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How to be ready for an English Interview?

The interview is, in most cases, the defining moment of the personnel selection process. That’s why it’s so important to shine at this moment and make your profile stand out from the rest.

Having an interview in another language shouldn’t be a problem if you’ve had good preparation beforehand. Here are some tips for your interview:

  • Prepare your introduction speech, considering three important aspects, and develop it in your own words in the language of your choice. (If you find it more comfortable to do it in Spanish, you can later translate it into English, verifying the correct use of language).

1) Personal Introduction:

Include important personal details, professional aspirations, and a self-descriptive comment. You can use examples to clarify the description you provide.

Ensure that both the personal and professional descriptions match and are relevant to the listener.

2) Work and Academic Background:

Focus on your work and academic experience without omitting details that could be relevant to the position you are applying for.

3) What do you know about the company?

It is very important to learn about the company, the vacancy you are applying for, and how our incorporation could contribute to the organization.

Learning about the destination is also necessary to understand the company’s context and its long-term projections.

The objective of this presentation is to explain the most prominent characteristics and traits of your profile so that the interviewer understands who you are and what kind of person you are without the need to know you beforehand.

Whether it’s your first time doing an interview in English or if you’ve done it before, we recommend reading texts that provide appropriate vocabulary to describe the aspects we want to focus on; pay attention to the interviewer’s questions, and if there’s something you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask for it to be rephrased or spoken more slowly.

Practice your presentation as many times as necessary. It doesn’t hurt to ask for help from someone close who speaks English to ask you questions and review your grammar and pronunciation. We also recommend using apps that serve as a corrector or Google Translate, which reads the entered texts and provides the correct pronunciation.