(A duly-licensed Philippine Land-Based Manpower Agency)
POEA License No. 041-LB-100509-PL
There really is no better way to pass a personal interview than to fully prepare yourself for it. It therefore goes without saying that you should be able to defend your application for the position you applied for with total confidence. Defending your position is knowing the basics, theories and application of your knowledge in a given field or profession.
Aside from being confident about yourself, you must also keep in mind the following pointers:
1. Be on time. It is always good to be early for your appointed time. Arriving at least 30 minutes before the interview gives you enough time to freshen up, relax and compose yourself. May panahon pa para magpaganda o magpapogi.
2. Look your best. Wear clean and appropriate office attire or uniform in line with your trade or profession.
3. Greet your interviewer with a smile of confidence. A good grip during a handshake typically conveys a feeling of confidence on your part. It is wise to ask the agency coordinator about the culture of the interviwer. If their culture is such that they do not do handshakes, simply greet your interviwer with a warm smile.
4. Respond to questions in a clear manner. It would be wise if you had rehearsed your answers earlier to basic questions you believe will be asked of you relating to the job you have applied for. Basic English will do as long as it is clear and in the correct grammar. Avoid adlibs or alibis if you are not sure of your answers. It's better to be honest to say "I am sorry" if you really do not know the answer. Wait for the interviewer to finish his question before answering.
5. Anwers to questions must be direct-to-the-point. Walang paliguy-logoy at walang sad stories about your family. Negative comments about yourself or your family will earn you negative points only.
6. Like a good handshake, a good eye contact is also important. Look into the eyes and lips of your interviewer when he speaks. It tells the interviewer how attentive you are. If you did not understand the question the first time, be polite to ask your interviewer to repeat his question by saying, "I am sorry, could please repeat your question?" or "I beg your pardon, I did not get your question. Can you please repeat?"
7. At the end of the interview, thank your interviewer, mentioning his/her name. Ex. "Thank you, Mr. Jones, for the interview." Every person always enjoy hearing his name.