Visa Interview

By Tiara

Recent developments for job seekers: The rise of online employment platforms is nothing new, but what is rising in popularity are review sites that actively help you find your next career or employer! Companies hire these websites to promote their brands and/or services, so they must ensure their reviews are positive.

Many employers survey potential candidates about the company prior to hiring, so why not use this opportunity to add some flavor to the interview process? By asking questions like “What did you think of our culture?” and “Did you feel we made a commitment to employee growth?,��” you can get more insightful information than just whether someone enjoys being paid enough money.

Glassdoor has become one of the most popularly used site resources for this very reason- it gives you candid feedback about a company and its employees from those who have worked there. As an interviewer, you may be surprised by how many people talk about you and your organization.

Interviews at companies can be quite stressful, which is why having exposure to negative comments can sometimes hurt your image. Therefore, make sure to check out all of the good things said about you and your organization before and after the interview.

Talk about your work experience

During your job interview, you will be asked to talk about your past experiences. This is a very common question for most employers as they want to know what types of jobs you have done and whether or not you are able to lead others in their department.

Mostly, companies want to make sure that you can lead people around you and set standards that other people look up to. They also want to make sure that you take responsibility when things go wrong so that someone else does not get blamed.

While having such strong leadership skills is important, it is not the only thing we should focus on during the hiring process. Being honest is also extremely important because if you do not, then people may doubt your abilities to fulfill your responsibilities later on.

Be prepared to discuss both your successes and failures while at work.

What are your strengths?

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As mentioned before, being able to show how you improved upon past projects is one of your strongest traits. You’ll be asked about these improvements in almost every interview question we ask.

Your interviewer will likely ask if there have been any changes you made as part of your job role that helped you perform your current responsibilities more efficiently. For example, would talking with other departments or stakeholders help you do your job better? If so, mention some examples.

You can also point out enhancements you've made to ensure things run more smoothly for others. Being aware of what makes people around you feel comfortable can only boost their confidence.

Interpersonal skills are a strong strength for most professionals. People who interact with others regularly may find it easy to talk about their personal lives, which can contribute towards revealing more details about themselves.

Services like Glassdoor offer confidential reviews from past employers.

What are your weaknesses?

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As mentioned before, being able to show how you addressed weakness is a great way to showcase your strengths as an employee. But what makes a strength more or less than it seems depends mostly on the workplace and job role you hold.

For example, if someone asked you whether having few people in the room was a strength or a weakness, most would say “strength” because it can help keep morale high, but if that person worked for a company that depended heavily on teamwork, then it could be seen as a drawback. It also varies from position to position within a department or organization.

So while talking about weaknesses may seem like a good idea, depending on the situation, it might not actually do much for you.

What do you like most about living in __________?

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As mentioned before, one of the biggest reasons people move is to find new opportunities or experiences. Living in a place with lots of activity and things to do can be very motivating, helping you feel relaxed and comfortable.

A community that appreciates education and encourages students to pursue their dreams helps create an environment where individuals who work hard succeed.

You may have heard of companies that ask job applicants how they would improve the workplace as part of their interviewing process. The same applies here. Applicants should let potential employers know what parts of the city they would enjoy being in and what types of activities and programs there are for adults to explore.

Some other questions prospective employers might ask include: “What are your hobbies outside of work?” or “What sports teams do you follow?” These could help determine if someone enjoys spending time outdoors, watching games, or going to sporting events.

What do you like least?

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The most difficult part of the interview process is asking what you don’t like about our company and yourself. This can be tricky as some candidates may not feel comfortable sharing why they are no longer with us, or maybe they feel bad for giving poor feedback.

If you have planned to move on then it makes sense to look at your departure from my workplace in the context of whether I’m leaving voluntarily, if I’ve been given notice, or if I've been fired. If any one of these apply there's nothing wrong with that!

But if you're looking to find new employment, then this question cannot be ignored. It could hurt your chances of being considered for an offer if you don't give a good reason. By saying "I'm looking elsewhere" you might come off as someone who isn't committed to their career.

So how should you ask this tough question? Try using a topic and bullet point to make it easy. For example, say something along the lines of, 'What qualities does your job require?' Then follow up with, 'Are these qualities important to you?'

That way you're both talking about the same thing! Another option would be to ask, 'what are the biggest strengths of this position?' but again, focus on things related to the role.

By the time you're done, you'll know everything about each other and your similarities and differences will be clear.

What are your hobbies?

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In my younger years, I was very involved in sports. Soccer, basketball, swimming, football, rugby – you name it, I played it! Then as I got older, I slowly stopped playing all of these games except for football.

I never really understood why until now. My favorite sport is hockey (ice) and since I grew up about an hour away from a major league arena, I would often get tickets to watch games.

It did not take me long to realize how much money the NHL teams make during playoffs! The season is just around two months long, but they have “sweeps” events where the team that has won more matches wins some prize — like t-shirts or hats or even cash.

This process can go on for several weeks, so people work hard to push their team into a win every game. This creates a lot of extra revenue for the organization, and most players earn a good salary due to this.

What are your goals?

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Now that you have received notification of your interview, what are your plans for this week? Are you planning to do anything in particular with these next few days?

Most employers will ask about your career goals and if you’ve thought about the types of jobs you want to get. This is a good time to discuss those!

Interviews can be tricky though- some people may try to distract you by talking about unrelated things. Don’t let them!

Focus on what positions you would like and don’t mind working as an interviewer so you can help determine whether someone is a fit or not.

If possible, prepare answers to potential questions ahead of time and practice them out.

What are your values?

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As mentioned before, your value as an individual can be defined in many ways. Your value depends on what you believe in, what matters most to you, and how you apply these things to yourself and others.

Your value may come down to how much you want to achieve or earn, but it’s also about how you relate to people and whether you put their needs ahead of yours.

At its core, your value is determined by your own inner experiences — what matters to you and why.

It’s not something that other people have and look at, it’s something only you possess. And while everyone has different priorities, no one else really knows what’s important to you unless they know you very well.

So when an interviewer asks you about your values, try to think beyond simple answers like “money is my main goal” or “my parents raised me well so I never lacked anything.”

Instead, consider answering questions like “what makes me happy,” or “what do I hope to bring out in people.