Published on March 8, 2014
“5 Things Senior Leaders Are Looking For When Hiring Graduate Students” Nidthia Chelvam March 8th, 2014
#1 - “Why do you think you will be successful in this job?” • Consider:• Do your skills match the requirements of the job? • Are there specific examples when you demonstrated skills & experiences required by this job? • Can your achievements be measured & quantified?
#2 - “What is your biggest weakness?” • Consider:• Strengths and weaknesses are 2 parts of the same coin. • Can your weakness be described as a strength? • Would your weakness be a “positive” for the job you want?
#3 – “Where do you expect to be in 5 years time?” • Consider:• How does this job feature into your long-term plan? • What are natural progressions within your chosen career? • Are there growth opportunities within this organisation?
#4 – “Have you ever had a bad experience with an employer?” • Consider:• This is an opportunity to “think on your feet”. • Can you re-frame the question? • How do you respond under pressure?
#5 – “Would you give an example of your lateral thinking?” • Consider:• When you solved a problem in an innovative way? • Was your solution practical? • How did you go about executing it?
As Graduate Students, What Are Those Questions Demonstrating To Senior Leaders? • Your ability to demonstrate • • • • • #1 – Critical Thinking #2 – Self Awareness #3 – Drive & Motivation #4 – Performance Under Pressure #5 – Problem Solving
Thank You! Nidthia Chelvam www.indonesiaroadmap.com www.nidthiachelvam.com
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