November 20, 2021, by Noor Syuhada

Bringing You A+ Game to an Interview with Arvato

The day has finally come— you applied for a dream job you found in a job portal, and got a call from a recruiter who wants to meet with you in two weeks’ time. Congratulations! But remember, this is only the beginning of your chance to make a great impression. Right about now, what you need is some interview tips.

Interview skills are learned, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. Worry not, our Get Ready Get Hired (GRGH) talk comes to rescue! Careers Advisory Service organised GRGH talk titled “Bringing You A+ Game to an Interview”, which delivered by an amazing speaker, Joachim Ooi Khee Jin— Talent Acquisition Business Partner in Arvato Systems Malaysia, a leading IT international service solutions provider that lives and breathes digital technology . Having worked with various companies from tech start-ups to digital advertising agency to MNC to e-Commerce and to now in an IT service solutions provider, Joachim has more than 11 years of people management experience under his belt.

Joachim initiated mock interview which saw the participation of a brave volunteer, Ng Yu Yang, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Year 1 student. Through this mock interview, the attendees can learn the common questions that the recruiters ask in a job interview. After the mock interview ended, Joachim shared on the best way to tackle the recruiters to convince them that you are the one for the job.

Joachim highlighted:

  • Believe in your inner voice and what you really want to be. Most important, do not lie to the recruiters!
  • Always do not be afraid to ask questions to the interviewer, be it the greetings or interview-relation questions.

What the recruiters seek in a job candidate?

  • Hunger in learning, i.e. willing to learn new things
  • Flexibility and adaptability, e.g. fast or slow learner
  • Resolution, e.g. take risk or stay in comfort zone

Other than that, Joachim encouraged the attendees to understand the concept of the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method to answer situational questions where the questions can be vary and it is best to reflect on your experience. The STAR method is a technique used by interviewers to gather all the relevant information about a specific capability that the job requires.

To find out more information on the common interview questions and how to tackle them, kindly watch the event recording on our Microsoft Stream: here.

Thank you to all students who participated in this career event. We hope you gain beneficial input to prepare for your future world of work.

Note: If you missed out attending our other virtual careers events, you can watch it on our Microsoft Stream.

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