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2013年11月5日 星期二

雙語導讀:求職者必看 -- 四大招數挽救你失敗的面試

 There are many ways for an interview to go wrong. You show up late. There's a stain on your shirt. You accidentally insult the interviewer's mother. All avoidable mistakes

  搞砸一個面試的方法有很多。你遲到了,你把襯衫弄髒了,你無意中侮辱了面試官的媽媽。所有這些都是可以避免的錯誤。

  Sometimes, however, there simply isn't a clear explanation for why an interview isn't going well. Sometimes, no matter what you do or say, an interview just fizzles

  但是有時候,並沒有一個清楚的理由來解釋為什麼面試會變得很失敗。有時候,不管你做什麼或是說什麼,面試就是失敗了。

  Don't panic--you can save this interview

  別驚慌失措--你還能把面試挽救回來。

  The first step: Smile

  第一步:微笑。

  Body language plays an important part in an interview. If you relax your shoulders and give a big ol'grin, you'll feel more comfortable ... and so will the interviewer. Smiling also helps increase your energy and project confidence -- all plusses in an interview

  肢體語言在面試中能起到非常大的作用。如果你放鬆你的雙肩加上一個大大的笑容,你會覺得更舒服。面試官也一樣。微笑能夠提升你的能量,增強你的自信--這在面試中都會被加分。

  While smiling is a good start to turning an interview around, there are other steps you can take

  微笑是轉變面試方向的一個好的開始,下面還有一些你能採取的步驟:

  Ask the Interviewer Questions 

  向面試官提問

  This is known as the “switcheroo.” 

  這叫做"突變"

  If you feel that you just aren't giving the right answers to an interviewer's questions, try changing tactics--and ask the interviewer a few questions of your own

  如果你感覺對於面試官的提問你就是不能做出正確的回答,試試換個策略--問面試官一些你自己的問題。

  If you momentarily switch the focus from yourself to the interviewer, it will give you a chance to regroup and compose yourself. Also, it will make the interviewer do some talking, perhaps giving you a clue to what he or she is looking for

  如果你能暫時性的把焦點從你自己這裏轉移到面試官那邊,你就有機會重新理清思路。同時,還能讓面試官說說話,也許能給你一點有關面試官在尋找什麼特質的人的提示。

  Be sure to prepare your questions in advance and make sure they are appropriate. Some examples: 

  一定要提前準備好問題,並且確定這些問題問得合適。這裏有一些例子:

  What's your favorite thing about working at this company? 

  在這家公司工作你最喜歡什麼?

  How would you describe the working environment here? 

  你覺得這裏的工作環境怎麼樣?

  What's a typical day like in the department? 

  這個部門通常一天是怎麼過的?

  Get Feedback 

  尋求反饋

  If an interviewer seems bored or cold while you're answering a question, all is not lost

  如果面試官在你回答一個問題的時候看上去很不耐煩冷冰冰的,你還沒有失去一切。

  Stop and ask if your answer is going in the direction they're looking for. That way, you can avoid talking about the wrong things and begin talking about the right things

  停下來然後詢問你的回答是否是他們想要的。這樣你可以避免在錯誤的答案上越走越遠,並重新回到正確的一邊。

  Maybe you misunderstood the question. Or maybe the question wasn't phrased clearly. That doesn't mean you have to struggle--just ask the interviewer for some clarification

  也許你誤解了這個問題,或者這個問題沒有問得很清楚。這不意味著你要苦思冥想--直接讓面試官做個進一步的說明就行了。

  If you still feel like the interview is going poorly, ask if the interviewer has any concerns or questions regarding you as a candidate. That way, you can respond to any worries directly

  如果你仍然然感覺面試不太順利,問問面試官對於你應聘這個職位有什麼顧慮或者疑問,這樣你可以直接對這些擔憂做出回應。

  The key point to remember: If an interviewer is getting bored or appears distracted, cut your answer short and get some feedback

  要記住的關鍵問題:如果一位面試官看上去很不耐煩或者很無聊,你要趕快長話短說然後尋求一些反饋。

  Flattery Will Get You Everywhere 

  拍拍馬屁會讓你心想事成

  Everyone likes to feel good about themselves. Even interviewers

  所有人都是自我感覺良好,即便是面試官也是如此。

  So to put an interviewer in a better mood, offer a compliment

  所以,給面試官一個好心情,說點稱讚的話。

  Say a nice word or two about the company, the office's location, the view from the window -- something that will make the interviewer feel good. Paying a compliment also indicates you are a positive person, an attitude many hiring managers seek in candidates

  對面試的公司說一兩句好話,比如辦公地址很好啦,從窗子往外看風景不錯啦,說說這些會讓面試官感覺很好。稱讚的同時也暗示出你是一個積極的人,這是很多面試官希望從求職者身上看到的品質。

  Giving a compliment about the company is especially useful, since it will offer you a chance to show that you did research on the company before the interview, proving you're well prepared

  讚美公司特別有用,因為這給了你一個展示的機會表明你在面試前對公司做了些研究,說明你對面試準備得很好。

  A note of caution: Your compliments should not be too numerous, too obvious or too personal. If you suddenly begin gushing about how GREAT the interviewer's haircut is, the interviewer will see right through your charade. Better to keep your compliment simple and safe, such as saying how friendly everyone seems to be

  提醒:你的讚美不能太多、太明顯或者太私人。如果你突然大談特談面試官的髮型多麼好,面試官馬上就能看穿你的小心思。讚美的話最好說的簡單安全,比如說,這裏的每一個人看上去都很親切和善。

  You May Not Be the Problem 

  也許問題不在你

  If you feel like you've done everything possible to succeed in your interview but you're still getting the cold shoulder, then follow this advice: Just do your best and move on

  如果你覺得自己在面試中盡了一切努力卻仍然得到輕視,聽從這個建議:盡力表現繼續前進。

  Perhaps the interviewer fought with his or her spouse that morning, or perhaps the interviewer is sick. Or perhaps, for no reason, the interviewer is just in a foul mood

  也許面試官今天早晨和另一半吵架了,或者面試官生病了。甚至可能什麼原因都沒有,面試官今天就是心情不好。

  There are innumerable reasons why an interviewer may have been in a bad mood ... many of which have nothing to do with you. Interviewers are people too and everyone has bad days

  面試官可能心情不好的原因有千千萬,其中一些和你根本沒關係。面試官也是人,是人就有不太順的時候。

  So remember to trust yourself and not let it get you down. Just do the best you can and try not to worry about things you can't control

  所以,要記得相信自己,別讓這些狀況打擊到你。你要做的就是盡自己的全力去表現,不要擔心那些你不能控制的事情。 

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