Immigrant professionals—as well as those born in the United States—often struggle with job interviews. Certain questions that are standard in U.S. interviews can be especially tricky, such as, “What are your salary requirements?” or “What is your weakness?” Preparing to answer such questions is not easy.
Jobversity, an initiative of Upwardly Global, offers a curated collection of job search resources, including interview tips, for newcomers. You can access the Jobversity Resource Library here.
In the resource library, you will find e-guides on what to expect in a U.S. interview, as well as guidance on preparing answers using an easy-to-understand Problem, Action, and Result (PAR) format. These guides also cover how to respond confidently to challenging behavioral-based questions, as well as frequently asked interview questions, such as:
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- Why do you want to work here?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Why should I hire you?
After reading these materials, you will be prepared to excel. Smart strategies—like researching the company’s recent projects, as well as its culture and values—can help you to thoughtfully frame your answers. In addition, understanding and applying the PAR format when answering more complex questions is a proven key to success.
Get started on improving your interviewing skills today by accessing the Jobversity Resource Library here.