行行出狀元 求職錦囊

面試貼士

不同的行業、不同的機構、不同的職位,以及不同的工作性質,對求職者都會有不同的要求。針對不同的需要,僱主會採用各種的面試形式,測試求職者的能力。

性格測試

personality test

要聘請合適的員工,除了知識和技能要跟職位所要求的能力相符外,員工的性格是否適合某類型的工作性質也十分重要。有些企業在面試前,讓求職者參與性格測試,以此篩選出一些合適的人選。

  • 坦白作答。即使你因「造」答案而獲取該職位,有些求職者其後會發現自己其實並不適合,工作並不開心。
  • 不要沒有耐性。通常這類的測試會較長,例如有超過50條選擇題,需要花一些時間完成。

個人面試:多位考官

interview by group

大多數的面試都是一位考官考核一位求職者,不過也有一些大企業安排多個部門的管理層,於同一時間考核同一位求職者。這樣可以節省時間,也可以測試一下考生是否有能力和技巧去面對不同工作範疇的人,以及能夠面對多少壓力。

  • 要跟所有考官保持眼神接觸,尤其是正在發問問題那位
  • 若一位考官的問題跟另一位所問的一樣,仍要再作答一次
  • 切勿緊張
  • 當回答問題時,你會發現所有考官都會望著你,不要感到尷尬而低下頭

小組面試

group interview

在小組面試中,通常會有三位或以上的求職者同時被考核。僱主的目的是要找出求職者的領導能力、溝通和語言技巧,以及合作性。

  • 即使你對問題不熟悉,也應嘗試作答
  • 有需要的話,可以回應其他求職者的意見
  • 不要太被動和沉默
  • 不要控制整個討論,而不讓其他人表達意見
  • 不要與其他求職者爭辯,企圖否定對方的意見
  • 表達意見時不必太大聲

筆試

pencil

現今不只應徵記者或公關才需要接受筆試,大部分工作都需要有一定程度的寫作能力,因為這是溝通方式的一種。僱主通常要求考生撰寫信件或對某個題目發表意見,也有中英、英中或其他語文的翻譯。僱主希望用筆試測試求職者的語文能力、邏輯思維、溝通技巧,以及在特定範疇的知識。

  • 文章要有引言、正文和總結
  • 寫辯論性文章時要有立場,並以理據支持你的論點
  • 不要太長或太短
  • 若非與該行業有關,不要用難明的術語

香港是個國際都市,很多行業或職位都需要求職者的英文達到一定的水平。因此,現今的面試多會測試求職者的英語對答能力。在此我們列出僱主最常問的十個問題,讓你作為參考。我們建議你把個人的感受或經歷加入答案中,不要將以下的模擬答案一模一樣背誦出來。

 
interview in progress
 

Briefly describe what you have done and achieved in your university life. The answer should be able to show your passion towards the position you are applying for or the industry you would like to devote to.

It is good to share your working or internship experience with the interviewer. Focus on your major responsibilities and your achievements.

Suggested by: Signory Sham, Personnel Manager, Royal Plaza Hotel

It is always important to make it sound interesting to the employer. Therefore it is unnecessary to share every bit of detail on each stage. Briefly share your education and working background which was already clearly stated in your resume, then take this chance to highlight your skill-set and character from the “storyline” you mentioned. It is definitely credits gaining if you are sharing the “points” that are relevant to the post.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

This is the ice-breaker of the interview world, and it’s always a challenge to answer because it’s so broad. The best approach is to narrow the scope of the question by focusing on those aspects of your academics and experience that make you qualified for the position. From there, you can talk about your interest in this particular job and company.

Suggested by: Robert Half

有些人認為此問題只是開場白,並不會影響到面試的結果。其實重點是要將個人的學術背景及經歷連繫到面試的職位上。

The requirement of this job seems to match quite a lot with my profile. Thus, I have confidence that I can fit in the position within a short time and make contribution to it. Besides, I spent some time understanding your company, and I find it is a good place to work in terms of your corporate culture, management style, diversification of businesses, staff development, career prospect, etc. I am looking for a career in a company which cultivates a learning culture and provides a long-term development for its staff members.

Last but not least, I know your corporation stresses on upholding trust and commitment between the employees and the company to build up a motivated and committed work force. I should be very happy to be part of your productive team.

Suggested by: Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd

I applied for this position because I find my profile and previous part-time job working experience match well with the job requirements, and I am very much interested in the job nature. I am confident that I can make a contribution to your company. In addition to my capability, when conducting research to review your company background, I found your company a suitable workplace for me to grow. It is your company culture, good reputation, and career prospects that motivate me to apply for and be part of your team.

Suggested by: Lancy Chui, Regional Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Greater China Region

此問題的真正目的是想知道你是否了解該職位的職責,以及你如何能夠將所學的貢獻給該公司。因此,你要盡量將過往所學到的技巧連繫到申請職位。

I understand that your company is the leader / top xxx / well-known in the industry / xxx field. From the company web site, I know that your company has operation in xx countries / xx branches in Hong Kong and with xxx staff.

With the vision / mission / value to xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, it makes your company a success in winning xxx awards for xx consecutive years/ xx times in xxxxxxxxx.

As I evaluate xxxxxxx [pls briefly describe your mindset / personality / work style] a good match to your company in terms of xxxxxxxx, I feel that I am the right candidate for your company.

Suggested by: Cindy Lui, HR Manager, Hong Thai Travel Services Ltd

An appropriate company research is essential for your selection of the best-fit company. For well established companies, they usually have a comprehensive web site which contains all the general information you need to know about a company. If your target is a retailer, you may visit its shops as a client and observe its shop ambiance, staff attitude and products. Usually you will meet smiling faces in a company that cares about its staff members.

Suggested by: Dr. Ngan Lei Tjen, HR Director, Giordano Ltd

僱主希望知道求職者的誠意以及其對工作著眼的地方,因此你可以舉例說明你對該公司最深刻的印象,以及為何你認為自己適合該公司。你可以參考該公司的網站、產品、公司年報、新聞稿等等。

Rewards during your career can come in many forms, from financial to personal development. The most important ones in terms of your career development, and those you want to emphasise when asked this question in an interview, come in the form of personal satisfaction, the sense of achievement and career development. So rather than answering this question by focusing on financial rewards, such as bonuses or an annual salary increase, instead focus on non-financial rewards that will ultimately advance your career and ensure the company gains a valuable employee. These include career progression, the provision of new challenges when you prove yourself, the opportunity for training and development and the influence of strong management or a mentor. This will show you are motivated to develop your career rather than solely motivated by money. Besides which, achieving milestones along the way can add to a personal sense of satisfaction which in itself is very rewarding.

Suggested by: Hays Hong Kong

Job satisfaction, responsibilities and autonomy are the three most important rewards and drivers for my career development. Those three factors will definitely fuel me with motivation and pushing my working performance over the top.

Suggested by: Annie Cheung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limited

此答案會告知僱主你是短視或是有長遠目標的人,金錢雖然重要,但不應該是你工作的唯一目標。你應該告訴僱主,學習機會、工作滿足感以及職業發展的機會才是你最希望得到的報酬。

The answer should be relevant with your career aspiration and the future direction of the company you are interviewing with. It must be realistic and achievable. You should also tell the interviewer how you can achieve it.

Suggested by: Signory Sham, Personnel Manager, Royal Plaza Hotel

The job you apply for is likely an entry-level position. In three to five years, you will probably be promoted once or twice to a relatively senior position. You can say “In five years, I expect that I will hold more responsibilities and be promoted to a senior position. I understand that I have to work exceptionally hard to fight for a promotion and it is what I am ready to do.” emphasise to the employer that you are up to any hard work and challenges and want to learn about the job and organization. Having a healthy level of ambition is a good thing.

Suggested by: Robert Half

This actually depends on the scale of the company and the team. If it is a sizeable company, you can expect career growth in the company, i.e. promotion. If the team is rather small, you can envision your job scope to be expanded in the future. emphasise that you are determined to pay efforts in achieving these goals.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

你要表現出適當程度的野心,因為這代表你比其他人較願意付出更大的努力。但對自己的期望必需要是有可能達到的,不切實際的期望只會令僱主覺得你好高騖遠。

When asked how your education has helped you prepare for your job you need to draw on specific examples that demonstrate qualities relevant to the job. For example, if problem solving is critical to the job, you could refer to a difficult assignment and the problem solving skills you consequently used to tackle the assignment. Or if a can-do attitude is required, you could discuss how you prepared for your final exams and the discipline that this has taught you. Other examples of working to deadlines, under pressure and your commitment are also aspects of your education that can be translated into the workplace.

You should also refer to the technical knowledge that you have gained through your education, how this will help you in the role that you are applying for and what you have learnt that will assist the firm that you are joining.

Suggested by: Hays Hong Kong

Display transferable skills that you have gained during your studies at university such as communication skills learnt in doing group projects, ability to meet tight deadlines as a result of handing in numerous university assignments on time, and presentation skills gained through the many tutorial presentations. In addition, you can mention those technical skills learnt such as computer knowledge and shorthand, which may be required in the job you are applying for.

Suggested by: jobsDB Hong Kong

你可以列出你學到的軟性技巧,包括準時遞交功課、與同學的溝通技巧等,更可以用例子說明在功課上遇到最大的難題,以及你怎樣解決問題。另一方面,你可以告知僱主所學的專門知識,例如使用電腦及軟件的技巧。

The best way to respond is to describe the qualifications listed in the job posting, then connect them to your skills and experience. That way, the employer will see that you know about the job you’re interviewing for and that you have the qualifications necessary to do the job.

For example, if you are interviewing for an accounting job where you would be responsible for monthly closing, preparation of various management reports, year-end audit / tax reporting, payment processing, auditing staff claims and expenses control, you will want to discuss how you were highly capable for these functions in your past positions / professional studies. Professional qualifications (such as ACCA) that you have obtained could also give your potential employer a benchmark of your standard.

Suggested by: ACCA Hong Kong

Most interviewers are looking for a direct link between your academic achievements and the job they have open. This is your chance to highlight your skills and talk about specifics, including the courses you have taken and awards you have received. Make sure you aren’t general in your answers. Tell the interviewer how your academic qualifications have prepared you for the current position you’re seeking.

Suggested by: Robert Half

先記下該工作的要求及職責,同時預先將個人的相關學歷和經驗與職位的要求配合。此舉能表現出你清楚該工作的職能,並且有所需的資格以勝任該職位。

When asked this question, you should highlight skills you are good at that also demonstrate a competency relevant to the job applied for, such as report writing, time keeping or your ability to get things done on time. The job advertisement will give you information on the skills required for the position, so focus on these areas by using examples that demonstrate these skills.

With weaknesses it’s important to highlight things that you have found difficult but that you can turn into a positive example. For example, you are very thorough which can take time, but you’ve also found this means the quality of your work is always high.

Suggested by: Hays Hong Kong

One of my greatest strengths is good analytical skill and focus. This has always helped me to set goals and determine to achieve them. However, sometimes, for perfection, I will get plunged into problems/ details and rather overlook the whole big picture. So, in order to avoid this from happening, I always remind myself to detach, whenever tackling any intricate problems, and strike balance between the overall task and specific details.

Suggested by: Annie Cheung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limited

當你被問到此問題,你必須將自己的長處配對到該職位所需的技巧之上,同時提供實際的例子去證明。至於弱項,你可以提及一些有改進空間的地方,例如電腦技巧﹔另一方面,你可以展示另一面的長處,如做事太仔細,以致需要多一點時間完成工作。

Candidates are always encouraged to visit the company’s website to find out more about the company before the interview. Jot down notes or comments that you have. At the interview when you are asked to give comments, be specific and positive. Take the opportunity to show the interviewer how much you know about the industry and especially the company itself.

Suggested by: Robert Half

It is a must to study the company’s website especially if the company has a fully established one. Try to highlight the outstanding parts of the website and show your appreciation. It is also good to be honest to point out the parts that require improvements and do make some appropriate suggestions. Do not give negative comments if you are unsure of it. It is necessary to take notes when you study the corporate website. Good preparation pays off.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

現今大多數人都能夠接觸到互聯網,所以僱主都會期望你在面試前,到其公司的網站瀏覽一下,以便多了解機構的文化、產品及服務等等。你可以從網頁的界面及內容上給予建議。

It would be unwise to use salary and fringe benefits as your criteria in choosing a job. It would be more appropriate to use job nature, interest and career development as your criteria. For example, “Interest and career development are two of my criteria in choosing a job”.

Interest can motivate a person to do the best. If I am interested in a job, I will definitely devote all my time in getting my job done. I will figure out different solutions when encountering difficulties. Moreover, high job satisfaction can be attained when the job is what I am interested in and long for.

Career development in a company is a key criterion for me in choosing a job. As I am dedicated to develop in the Marketing and PR industry, I really hope that a company can provide equal career advancement for all staff. I am confident that with my academic background and working experience in serving different multinational advertising companies in the past, I could be promoted to a higher position to take up more responsibilities in two years’ time.

Suggested by: Informatics Education (HK) Limited

Never place salary and benefits as your first priority in choosing a job. You need to show your employer that you are determined to be stable, anticipating career development and to have solid contribution to the company in the long run. It would sound better to tell them your interest, skill-set and career prospects come as priority when considering the post. Employers would like to hire candidates with broader mind-set and readiness to excel.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

你可以向僱主表示,你選擇工作時較注重學習機會及長遠的職業發展。若你只著眼於金錢,只會令僱主覺得你眼光太短淺。

很多僱主都會在面試的過程中對求職者發問一些很難回答的問題,有些問題甚至會令求職者覺得難堪,其實僱主是想知道你面對困難時的反應及應變方法。你只要如實作答,同時不忘把配合該工作要求的經驗及技巧告訴對方,多難的問題都不會對你構成威脅。我們為你精選了十個最難回答的面試問題,讓你能夠準備好自己,找一份稱心的工作。

 
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Due to the financial difficulty of my family, I had to spend most of the time to take up part-time and private tutor jobs to support all my studying expenses including school fee, buying reference books, traveling cost, daily expenses, etc.

Therefore, lesser time was spent on my study that led to an average result. However, I am proud to be able to complete the whole course of study independently as well as support my family to some extent.

Suggested by: Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd

I quite enjoy both studies and spending time on volunteer work; and I would see myself as a good team builder who is fond of meeting different people, and good at coordinating projects. I’ve participated in a few extra-curricular activities & volunteer work during my school life to enhance my communications skills and leadership skills and perhaps did not get a good balance between studies and extra-curricular activities.

Suggested by: Lancy Chui, Regional Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Greater China Region

你要為自己解釋一下沒有考取更好成績的原因,這可以是由於兼職或參與了很多其他的志願工作等,但千萬別表示你是由於懶惰而沒有考獲好成績。

If you do not have any summer job experience, it would be better for you to refer to any internship programme, exchange programme or voluntary work you have participated during your university life. You may answer like this: “The main reason is that I would like to participate in more extra-curricular activities during my school time. Experience could also be gained through participating in different kinds of activities, not restricted to summer jobs. In the previous summer, I participated in voluntary work organized by our University’s Social Science Club. This voluntary work was co-organized by our Social Science Club and a Rehabilitation Centre. I was responsible for accompanying teenagers and their families to go hiking on the event date. I do think that this was an invaluable experience for me. My communication and organization skills were enhanced as a result. I am confident that I will be able to take up the work required by this position.”

Suggested by: Informatics Education (HK) Limited

It’s always advantageous to refer to any paid work that you have taken in the summer, and the skills and experience you attained as a result that are relevant to the vacancy applied for. However if you have not undertaken any summer jobs, then you need to draw on experiences gained during your time at university, such as cultural trips you may have taken or any voluntary work completed, from being on a university council or debating team, to tutoring students from lower years or assisting with social activities. Any experience such as these gained at university can be used to demonstrate your skills, and you should emphasise them at this point to bring the focus back to the abilities you have that you would bring to the role.

Suggested by: Hays Hong Kong

你可以列出於暑假期間參與的活動,同時詳加說明所學到的技巧,並將之連繫到該職位之上。

In resumes, cover letters, and during interviews, you should always portray your skills as applicable to the job you seek. However, if you are changing careers, or you are a college student or other entry-level job seeker without much experience, one of the most important concepts you will ever encounter in the job hunting process is that of transferable job skills.What are transferable skills? Simply put, they are skills you have acquired during any activity in your life, like jobs, classes, projects, hobbies, sports, virtually anything that are transferable and applicable to what you have to do in your job. Besides, try to mention what you have done to further your experience, for example, by summer jobs and continuous studies.

Employers nowadays are looking for all-rounded employees, especially for accounting and finance industry. Your strength in language skills, presentation skills, positive work attitude and broad range of knowledge could also help you differentiate yourself from others.

Suggested by: ACCA Hong Kong

In competing with experienced candidates, you have to emphasise the specific attributes that fresh graduate possesses. Tell your potential employer, as a fresh graduate, you will not be hindered by frames of reference gained from past experience. You are open to learn in their way of working and easy to fit into their culture. You can also bring new ideas, energy and passion to the job while will not expect as much rewards as the experienced candidates do. Furthermore, quote some skills or experience acquired from university projects or internships that prepare you most for the job and state your enthusiasm in working for their company.

Suggested by: Flora Kwong, Senior HR Manager, NEC Hong Kong Limited

要得到一份工作,有相關的工作經驗通常會較有優勢,但軟性技巧如溝通能力和正面的工作態度亦是僱主非常重視的特質。你也可以強調畢業生的其他好處,就是可以將新思維帶入公司,報酬方面亦較有經驗的求職者低。

Do not focus on monetary rewards. As a fresh graduate, you should look for an opportunity in which you can learn and develop your career. Try to point out the differences between the two companies even though they are of equal ranking. The differences may be in terms of their training and development system and future expansion strategies.

Suggested by: Signory Sham, Personnel Manager, Royal Plaza Hotel

Focus on providing reasons why you would choose the company, to show your sincerity in applying for the position and share with the interviewer your expectation on career prospects. As a less experienced candidate or fresh graduate, do not be too aggressive. Depending on what position you are applying for, set a longer period (3 to 5 years) for career growth in general. For sales related position, you can set a shorter period like 1.5 to 2 years. As it takes time to accumulate all-rounded skill-set within the company, having a practical and humble attitude would definitely help. Unless you have full/solid knowledge of its competitor, it would be better not to share too many reasons on why you are not joining the company’s competitor.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

I will choose a job with a company that will provide me opportunities to develop my career, and a job that allows me to utilise my skills and experience. Having learnt about your company and this job, I am very interested in such opportunity.

Suggested by: Rosemary Leung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limitedand Director of Templar International Consultants

這問題是測試你的誠意,當然你更可以在回答時表達你對兩間公司的認識,並作出比較,但不建議選擇面試公司的競爭對手。

Since I just graduated from the college and I do not have much work experience, I will not expect too much but I do hope that your company would consider offering me the market rate as starting that is fair to both parties. If my performance is up to your satisfaction, I would also like to have salary review after probation as a gesture to recognize my effort.

Suggested by: Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd

Generally, it’s better to postpone discussions about salary until you have a thorough understanding of the job responsibilities and what the employer is willing to pay. But in case it does come up early in the interview process, be sure you know your monetary requirements and market value. Your perceived “value” is generally the basis of most companies’ salary decisions. It is suggested to find out the average starting salary of an entry level position from an advisor at your university’s Career Centre or from your friends who work in a similar industry.

Suggested by: Robert Half

回答此題目的最基本技巧是,你要知道該職位在市場上的平均薪酬,因此,建議你上jobsDB查閱最新的薪酬調查報告,或者詢問從事該行業的朋友。

Do not focus on monetary rewards. The answer should focus on your career development. Try to point out the differences between the two companies in terms of their training system, the future strategies and development and how you could achieve your career aspiration.

Suggested by: Signory Sham, Personnel Manager, Royal Plaza Hotel

Tell the employer that after you had taken up the last job, you found that it did not offer development opportunities that meet your career goal, and your decision to look for another job was a result of careful and serious consideration. Then you can mention that you know the company can provide good career development prospects for employees.

Suggested by: jobsDB Hong Kong

There must be a solid reason for you to resign. Be honest with the employer but use positive wordings and be brief in explaining your reason for leaving. One good reason is enough and sticks to it. You do not need to share too much on the background story. Otherwise you will be easily trapped by another tricky question that follows. Do emphasise that you are prepared to be stable/loyal for the next potential opportunity, to ease the worries of the employer.

Suggested by: Faro Recruitment

千萬不要數落前公司,因為無論你的理據有多強,僱主都只會覺得你不夠落落大方。你可以將前一份工作與現時申請的職位在工作性質上作比較,亦可以指出兩者在在職培訓、職業發展上的分別,以及為何認為此職位對你更為合適。

The key is to point out laterally about the extra benefits you could bring to the company, from the experience learned through the period when you are out of work. An example is: “I have prepared myself to transition into the work force through real-world experience involving travel abroad, internship, and entrepreneurial opportunities (give examples). As you can see from my academic, extra-curricular, and experiential background, I have proved myself to be fully competent to take up the job.”

If you have graduated for not more than 3 months, here is another example: “After I have graduated, I took the opportunity to examine my career goals and where I was going with my life (what exactly you have done). I have just begun my job hunting in the last few weeks. I have a definite goal in mind (name it) and have been selective about the positions I consider. Your company and this position are of great interest to me because (give reasons).”

Suggested by: ACCA Hong Kong

I have applied for positions from sizable corporations that I’m interested in. I’ve been granted some interview opportunities, and I am now waiting for the right opportunity. I would prefer to take the right opportunity, rather than taking the job which comes first.

Suggested by: Lancy Chui, Regional Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Greater China Region

向僱主表達出你的認真態度,你希望找到一份真正合適自己興趣和能力的工作,而不是隨意找一份工作去做。

Surely, I will share my viewpoints with my boss even mine is different from his or hers. However the way to express my viewpoint is a skill that I have to learn as I am suggested that it is an art in the workplace. I am pretty sure that no company would like to have “yes man”. Employees are valuable assets to a company because they are distinctive in terms of having different characters and viewpoints. Although different people have different viewpoints, I do think that one should express his or her views and propose suitable solutions and suggestions to his or her supervisor. In spite of my different viewpoints from my boss, maybe my suggestions are useful and could be adopted in the future. Different standpoints from staff members are really advantageous to the growth of a company.

Suggested by: Informatics Education (HK) Limited

I will first listen to the alternative viewpoints from my boss and evaluate the pros and cons of my views relative to the alternative. Then I will express my viewpoint and discuss the differences from my point of view and the possible outcomes of adopting my approach. But of course, in the end, I shall respect my Manager’s decisions.

Suggested by: Rosemary Leung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limitedand Director of Templar International Consultants

重點是要表達出你既是個有主見的人,而且你也有良好的溝通技巧,能夠向上司解釋和討論你們之間的不同意見。

This question implies that the position that you apply for might be stressful and the employer is looking for someone who can handle pressure well. You should provide a good and positive answer. Remember that many people who excel in their career are those who can handle stress well. Your answer could be “I see pressure as a motivation and it is satisfying when my 200% effort pays off. Prioritising my projects is also my way to manage stress.” You can also mention your hobbies and something that you do for leisure to de-stress yourself.

Suggested by: Robert Half

This question tests not only your ability to work under pressure, but also your attitude in working. You have to demonstrate a positive attitude by saying that some pressure can indeed help getting tasks accomplished. On the other hand, instead of showing you are a “superman” with an ability to survive in intense work pressure all the time, tell the employer in real situations how you set priorities when facing tight deadlines for numerous university assignments and exams in the past.

Suggested by: jobsDB Hong Kong

I enjoy working in a challenging environment and good stress could actually motivate me. And in handling pressure, I will get a clear idea of what needs to be done and prioritise my responsibilities, and by getting things done in a piecemeal way, which has helped me effectively manage pressure on the job.

Suggested by: Rosemary Leung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limitedand Director of Templar International Consultants

僱主是要知道你是否一個能承受壓力的人。你要給對方正面的答案,例如你是如何面對和處理壓力,並且視壓力為工作上的動力。

Be honest with your weaknesses. Although you may be able to cover it up during the interview, they will be spotted by your employer within the probation. Remember that an interview is a two-way opportunity for you and the company to confirm your personality-job fit. Being aware of your weakness is a good start, but to impress the interviewer, it’s better to tell him/her how you improve the weakness with determination and persistency.

Suggested by: Dr. Ngan Lei Tjen, HR Director, Giordano Ltd

I think I have room to improve in the area of xxxxxxx.

In fact, for these years, I have taken proactive steps to overcome it. For example, I have xxxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxxx.

As mentioned by my boss / lecturer / classmates in my last summer job / internship / semester, I have significant/slight improvement already. S/he or they advised me that for further advancement, I can xxxxxxxxxx. Therefore, I will take the advice and make adjustment accordingly.

Suggested by: Cindy Lui, HR Manager, Hong Thai Travel Services Ltd

My weakness is that I am impatient, sometimes my impatience may give other pressures. However, having recognised my weakness, I am improving by understanding others’ pace and difficulties. At the same time, my being impatience is in fact helping me to be more efficient.

Suggested by: Rosemary Leung, Branch Manager of Adecco Personnel Limitedand Director of Templar International Consultants

回答這個問題時,謹記要坦白,但要讓僱主知道這個缺點並不是個無可挽回的缺點,並且你正在改善中。

面試到了尾聲,就是求職者發問的時間。問題問得好,能夠表現你對該職位或企業的興趣,也可以再一次讓僱主留意你的強項和才能,從而加深對你的印象。哪些問題能夠做到以上各點呢?

關於申請的職位:

  • 該職位所屬的部門有多少員工?
  • 該職位的員工需要向哪位上司或哪個部門負責?
  • 這個職位的具體工作範圍和詳細職責是甚麼?
  • 在過去三年,有多少該職位的員工已獲得晉升?

關於企業:

  • 貴公司在未來五年有甚麼重要的發展計劃?
  • 這間公司的文化和管理方式是怎樣的?
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  • 面試開始前先跟考官打招呼和握手
  • 回答問題時要跟對方保持眼神接觸
  • 保持微笑
  • 說話的速度要適中
  • 如果對考官的問題不熟悉,應坦白告訴對方
  • 當完成面試,離開前,要多謝考官

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  • 面試時必須關掉手提電話
  • 不要滔滔不絕,講個不停
  • 不要只答是或否而不加以解釋
  • 不要有太多手勢
  • 切勿虛構或誇大你的技能
  • 不要向考官提問私人問題

你可能認為完成面試便完滿結束了整個求職過程。其實,大部分求職者都忽略了一個重要的環節,就是致謝函。寫信多謝考官不但可以加強表達你申請這個職位的誠意,更可以給你多一個機會,補充有用的資料給僱主。

 
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不少人在面試前準備充足,卻因臨場緊張而腦袋突然一片空白,影響面試表現。面試前的準備固然重要,但要戰勝緊張的情緒,你也要有充足的思想準備及注意以下細節:

用平常心面對

即使你很想在某公司工作,也不應對面試抱必勝的心態。因為太計較得失,反而加重心理壓力而導致緊張。嘗試以平常心去面對,讓自己保持輕鬆的心情。沒有人對任何事都有十足把握,即使有錯失,也應視為激勵自己改進的機會。

反覆練習

緊張可能是自信心不足的表現,因此面試前應預備一些面試官可能會問的問題,把答案寫在紙上,然後在家中不斷練習。熟記重點之後,試試不望著答案,自己再說幾遍。經過反覆練習,說話自然會更流暢。

深呼吸減輕焦慮

深呼吸是消除緊張最普遍的方法,如面試前出現緊張情緒,應慢慢的「呼」、「吸」,平靜自己,排除焦慮不安的感覺。

說話速度要適中

如你常因緊張而不自覺地越說越快,你便應該放慢說話的速度,逐字逐句清晰地表達你的意見。最重要是開始面試時提醒自己慢慢的說,因為說得太快容易打亂思緒,一旦掌握了說話節奏,自然能從容回答其他問題。

注意眼神交流

許多人在緊張時都會目光呆滯,眼睛不敢正視面試官。記住,眼神的接觸很重要,是自信心的表現。你不必盯著提問者,只要望向對方的額頭便可以。有了目光的交流,才能予人誠懇的感覺,面試官如對你有良好的初步印象,你也會輕鬆得多。

 

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當你參加面試,在未開始回答問題之前,你的衣著和儀容會影響僱主對你的第一印象。雖然不同的行業對衣著會有不同的要求,整齊清潔的外觀毫無疑問能夠提升僱主對你的評分。整體而言,究竟穿著甚麼參加面試才是合適呢?

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