爱思英语编者按:很多有经验的职场人士都有过这样的困扰,他们有着非常强的工作能力,也有漂亮的简历,但却总在面试中表现不佳。面试过程中,怎样有技巧、有逻辑地回答问题才能给面试官留下深刻印象,从而大大增加成功的几率呢?

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1. Look at the job’s specifications. Before you go into theinterview, look carefully at the description of the job,particularly the words used by your potential employers to describetheir ideal candidate. Then, think about how you fulfil thesecriteria and plan to implement these within your answers.

首先,了解所应聘职位的具体要求。在面试之前,应尽可能地了解你所应聘职位的工作内容及工作所具备的性格特质,再认真思考如何将这些信息与自己的答案相结合来得到面试官的认可。

范例:Rubby想要应聘某公司的海外电话销售,职位描述中要求必须有“良好的沟通能力”,她自信地表示:“In myprevious position, I built good relationships with overseas marketcustomers, maintained existing clients and developed new clients inmarket. This increased my sales by 20% on average. In addition, Ialways cooperated with other departments such as finance, shipment,and design departments to conduct all the businessprofessionally.”

Rubby想要应聘某公司的电话销售职位,其描述中要求必须有“良好的沟通能力”,她自信地表示:“在我上一份工作中,我与公司现有客户保持良好的关系并不断发掘新的客户资源,平均销售额也因此而提升了20%。除此之外,我也经常财务、货运、设计等其他跨部门合作愉快,来确保所有的业务工作顺利进行。”

2. Provide examples and link things clearly. Try to answer theinterviewer’s questions with examples and make three or four pointsfor each answer. Also, prepare links between the points to showthat you understand what you have done in the past and how this cancontribute towards future success.

在回答面试官的问题时,应提供事例并且环环相联。尽量给出三到四个要点,将这些要点关联起来使面试官了解你过去的工作业绩,同时也展示出你的能力给以后的工作带来的成功可能性。

范例:Peter在应聘Engineer Manager的面试中被问到:“Why do you think you aresuitable for this job?” 他这样回答:“With more than 10 years ofexperience in engineering, I can use my professional knowledge tofind out project problems and easily resolve them. I have worked asa project manager of a team as well. I led the team and coordinatedwith different departments to make sure the project wentsmoothly.”

Peter在应聘EngineerManager的面试中被问到:“你为什么觉得自己可以胜任这份工作?”他这样回答:“作为一个超过10年工作经验的资深工程师,我能够运用自己的专业知识快速找到工程设计中的问题并使其得到有效解决。更重要的是,我也曾任项目经理,能够很好的协调部门之前的合作,使项目进展的很顺利。

3. Turn negatives into positives. Sometimes you will be askedabout challenging situations and times you felt stressed. Try todescribe these things in a positive way by focusing on the thingsyou have learned and gained from the experience and reflecting onwhat could be improved for next time.

化消极为积极。在面试中常常会被问到一些有挑战的问题,尝试用积极的方式回答问题,比如从之前经验中吸取教训以及在未来如何得到改进。

范例:面对“Why do you want to leave your currentjob?”这一问题,Jim如是说:“Well, first, let me start by saying I enjoy mycurrent job. Everyone is great to work with. The thing is, I’vereached a place in my current position where the challenges areminimal. I would like to change to a new position with newchallenges. What really excites me about working for your companyis the chance to sharpen my skills in creative problem solving andimplementing new strategies.”

面对“你为什么想要辞去现在的工作?”这一问题,Jim如是说:“首先,我想要表明我很喜欢现在的工作,与同事也都相处愉快。但是,我觉得我现在的工作遇到瓶颈,希望可以找到一份更有挑战性的工作,我认为自己处理问题的能力以及执行能力可以在贵公司的这个职位上得到更好的利用。