07/09/20: Blog 1: How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Blog 1:  How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

By  Ronda Suder

Be the diamond in the rough they’re looking for.

Interviewers often speak to several candidates for a position before narrowing their selection and presenting an offer to the most desirable candidate. Through the process, the interviewer hopes to stumble upon that needle in the haystack. When this happens, it’s a huge relief given that it can take months for an organization to fill a position. According to HireVue, it takes an average of 42 days for companies to fill a position, and for some companies, it can take even longer.

In an ideal world, you’re that “diamond in the rough,” or maybe you’re simply the candidate that stood out the most amongst other qualified candidates. Either way, when you were asked in your interview how you would describe yourself, you knew how to use strong words and vocabulary to answer the question. Sure, you told the interviewer what they wanted to hear, but you did it from a place of authenticity, integrity, and thoughtfulness. As a result, you landed the job.

If you want this story to define you, it’s important to consider the language and vocabulary you use to answer the popular “How you would describe yourself?” during an interview. (…)

 

Click on the link below and keep on Reading the whole article about how to answer in a job interview

https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/how-to-describe-yourself-in-an-interview

After reading, answer the following questions:

1 What did you want to be when you were young? Did you always want to be the same thing, or did it change over time?

2 Do you think social media websites (e.g. LinkedIn) are important tools in modern day job-hunts? Why, or why not?

3 Phrases such as “live to work” and “work to live” are used to describe different attitudes towards work. What do you understand by these phrases? What is the difference in meaning between them? Write your comments!

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  1. KARIN MARICELA QUIONES CASTRO escribió:

    1. What did you want to be when you were young? Did you always want to be the same thing, or did it change over time?
    When I was a child I wanted to be a lawyer but as time went by I realized that I could not study law for many personal and economic reasons.

    2. Do you think social media websites (e.g. LinkedIn) are important tools in modern day job-hunts? Why, or why not?
    I think social media websites are important tools, they are becoming an impressive source of information and data generation, but not only in the personal field, but also in the workplace they are making a very important gap, both to demand employment and to find the perfect candidate for occupy a position. Currently, there is a wide variety of social media websites the most used for job search / candidate search is, obviously, Linked In. It is the social network of Human Resources par excellence. Here you can make groups by interests or by companies, private or public, where you can express opinions, pass on information or discuss a topic. It is a way of maintaining contact with companies in which there may be interest in working, since they post their job offers and through the social network you can request the same

    3.Phrases such as “live to work” and “work to live” are used to describe different attitudes towards work. What do you understand by these phrases? What is the difference in meaning between them?
    There are many people in our society who are gradually absorbed by work, until it reaches an extreme point where it seems that one lives exclusively to work instead of working to live. In a way, it has happened to all of us at some time.
    “live to work” people who live to work put the demands of their job at the top of their priority list, even on their personal life. Family events, time with a partner and children, medical appointments and other personal projects, always go into the background. They argue that their job is exactly what give them the income to be able to maintain their standard of living (although many times they can’t even take holidays). People sacrifice key stages of their life justifying that this high-demand job is temporary “to save for the future.” The reality is that this time goes on indefinitely.
    On the other hand, “work to live” People who work to live, are clear about their personal priorities and sets the boundaries in their work.They are efficient and they optimize times. Make the most of their work hours and suspend when they have finished what they had to do for the day. People disconnect from work and enjoy their personal life. Only a few emergencies deserve interruptions to time with family, friends, holidays, etc.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for your participation!

  2. CURMILLUNI CARRASCO, JUAN CARLOS escribió:

    1. What did you want to be when you were young? Did you always want to be the same thing, or did it change over time?

    When I was young I wanted to be a politician, but time passed and I studied to be a teacher.

    Now I taught myself to be a politician more than to be a teacher, however, I am passionate about both professions.

    2. Do you think social media websites (e.g. LinkedIn) are important tools in modern day job-hunts? Why, or why not?

    The agencies that publish jobs on the internet seem very important to me. People interact on social networks and it makes it easier for us to have up-to-date job information.

    3. Phrases such as “live to work” and “work to live” are used to describe different attitudes towards work. What do you understand by these phrases? What is the difference in meaning between them? Write your comments!

    The phrase “live to work” means that a person is motivated to do their jobs, here it can be known that a person has a vocation for their work.
    On the other hand, the phrase “work to live” invites us to think that a person is not being motivated to perform their work well, it could be said that they are being exploited. These people have no vocation for what they do.

    1. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

      Thanks for your participation!

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