Jour Fixe - International Interview Skills Training (Japan)
The success of Job Interviews, especially in an international and intercultural setting, depends on many different things. The “technical overlap” between qualifications and job profile is important, but by far not the most relevant factor. Each interviewer is different, and the cultural imprint on what is considered to be “right” in terms of directness, eye-contact, self-praise, smile, small-talk, structure, body-language etc is enormous.
In our practical international interview training, we offer you a chance to observe a “real” job interview with an experienced German "professional" and a candidate from Japan, in order to practice how to present in a “Western Style” interview and how this may be perceived by the interviewer.
In a four hour session our expert conducts an interview of approximately one hour with a Japanese candidate on a relevant job profile. Afterwards the interviewer describes the objective of his/her questions; the candidate gives his/her interpretations to the audience. In the end the whole group goes into an open, moderated dialogue to jointly evaluate the questions, the answers, and how the personal and cultural background of interviewer and candidate formed a specific judgment at the end.
Target Audience: Recruiters, HR Specialists and whoever wants to practice his/her job interviewing skills in international context. Additionally, the audience can benefit from an open insight into the targets, reasoning and interpretation of the interviewer and the interviewee.
Conducted by: Tim Riedel, Managing Director at interpool Personal GmbH, an international recruiting partner active in more than 30 countries worldwide
Date: Session on Saturday, June 8th 2013 at 10 am to 2 pm in line with the Asia-Pacific Weeks 2013
**The event is free of charge, as the interview will be filmed on video and later – in an anonymous version – be used as training material on the interpool website.