We all have to find employment at some point, whether during school to make ends meet, or after our degrees to make use of the skills we spent the last 4 years investing in. In this process, we have to find the job we hope at least pays “well”, and then go through vast array of applications, interviews, and judgement from people who will allow us to share our knowledge and skills. It can be hard to put yourself out there, especially when you could be rejected for a multitude of reasons, but let me help you with that process by providing some tricks of the HR trade. I have been on both sides of the process, as an candidate and an interviewer, and there are some simple actions you can take to set yourself apart from your peers. I believe that Concordia has some powerful individuals studying within the institution, and we can show that to the world. Let’s begin!
So here are some common questions and how they should be answered in an interview. Note that these would apply both in a retail job or professional, as they are used to learn about you as a person, and not just your skill set:
1. What do you know about our company?
2. So, tell me about yourself?
3. Why are you looking/why did you leave your last job?
These are just a few questions that can be asked by the interviewer, but should start you off on the right foot. Past this, you’ll need to prepare yourself for questions about your experiences, skills and aptitude towards the position you are seeking. The best advice I can provide is that you walk in with a positive attitude, preferably with a portfolio to back you up!
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