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☛ EN Advice Preparing for a Job Interview in Cuba

Discussion in 'Cuba' started by texkourgan, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. texkourgan

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    Hello -

    Have you applied for a job interview in Cuba ? The process of applying for a job can be stressful, especially if you are not familiar with the cultural and professional standards of the country. Have you gotten a job in Cuba ? Please share your experience!

    How should an expat prepare for an interview in Cuba ? What tips and advice can you offer about the process? What happens during the interview? How should you dress? When should you arrive? What should you bring? How long should the interview process take?

    If you are preparing for an interview - what questions do you have?

    Thanks for sharing your experience, advice and questions with the members of EasyExpat!
     
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    Hi texkourgan,

    As you Preparing For Job Interview, remind yourself that interviews go both ways. You want to impress the client with the value you can bring but you are also there to learn and evaluate if this is the right position and company for you.

    A good way to get your resume more time on the recruiter’s desk is to make it easy to read. This means use bullets. Please don’t be afraid of these. They really are easy on the eyes. There is only room for one short paragraph on a resume and that is the objective. This is a very short paragraph that explains what you have done and what you are looking to do. It must match the goal of the job for which you are applying. If you are just posting your resume on job boards, instead of including an objective, add a Professional Profile in its place. This is just a brief synopsis of your career. Your resume is your calling card and sends a message about who you are. If there are spelling errors on it, it’s like finding a hair in your soup. The visual presentation of your resume tells a story about you in just seconds. Is your resume easy to read? Is it simple? If you’ve gone wild with colors, diagrams and graphs, tone it down. Less is more. Most recruiters search vast databases using key words. To figure out the key words a recruiter will use for a certain position, research that position. Find out the key technologies or job interviewing skills required for that position and figure out a way to add them to your resume. When you go on an interview, bring a copy of your resume, the job description and your printed list of at least 20 questions with you. To be a model candidate, have a printed copy of the company’s website page – it’s a visual clue that you are smart, thorough and motivated. When you walk in for an interview, you are already being judged. It might seem like nobody notices you but everyone is checking you out and making an instant assessment. Therefore, smile and be nice. To everyone!

    We’ve all heard that first impressions can last a lifetime. This is especially true in a Job Interviewing Technique. Those first 60 seconds are critical. Stand up straight. Look them in the eye. Shake hands firmly and confidently. SMILE. Thank them for meeting with you. 7% of how we communicate happens with our words? The other 93% is NON-VERBAL. That’s how important body language is.When you are in an interview, pay close attention to the non-verbal message you are sending. Think positively and confidently and your body will communicate those thoughts.

    Here is a very simple methodology to use when answering most interview questions. Describe the SITUATION, explain the ACTION, and give the RESULT. Situation, Action, Result. Most questions can be answered using this methodology. Questions to ask that will actually bring you information are called Open Ended Questions. This means they can’t be answered with either a yes or a no. Instead of asking, “Do you like working here?” you would ask, “What is it you like about working here?”

    Being confident is a state of being. It’s not always easy and sometimes you just gotta act like you’re confident even if you’re not. But confidence inspires trust. And the main goal of an interview is to inspire trust that you can do the job.
     
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