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Published on March 8, 2014

Author: nidthia



Presented at Singapore Management University's (SMU) "Future-Ready Your Career", learn 5 things senior leaders are looking for, the questions they ask and how best to address them.

“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

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