Job Interview Skills

Job interview skills for international professionals

It’s a different world

Let’s be honest. Nowadays you can fail a job interview simply for not asking the right questions. And many qualified international candidates don’t do the necessary research. In the US, the job search culture is demanding and different from in your country.

Did you know that 70% of US employers evaluate a candidate’s LinkedIn profile first? That doesn’t happen elsewhere.

What I offer is 1-1 sessions developing and fine-tuning your “American” job search and job interview skills. And your self-presentation (all important in the individualist US!)

I can give you the American job strategies you need to land the job you want.

Listen to what one client said: “Before Kevin’s sessions, I had no idea how to pass an American job interview. He showed me how to answer the difficult questions, do small talk with the interviewer, and how to match my background to the job. He also taught me what to do if I get stuck! I already have had two offers in my VFX field.” (Ian from Taiwan)

Requirements to pass the interview

Just having a good technical background isn’t enough.  Your American job interview skills have to be dialed in. And customized for each company and each role.

Learn how to prove you’re the perfect match for the role. And do it with passion and the research to back up your claims.

Nowadays, international job seekers have to:

  • Show passion and align with the role and company mission.
  • Differentiate yourself.
  • Craft an elevator pitch.
  • Answer the common questions correctly.
  • Be confident.
  • ASK the right questions to raise your value with the interviewer.
  • Be good at small talk.
  • Use job post requirements to supercharge your resume, cover letter, and interview responses.
  • Negotiate for salary, benefits, vacation days, continuing education, etc.
  • Use LinkedIn networking to connect, promote yourself in your industry, and find more opportunities.
Confidence and “know how”

Here’s why most people fail the interview: https://careersidekick.com/why-people-fail-interviews/

And here are some common interview questions:https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/common-interview-questions/

Having confidence and interview “know-how” are critical to your success. Without them, your future in the US could be in doubt.

If you don’t feel 100% confident in your job interview skills, contact me now!

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