Work in Japan Advice Board
The following are common questions that are often asked during interviews for mid-career positions. It is very important to understand the intent of the interviewer when answering the question in order to make the interview successful. Be sure to thoroughly prepare for your interview to increase your chances.
If you express dissatisfaction with your current position, the interviewers might think that you may quit again if you feel dissatisfied after joining the company. Think about the way in which your words are expressed, and translate negative things into positive conclusions.
For example, let's tell you a clear goal: "I can't do it," → "I'd like to grow in the area of △△
Answer this question based on your reasons for changing jobs. Ensure that you study the company and the position beforehand to make your answer even better.
This is a good question to show off your achievements. Take this opportunity to shine and make yourself stand out. Try to discuss things you have done that you are proud of but that will also be relevant to the organization or position you are applying for. Talk about your achievements, how you achieved them and what was achieved, preferable in numeric values.
This question is the opposite of the above achievements question. Discuss why you think you failed, what you learned and what improvements have you made since then.
Candidates who change jobs are expected to be work-ready right away. It is important to understand wht kind of people the company is looking for and talk about yourself while keeping this in mind.
This is a question for interviewers to understand the applicants motivation to work and their compatibility. Answer this question by using your actual experiences so far, however, it is important to note that you might be asked if you can feel the same satisfction in the company that you are applying for.
Before interviewing for a company, it is important to deepen your product knowledge through the official page of the company and to get a sense of the market through reviews by users. Rarely, you may be asked "What kind of improvement would you make?" so you should prepare your own answers, keeping in mind not to talk about the company's lacking points too much.
This is also a question to confirm the enthusiasm of the candidate. Be careful not talk only about what you want to do, but also about how you can contribute to the company by taking on challenges.
The key point is whether you have formulated a medium to long-term plan based on what you want to take on. Employers hope that the employees will work for a long time after joining the company, so they are checking how the applicants envision their future after joining the company and whether the plan is feasible at their company. Same as with the motivation and reasons for changing jobs, candidaes who respond while keeping the company's ideals and growth speed in mind might have a higher chance at being hired.
There in no problem with an honest answers, but be careful in case the industry or job type that you are applying for is too different or inconsistent with the one you are being interviewed for. It is better to keep the answers a bit ambiguous, such as the number of companies you are applying for (e.g., about 2 or 3 companies) or that the results have not yet been announced.
This is a question that encourages employees to join the company. If you want to be first, you should tell you that, but if you don't want to be first, you don't have to lie. However, please give a positive answer.
This is important question to see if you and the employers criteria match in regards to compensation. If your desired annual salary is much higher than that of the current employees, it may be difficult to hire even the most talented personnel.
Make a desired schedule at the time you begin your career change. If you are working, you should consult with the employee based on the specific period required for the transfer, and if you are unemployment, you should say that you are able to do so at any time, unless there are special circumstances. Employees who are working are generally hired within one to two months after being receiving a job offer.
At the end of the interview, this question is frequently asked. If you answered "Not in particular" it may be seen as you are not so prepared or interested. Be careful not to ask any questions that might leave a negative impression, such as questions that could be answered by having a look at the official page or about overtime hours.
Give a positive answers to the question "Yes" and then answer with specific examples of "Why do you feel you can handle pressure?" and "Under what circumstances are you strong under pressure?"
Avoid negative expressions that deny past experiences by responding "Yes" with a self-affirmative feeling.
You need to be careful when answering this question. Make sure that the dissatisfaction you have with your current position does not occur at the company you are applying for. It is good to give facts from a bird's-eye perspective, such as the size of the current company and the length of decision-making by the company.
Its good to prepare several examples.
Answer how your values and skills match the company's requirements.