The person you are meeting for the first time does not know you. Neither would you know him. Therefore, your initial appearance is usually the first clue that the interviewer has to go by. The key to a good impression … Continue reading

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Right preparation

You may be the smartest candidate short-listed by the company but if you think that the job is already yours for the taking without you having to prepare for the interview, please think again. The silliest thing for any job … Continue reading

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Snippets: first impressions

Job interviewers can usually tell whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the job within the first minute. It’s called the first impression. Your personal appearance, outfit, facial expressions and body language can make or break you. To … Continue reading

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Snippets: making small talk

Many interviewers like to make small talk with a prospective employee to get more of a feel of the temperament and personality that goes beyond responses an interviewer might have rehearsed. While you don’t want to attempt to be buddies … Continue reading

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