Not so long ago, I went for a job interview with a company located at Harbour Front. It was the second time I interviewed with the company, the first when I was a fresh graduate. There was the usual written tests and involving verbal and mathematical ability. It was followed by a panel interview of two – a director and the HR Manager.
Since leaving university two years ago, I consider myself a veteran when it comes to interview. For those leaving school soon, you should always do some research about the company you are interviewing with and try to establish connections. This tells the employer that you are interested in working for them.
But more importantly, you should be able to tell them about yourself. You should be able to tell them about your strengths and weakness, why you are here for the interview and how you feel you can contribute to the team. It would be best if you can give examples from your resume and life experiences.
The interview went on smoothly but the director was very keen on breaking me down. He wanted me to keep telling him what the “real” me would think about certain things and situation. He said he did not want me to give him the politically correct answer. The politically correct answers were answers to the questions I earlier raised, that I have rehearsed very often in front of the mirror.