|Posted by Jasmine R. Dedomo on May 9, 2016 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Have you experienced to apply for a job online or in person? How many times did you hear the lines "We will just call you?" Maybe you have reflected and asked yourself a thousand times, "What the hell is wrong? Why is it that I didn't get the job?" Here are some things to consider that could help you land in your dream job and some possible reasons why you have failed in your application.
1. Make sure that the job you are applying for is suitable for you. Your course/degree is related to the position that you are applying for.
I have a tutoring business so when I look at the resume and I saw that the course is NOT Education, I do not schedule the applicant for screening/interview. She/he has to be BEE or BSE graduate.
2. Send a resume with NO typographical and grammatical errors. Do not make your resume too long.
3. Be polite when you have received an invitation for screening/interview.
If I invite the applicant for screening, it means that he/she is qualified for the position. I don't like it when the applicant asks too much about the job, especially when he/she calls over the phone. I don't think that is ethical and professional. Sometimes, even if the applicant is qualified, but he/she is too inquisitive, I don't invite him/her for screening anymore.
If you have received an invitation for screening, be polite. Ask only about the important things like directions to the place and what to bring. NEVER ask about the salary yet-- that will be discussed to you during the interview.
4. Be punctual in your interview.
When you are scheduled at 9am, make sure that you are there 10 or 15 minutes before the time. I am really impressed with applicants who are punctual because that'll be required in their tutoring job. If an applicant always reschedule and gives too much alibi/s, there is something wrong with him/her. He/she is not suitable for the candidate that I am looking for.
5. Wear the proper dress code.
Do not overdress. Make sure that you have dressed according to the occasion. This is a job interview so I expect that my applicants are going to wear something like slacks and blouse for women and polo and slacks for men. Most of the time, I ask them to wear jeans instead and short-sleeved blouse.
6. Be professional and speak English fluently during the interview.
I speak to my applicants in English at first to test or find out if he/she is fluent in English. If he/she is qualified, but not fluent in English--- it's a BIG problem. Why? Most of our tutees' mother tongue is ENGLISH so it is very hilarious if the tutor can't express himself/herself in English. The parents are also demanding that they require tutors who have excellent communication skills. If the applicant has a minor problem with communication skills, but I think I can still train him/her, I schedule him/her for training.
7. Give your BEST SHOT in your demo/screening.
Impress your interviewer with your skills. If you're too nervous or tensed, you cannot show your best--this will help the hiring manager decide if you are suitable for the job. During the screening, I list the positive side and things to improve and I discuss it with the applicant. If you have done all those, I'm sure you will hear these words "Congratulations, you are hired!"
Note: We are hiring tutors in Antipolo, Cainta, Marikina, Quezon City and Pasig City. Please send your resume to [email protected] . You may also look for the details here: http://www.smarttutee.com/careers