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Thursday, January 28, 2016

What are the different types of interviews?

 What are the different types of interviews?

An interview is a formal meeting or conversation between an employer and a job applicant. There are many types of interviews.

Here are the different types of interviews
·       One-on-one  Interview
·       Simulation Interview
·       Telephone Screening Interview
·       Panel Group Interview
·       Video Conference or       WebCam Interview
·       Lunch or Dinner Interview


One-on-one a.k.a face to face has a common interview format conducted by a direct Human Resource professional or employer of a company. This is the traditional form of interview where one candidate is interviewed by one interview of the company.

Telephone Screening

A telephone screening is actually the step before actual interview. Telephone interviews are done for initial screening of candidates from the pool of applicant. Nowadays most of the companies offer you a telephone screening interview first before the actual interview, because to save the money and the time.

Panel Group Interview

A group interview occurs when small group of candidates are interviewed together, the purpose is also to save the money and the time. Candidates may also be asked to work together as a team work in order to solve the problem

Simulation Interview

Simulation interview designed to allow you to show how well you would do the job. It is fun as you get active and it helps you have some experience in that position. And the last thing is that, most of the employers do not expect you to get it perfect.

Video Conference or WebCam Interview

Video conferencing is used to conduct interviews using video technology from a distance and the applicant will be able to reach the company or the  manager will be able to reach the location where the interview has to be conducted and this type of interview used with WebCamera or the Skype in order to provide the interview between the applicant and employer.

Lunch or Dinner Interview

Some of the companies like to have a lunch or dinner interviews because it is less formal and job candidates tend to be more open, relax and less guarded.  But lunch or dinner interviews are not really common interviews as one-on-one  but it is still used though. It also gives interviewers a chance to see many other non-verbal characteristics of a candidate.


Shakhboz Negmatov

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to Create a Portfolio….

So, you got the interview! Whoop Whoop. Now What? Most people prepared with mock interviews- a practice interview (Check). Professional Outfit? (Check).  Resume and Cover Letter? Check, but have you thought about creating a professional portfolio? A professional portfolio is a collection of professional work that displays special skills and talents.

Having a professional Portfolio gives you an edge over your competition.

This portfolio is your evidence to prove you are the most qualified candidate for the position. Let’s start creating one…You will need the following documents

Background Information: Introduce the reader to who you are, your professional goals, your passions and anything unique about you. Be Memorable

1.        Resume & Cover Letter

Your resume should always reflect your current experiences.

Need assistance, stop by C-102 to make an appointment to see a Career Advisor. Make sure you have a description of the position you are applying for.

2.      Writing Sample

Print an excerpt from one of your writing assignments. Make sure it is well written and reflect your current academic level.

3.      Letters of Recommendation

Professors, Co-workers, Supervisors, are great people to request recommendations from…

Tip:  Please maintain quality relationships with people who you are requesting recommendations from. This is to ensure that your recommendation reflects who you are.


4.      Certificates and Achievements

Show off your hard work. This section include certificates you have received. Need a certificate? Sign up for workshops and Service Learning opportunities which often provide certificates upon completion of assignments. Make an appointment with Wendy in C-102.

5.      Special Accomplishments

Documents that are relevant to your specific field of interest. For example, flyers, memorandums, pamphlets and more.

      6.   Unofficial Transcript

            Use the Unofficial transcript as a placeholder, but always have a sealed official


            You can request an official transcript from Registrar’s Office (A-101). Do not open it.

7.      References

You may use the same sources as your recommendations or a new group of professional connections. Please write the name, position title, relationship, email and phone number on a separate paper with your professional header.


Remember: Your portfolio is a live document, it changes as you evolve.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Do you ever wonder what networking is?

Do You Ever Wonder What Networking Is?

What does networking mean?  

It means developing and maintaining contacts and personal connections with variety of people who might be helpful to you and your career.

And also, we can use the networking for so many reasons and it is always there for us 24/7 if we need it to.

  • To interview online
  • Chatting
  • Marketing
  • Business purposes
  • To search job  

Networking is a good way to gain new business leads. You can meet new people by using the contacts that you have on your networking will open doors for business opportunities.

According to statistics say that networking is the best way to find a new job. Professional networking can expose you to the jobs that are not posted online or in newspapers. Letting others know that you are interested for a new job and by showing what your skills and experiences are, can open career doors of opportunity.

Shakhboz Negmatov