【面試英文】十個英文面試常見問題與建議回答,讓你順利找到工作

 

 

希望找到外商公司的工作嗎?那你可能躲不了英文面試這關。職場英文系列今天列出了十個英文面試的時候的常見問題,以及建議的回答方向,最近的求職季又要開始了,你開始準備自己的英文面試了嗎?

Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions asked are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list of popular and frequently asked interview questions and answers ahead of time so you'll be ready to answer them with confidence.

有非常多的求職者總是擔心被問到自己沒有準備的問題,但其實有許多面試的問題是可以被預期或猜到的,看看以下這些面試中常被問到的問題,並且提早準備這些答案,好讓自己可以自信回答吧!

1. What are your weaknesses? (你的缺點/弱項是什麼?)

"What are your weaknesses" is one of the most popular questions interviewers ask. It is also the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your weakness and emphasizing your strengths. Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate on professional traits: "I am always working on improving my communication skills to be a more effective presenter. I recently joined Toastmasters, which I find very helpful."

你不擅長什麼事情/或是缺點是什麼?這大概是最常被面試者詢問的問題了,記得回答的時候要盡量減輕負面的影響程度,並且轉而強調自己的強項。盡量避免那些個人特質,反而把重點放在專業能力的特質上,例如:「為了變成一個有影響力的演講者,我一直試圖加強我的溝通技巧,我最近還加入了Toastmasters(英文演講社團),我發現這對我的學習非常有幫助。」

2. Why should we hire you?為什麼我們要雇用你?

Answer "Why should we hire you" by summarizing your experiences: "With five years' experience working in the financial industry and my proven record of saving the company money, I could make a big difference in your company. I'm confident I would be a great addition to your team."

你可以整合你過去的經驗來回答這個問題。「我有五年在金融領域工作的經驗,而且我過去有過幫公司節省大幅預算的成就,我相信自己可以在你的公司創造更高的價值,我認為這點對您的團隊非常有幫助。」

3. Why do you want to work here?為什麼你想要在這裡工作?

By asking you, "Why do you want to work here?" the interviewer is listening for an answer that indicates you've given this some thought and are not sending out resumes just because there is an opening. For example, "I've selected key companies whose mission statements are in line with my values, where I know I could be excited about what the company does, and this company is very high on my list of desirable choices."

藉由問這個問題的面試者其實想要聽的是你投遞履歷的真正動機,而不是因為他有開職缺你就隨便亂投。你可以回答:「我所投遞的公司都是經過我看過該公司的使命及願景,並且符合我自己的價值觀的公司,而這間公司是我投遞的公司裡面非常棒的選擇之一。」

4. What are your goals? 你的目標是什麼?

When you're asked, "What are your goals?" sometimes it's best to talk about short-term and intermediate goals rather than locking yourself into the distant future. For example, "My immediate goal is to get a job in a growth-oriented company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. I hope to eventually grow into a position of responsibility."

當被問到有關目標的問題時,最好能夠談談短期跟中期的目標,不用一直把自己縮限在回答很遠大的目標。例如:我近期的目標是加入一間成長快速的公司,而我長期的目標會根據這間公司的發展影響,我希望最終在這間公司能夠負責高階的管理工作。

5. Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your job? 你為什麼離開你上一份工作?

If an interviewer asks, "Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your job?" and you're unemployed, state your reason for leaving in a positive context: "I managed to survive two rounds of corporate downsizing, but the third round was a 20% reduction in the workforce, which included me."

如果你被問到這個問題,而你也確實處在失業的狀態,你可以以正面的角度回答你離開的原因,例如:「我試著在公司第二輪縮編的時候積極進取,雖然成功留下來,但是第三次縮編的時候,有20%的人都被裁員了,而我也在其中之一。」

If you are employed, focus on what you want in your next job: "After two years, I made the decision to look for a company that is team-focused, where I can add my experience."

如果這時候你還在舊的公司裡,你可以描述你希望在未來的職業渴望得到什麼東西:「我希望工作兩年後,希望可以加入更強調團隊合作的公司工作,我希望培養這方面的經歷與能力。」

6. When were you most satisfied in your job? 你在什麼時候對於你的工作最滿意?

The interviewer who asks, "When were you most satisfied in your job?" wants to know what motivates you. If you can relate an example of a job or project when you were excited, the interviewer will get an idea of your preferences. "I was very satisfied in my last job, because I worked directly with the customers and their problems; that is an important part of the job for me."

如果面試者提到這個問題,他最想要知道什麼事情最能夠激勵你。如果你提到過去讓你非常熱情投入的專案,這個面試官會很清楚知道你的偏好是什麼。「我非常滿意我上一份工作,因為我能夠直接面對消費者並且解決他們的問題,我覺得這是我工作非常重要的一個部分。」

7. What can you do for us that other candidates can't? 你可以做到什麼其他面試者沒有辦法做到的事?

Emphasize what makes you unique when you're asked, "What can you do for us that other candidates can't?". This will take an assessment of your experiences, skills and traits. Summarize concisely: "I have a unique combination of strong technical skills, and the ability to build strong customer relationships. This allows me to use my knowledge and break down information to be more user-friendly."

把重點放在你的獨特性。你可以總結你過去的經驗、技能、以及人格特質。嚴謹地總結:「我兼備兩項專業技術,並且也有能力建立深厚的客戶關係,這部份代表我有辦法運用我會的知識將訊息拆解到簡單易懂的程度。」

8. What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?你上一份工作老闆會說你具備哪三個優點?

It's time to pull out your old performance appraisals and boss's quotes to answer the question, "What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?". This is a great way to brag about yourself through someone else's words: "My boss has told me that I am the best designer he has ever had. He knows he can rely on me, and he likes my sense of humor."

這時候就是把你過去表現的評價以及老闆說過的話搬出檯面的時候。這時候你可以利用別人對你的評價來稱讚你自己:「我的老闆曾經告訴我,我是他雇用過的員工裡面最棒的設計師,他知道我值得信賴,而且他也很喜歡我的幽默感。」

9. What salary are you seeking? 你期待得到多少薪水?

When you're asked, "What salary are you seeking?" it is to your advantage if the employer tells you the range first. Prepare by knowing the going rate in your area, and your bottom line or walk-away point. One possible answer would be: "I am sure when the time comes, we can agree on a reasonable amount. In what range do you typically pay someone with my background?"

當你被問到這個問題,如果對方先告訴你薪水的範圍的話你會比較有優勢。所以最好事前先調查好這份工作薪水的可能範圍,設定好你最低可以接受的標準,以及你絕對會馬上拒絕的底線,其中一種可能的回答可以先反問:「我相信接下來我們可以達成一個合理的薪資數字,但我想先知道通常具備我這樣背景的員工大概的薪水範圍是多少?」

10. If you were an animal, which one would you want to be? 如果你是一隻動物,你想要當什麼動物?

Don't be alarmed if you're asked, "If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?". Interviewers use this type of psychological question to see if you can think quickly. If you answer "a bunny," you will make a soft, passive impression. If you answer "a lion," you will be seen as aggressive. What type of personality would it take to get the job done? What impression do you want to make?

不要把這個問題當成冒犯的問題,面試官通常會透過這類心理學的問題來測驗你的思考速度。如果你回答「小兔子」,你也許會得到溫和、被動的印象。如果你回答「獅子」,你可能會被視為有侵略性。這份工作需要怎樣的人格特質?你想要給人營造什麼印象?是你回答這個問題之前需要思考的。


下一篇文章,小助教會根據這十個問題,跟大家談談自己的想法與回答的方式,雖然這是從國外面試者的角度出發,但是其實內容包含了不少跟瞭解自己相關的議題喔!下次我們一起來聊聊這個題目吧!

原文取自Monster

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