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What does the employer care about the interview?

What does the employer care about the interview?

In your life, you may have to go through many job interviews. Each interview you need to show different skills depending on the specific job. Of course, interviewing for a job is of course not easy. However, if you know what employers really want, you will be on the right track when giving your answers. Especially when interviewing English teaching jobs in Vietnam.

What every employer is interested in in a candidate:

1 / Education

         Looking for work is like a game with buyers and sellers on the market. You are the seller and the employer is the buyer. To make yourself more attractive to competitors you need to use up all the tools you have in your arsenal.

        If you graduate from a highly regarded university, with excellent academic results or are pursuing a course of study towards a highly specialized position for the position, You should emphasize this at the beginning of your CV. However, if your work history and experience is something you want to emphasize and show off to the employer, you should put this section at the top of the CV, the academic presentation should be at the end – like is an extra reference content.

2 / Experience

English teaching job in Vietnam
Work Experience
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       Makeup 45% of your CV. The employer will pay attention to the experience related to the position and job that you apply for.

        Employers spend more time looking at this section than any other part of your CV. Therefore, in this section, you must provide convincing “evidence” that you are a suitable candidate.

         Why is that? Many of you wonder your education is a matter of employers should pay attention first. But you were wrong. Your work experience is what employers are most concerned about. The reality in books is only a part, more important is the fact that you work, the experience you gain for yourself.

         So you need to pay attention to this part of the content to catch the first eye of the employer impressively!

       This section needs to answer the following questions: Why should the employer choose you, not any other candidate? How can you make a profit for the company? What is unique and outstanding in you? How can you meet their requirements? Recruitment consultants advise you to let them see your stories when reading the section about your history and work experience. Start with your most recent job, followed by other jobs in reverse chronological order.

        Experience and success in recent work need to be invested the most because it is the experience and skills you gain during a work process, it is the biggest factor determining whether you are suitable. With the position they are hiring or not, previous jobs are only worth as a reference.

          Regardless of how you seek to impress your resume, you need to follow one principle: do not lie, lie about your ability, because the employer will be extremely uncomfortable to discover you trying to paint me. To them, it was like a scam and deceitful act. In a recent UK survey conducted by the “Risk Advisory Group”, it was found that 50% of CVs in the UK contained at least one false detail. All these cases, if lucky enough to enter the interview, are more or less discovered by the employer and they take this as a factor to evaluate the “conscience” of the candidate’s career.

3 / Career goals

3% of career goals will direct the employer’s view of you. What do you want from your job and what goals to strive for? These ideas will be captured by the employer in this section. Although it is only 3%, it also shows how you want to strive for at work? Talk about career goals that are short, easy to understand, and complete. It can set specific short-term and long-term goals for employers to visualize more.

4 / Qualifications and skills

       The employer will put your expertise and skills on the balance table at 35%!

           Do not confuse qualifications and qualifications offline!

         A degree is a degree you hold in your hand after graduation. It represents the overall process of your learning. And qualification is what employers need. It shows your expertise and in-depth professional skills. This will be crucial to things related to the job you apply for. You have expertise but no experience will be trained, accumulated. If you do not have the expertise or any skills, it is difficult to make an employer choose you. Because no one wants to spend too much time training. They will find other good, optimal options beyond you.

          This section highlights your advantage as a potential employee. Make it simple for employers to easily identify your talents and be clear about what you can contribute to their company. Employers will look here as an answer to the question: What will they get back when they invest in you.

         If you are not sure what skills this position needs because their job offer provides too little information, look for similar vacancies from other companies. After listing the skills required from similar jobs, find out what skills you can meet. List those skills in clear categories such as skills related to expertise, problem-solving skills, communication skills, cooperation …

5 /Career goals

        9% of the problems you mention desirable in the job will be assessed by the employer. Does this indicate whether you have a progressive will or not? Are there advancements at work or not?

        What you have to say in this section should be most concise and clear about your desires at work. This is also a clever way for you to convey to your employer private messages.

6 / Confidence

          Confidence helps work be solved more effectively. Confidence also makes bosses not afraid to give you jobs. Express your confidence as soon as you answer questions, from speech, behavior, gestures to facial expressions and eyes. A candidate who always looks away when answering a question is definitely not a confident person.

7 / Understand the company

         Let the employer know that you have a good understanding of the job by giving your insights about the company. Before the interview, you should search for information through their website, social media, recent articles, … and anything else you can find to keep an eye on the situation company. You should include this information in the answer to the employer that you really care about the company,  not just applying for a job.