A Vietnamese international-student graduate wanted to quit her part time job at Tim Horton.
But she couldn't get her 1st accounting job for 4 months after graduation
Her English was weak
She couldn’t articulate her answers in an interview
Too many uh..oh..um..
Thus, no job offer
She was frustrated and unconfident
She concluded English was the main problem
She was only 50% right
The other 50% was the disorganized work experience in her head, they were all over the place
That’s why she didn’t know WHAT to say
Under pressure, even a domestic student couldn't come up with a good answer --- > English is NOT the only problem.
So we reflected her past work experience to identify her achievements
We then organized them into categories such as communication, problem-solving...etc
We created a nice “database” that was easy to retrieve to solve the "WHAT to say" problem.
We then worked hard to fix the pronunciation, eye contact, body language to solve the "HOW to say” problem
We practiced to fix the confidence issue
She failed a few interviews before receiving the job offer seeming impossible 4 months ago, from an investment firm.
She felt happy and relieved
So if you don’t pass an interview, reviewing “WHAT to say” before “HOW to say”
English IS NOT the reason you can't get a job.
Thank you for reading our #smallstory series. These are all true stories that we have experienced. Looking for a job is tough, we hope these stories will give you motivation and encouragement. Please DO NOT GIVE UP, you will make it!
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