Once your cover letter and resume/CV have successfully secured an Asia job interview request for you, it’s time to work on the most challenging part of getting your Asia job i.e. acing that interview. In order to achieve that, apart from researching extensively on the employer by visiting company’s website, reading annual reports and google for company related information, getting ready for all possible interview questions is pivotal. So what are the most common questions (and their recommended answers) posted by employers in Asia?
5 Common Interview Questions in Asia:
- Tell us about yourself?
- What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
- What do you see yourself doing 5 or 10 years from now?
- Why should we hire YOU? What can you do for us that someone else can not?
- Why did you leave your last job?
This is a usually an opening question. Provide a brief introduction of yourself (e.g. education, career history and latest work experience) and a few of your achievements or positive characteristics. But first impression matter, so rehearse until you can deliver it confidently!
Start with strengths that you believe is important to the position that you are applying for as well as the interviewer’s own needs. Then proceed to provide just ONE weakness and remember to keep it brief.
It is an open-ended question which you should connect your answer to personal career goals and involve the position that you are applying for as a prominent part of your 5 or 10 years plan.
Apart from communicating that you have all the necessary skills and experience to excel at the job, highlight that you are unique by linking how your past achievement can help to alleviate the potential employer’s existing problem.
Answer this question frankly but in a positive manner. Be brief and professional in your reply without going into your personal thoughts or feelings. And make sure to emphasize that you left on a good note.
These interview questions and their recommended answers are just a portion of common interview questions posted by employers in Asia. If required, you can consult the ultimate guide to job interview answers that provides exactly what you need to say (with powerful examples) to get hired in Asia.