What To Expect in a Recruitment Interview

Prepare for your Language Expert Interview With LSB

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. —Confucius

We all feel those nervous jitters before job interviews -overthinking every word, gesture and smile - we want to be our very best self. Being prepared for the interview not only helps with these jitters but will also give you an advantage to make yourself stand out.

What are the basic questions that will be asked, what skills should you have, how can you impress the interviewer - these are some common questions when it comes to job interviews. This article deals with these very questions for Language Experts who are looking for a job in their preferred industry.

Skills Assessed in an Interview -

1. Confidence

The very first thing that stands out when you attendan interview is your confidence. A warm smile, a steady handshake and a calm demeanor leaves a very strong first impression. Since the entire interview is conducted in the “other” language, the confidence with which you answer questions is also a reflection of your command over the language.

2. Vocabulary

A common point but of utmost importance is vocabulary. We tend to repeat certain words which we are comfortable with, but this can be noticed easily in an interview setting. In order to establish you command on the language, you need not use difficult or lengthy words, but words that are contextually relevant (however simple) as they make a long-lasting impact.

3. Cultural Awareness

Each country has a very strong cultural impact on their language- very different cultural traditions and customs exist in every part of the world. For example, Japanese customs require a lot of politeness, put a lot of stress on qualities like respect and punctuality. The expert who takes up work in a country needs to be familiar with these cultural specificities and should be open to adapt to these customs. An understanding of this can be demonstrated by using usual greetings and mannerisms in your interview as well.

4. Accents

Languages have a regional influence too - so the Spanish spoken in Mexico is different from the one spoken in Barcelona. Accents, dialect and verbiage changes with a change in region. Experts must be aware of these differences and able to accomodate them in their language based on the region they are in.

5. Work Ethics and Professional Experience

Another important aspect of your interview is how you conduct yourself and answer about your previous employment opportunities. Your previous experience can be used as a yardstick to measure your knowledge as well as attitude towards work and thus is of utmost importance. Many foreign firms place emphasis on work ethics like team-work, positivity, honesty, punctuality and more.

6. Exams and Certification

Your language certification gives proof of language learning and work as a basis for your interview. The scores reveal your assessed skills that you have gained at that particular time, which is required as proof - though your current language skills will be tested in your interview.

At Language Services Bureau, we also have an additional written test for the candidates which tests their written skills for their language command. Spoken and written Comprehension is used as a tool to check contextual understanding while a recording of telephonic communication is used for listening skills.

Common Questions Asked -

1. Why did you choose to learn the language you learned?

2. Describe yourself. Mention your strengths and weaknesses.

3. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

4. What are your career objectives?

5. How can you contribute to the company you work in?

An interview may seem like a daunting task, but succeeding in it is easy when you have a strong mind-set and good preparation. At Language Services Bureau, we support recruitment drives in companies to select experts who are willing to put their best foot forward and learn at every opportunity they are given.

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