Unsure graduate seeking advice on how to improve interview outcomes
November 1, 2012 1:57 AM Subscribe
I'm in my final year of study an have been unsuccessful at interviewing for all the graduate jobs I've applied for. I would appreciate advice from fellow New Zealanders regarding what the correct etiquette is in these situations and how I can best represent myself in interviews.
posted by mataboy to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Firstly, I'm not sure how much of the interviewing advice that I see online is applicable to NZ. For example my personality is probably overly reserved and I'm starting to wonder if I'm not doing enough to highlight my achievements. Interviewers usually ask what my biggest achievement is but I can never think of anything outside just being a good person and doing decently at school/uni. What would be a good answer to these types of questions?
My other question is: are employers are supposed to follow up with you even if you were unsuccessful? I had an interview with a pretty big, well known company and they never got back to me even after I emailed them.
The roles I'm applying for are Analytical/programming related. My degree is in Operations Research. I very much appreciate all advice.