Nervous for your first interview? Worried that you can’t get a scholarship?
Well here are a few tips that I can share with you on how to go through your interview- as easy as cheesecake!
Here, I’ll explain what type of interviews are being held out there- and tips on how to go through them, with style!
Important Tips : Be friendly. Stand out as a nice person, NOT as an arrogant person. Answer the questions, and when your friends are talking, look at them and try to add on a response. Take turns, and also appreciate others talking. So you still give your idea, and still become nice!
Important Tips: Don’t try to stress yourself out on winning, or getting your point across. (though it’s bonus marks). Because when your too stressed out, you’ll look like you can’t handle pressure and are very sloppy.
Single One-To-One Interviews
They Will Ask You Two Types Of Questions
Questions you can prepare. Like how to describe yourself. What do you know about the sponsor/ company. What do you want to do in your future. Why do you want to study law. Usually direct questions. But don’t be fooled. Sometimes these questions look easy, but giving an unimpressive answer will hurt your chances.
Example: Why do you want to study law?
A bad answer: “Because I don’t know what else to study.”
A good answer: “Because I’m good at comparing and I believe in justice for everyone.”
You can prepare this at home and ask your friends to ask you questions. Then you answer. And they comment afterwards for you to improve.
Like how to solve the Accident crisis in Malaysia. Or issues about students studying abroad. Usually these questions are closely related to you. They ask this question to test your sense of maturity and critical thinking. They will give you a hard situation to solve. Don’t panic, just think.
Generally What You Should Prepare Before Every Interview?
What you where to an interview is what gives the interviewer a window to who you are. Are you sloppy? Professional? Most people wear blazers to interviews. You can also where other formal dresses that are appropriate- like vest, baju kurung, nice collar shirt.
Don’t try to overdo it though (with too much make up, or overly groomed hair) - wearing too much will make you look fake, and not genuine.
Yes, your resume. Some students who are active in extra co-curriculum activities, have this tendency to put every certificate in their files.
CHOOSE. Which certificate gives you the better edge in the interview. (Example: First prize in public speaking. Second in International essay writing contest, etc)
Make a simple resume, and over view of what you’ve joined, what position you once held. And put it in the front page. This will help interviewers know important things about you, easily.
The worst mistake you could do is coming late to an interview. Check your schedule, the date of the interview, and be sure to be on time.
Practice in front of a mirror. This will help you get used to the idea of talking about yourself. Self-confidence isn’t a gift, it’s a practiced skill. Look for tips on gaining self confidence.
It really helps to have your own support group, who gives you the motivation to continued in the interview. That’s why it’s important to have your parent’s blessings. At least when you’re having a nervous block during the interview- their words of encouragement will help you. Truly.
Last of all, BE YOURSELF. I always suggest to people to try out every interview you can- for the sake of experience at least. But in the end, you have to really think whether or not you want to study in a particular course or not. Because in the end, you can get a scholarship- but it will be a challenge for you to fully benefit from it.
Our best wishes to you anyway.