Tip 1 面试前必须做准备
I think the first and most important thing to say is you need to prepare. It's just like an exam —— you know, could you imagine as a student going into an exam without preparing? I hope not. If you fail to prepare, really you prepare to fail.
Tip 2 如何做准备
In preparing, you need to think about two things. First of all, yourself. What's really important to you and what kind of skills have you got that you can offer an employer? The other side of preparation is researching the employer. We expect you to have been on the web and done some research. And the candidate who really stands out is the candidate actually who's gone one step further. They may, for example, have downloaded a copy of our annual report and be able to talk about that. They may actually have sought out somebody who works at KPMG and chatted to them about the job and the careers service at the university will help them with that kind of thing.
Tip 3 我的准备过程
Let me share with you how I would actually prepare for an interview because I do it really really rigorously. My last interview, I would say I probably prepared for two to three days. First thing I do is to try to think about the organisation and what questions it is going to ask me. And I make a list of all those questions —— maybe ten, twenty, thirty —— what are they going to ask? What do they want to know about? And then what I do is, I develop specific concrete examples which will enable me to answer those questions and I rehearse those. I actually wander round the room, I look in mirrors and talk to myself. And I use a tape recorder to play it back to me. And then the final thing I do is that I go to my wife and I get her to ask me the questions I think I'm going to be asked and we rehearse them again. And she's really helpful because she kind of says, "No, don't do that", "Say it this way!", "You realise you've repeated yourself?" She spots things that I've forgotten.
Tip 4 用实例来表述你的能力
Most employers use something called competency based interviewing. And this basically means that what we're looking for are examples of your skills and abilities in practice. So one of the things we might be interested in, for example, is your ability to manage a project. And what we want is a specific example. And we don't always just want the same example repeated over and over again. So we might want an example about a project at university. And we might then press you a bit further and say " Well tell me now about a project in your working life "or "Tell me about a project that you did in some kind of social context". Generally, the best advice is to think about two or three examples which you can talk confidently about and try to make sure that they're drawn from different aspects of life, not just your academic studies, for example.
Tip 5 介绍自己时的要点
What's really important is that you talk about yourself and your contribution. So let's take something like a team project. Yeah, it's good to introduce it and say "I was a member of a five-man team doing this" but what we really want to know is what difference did you make to that team ? Because it's you that we're interested in, it's your skills that we need to know about, because we're recruiting you, not the team.
1. First of all......The other side of preparation is......
2. First thing I do is...... And then what I do is...... And then the final thing I do is......
3. stand out：v. 站出来,突出,坚持抵抗,显眼,引人注目
Eg. I stand out in a group interview. 在集体面试中脱颖而出
4. go one step further : 进一步地 .....
Eg. Let's appreciate and even love those exotic differences, but let's go one step further and also earnestly eek out our likenesses. 让我们去理解，欣赏，并深深地爱不同于自己的差异吧，但还要更进一步地认真寻找我们的共同性。
5. wander around：到处走动，四处闲逛
Eg. Hey, you can't wander around without ID,Just park your ass in that chair. 嘿，没有ID卡你哪里都去不了，乖乖的给我坐在这儿
6. play it back：重放
Eg. It sounds like she's in trouble. I'd better play back the whole thing.
7. draw sth. from ...... : 从......汲取；从......体会
Eg. What moral are we to draw from this story?
8. take something like...... : 文中为拿......来说，也可以表示为对待某事
Eg. I would never have dreamed that you'd take something like this so seriously. 我做梦也没想到你会这样认真对待一件事。
9. what kind of differences did you make to...... : 你为.....做出了怎么样的贡献 /影响
Eg. Simple things can make a big difference: the difference between a product your users tolerate and one that they love. 细微的差别会导致极大的不同，比如用户是真心喜欢还是在勉强接受你的产品。