Interview Tips and Techniques

Boost your confidence in graduate interviews and learn how to answer tough questions from recruiters.

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive and work styles give way to more agile working practices, many companies now conduct phone interviews as part of their recruitment process. We’re here to shed some light on what candidates can expect during an FDM graduate programme telephone interview with one of our recruiters.

Organisations use strengths-based interviews to find out what candidates love to do and do well. Find out how you can ace one with FDM Group.

Ronnie shares on what he looks for when hiring account managers at Siemens.

Christine shares how UNIQLO identifies business leaders through graduate hiring.

Congratulations! A professional contact agreed to meet you to share details about his or her career with you… but what questions should you ask when the two of you meet?

Find out what you should do if you changed your mind about joining an employer and you’ve decided to cancel a job interview.

Find out how to compose an email that will score you an informational interview.

A recruiter can ask you many questions during a job interview – some questions more common than others. Here is a list of common questions you should be prepared for.

Showing your prospective employer that you’re the right cultural fit will increase your chances of securing the job.

Find out how you should respond to an interview invitation professionally, and the details you may need to clarify with the recruiter. 

“We will be in touch” is something jobseekers hear recruiters say all the time at the end of an interview. Here’s how to ensure our interviewers follow through on that promise.

'Tell me about yourself’ is a tricky but common interview question graduates struggle with. Impress recruiters with a personal pitch and strong self-introduction. 

Leave a positive first impression with a professional attire and proper grooming.

With the challenging global security landscape that we operate in, ICA has to constantly maintain a high level of vigilance to keep our borders safe and secure.

We have a 10 weeks training programme specially designed for interns from various faculties. My advice is that graduates need have an open mind to learn.

Instead of just finding out what you are capable of, many employers are also interested in listening to what you like too. Here’s a quick guide to help you through such strengths-based interviews!

Breaking down the run-up to the interview into a series of manageable chunks and actions can really help a lot.

Not quite sure how to get past a phone interview? Read on for some handy tips!

Quick tips for getting past Skype and video interviews.

Here are some simple pointers to switch off the mind and body’s most irritating habits – so you can come and go to the interview with poise and calm.

Being assertive is a great skill that everyone can learn, and it won’t put interviewers off.

Recruiters may sometimes throw curveballs at you to assess you in a different light. Here are ten actual examples to give you an insight on what your interviewers are looking for when they toss them your way.

We all know that body language is important – but how important?

Want to get an insider’s view into how a profession is like, but don’t want all the stuff that are already on the Internet? Informational interview is just the thing for you!

Get ready to talk shop for career sectors where a technical interview is used to assess your specialist subject knowledge!

Employers will want to find out if you have the capabilities that they are looking for through competence-based interviews. Here’s how you can address their needs.

Get an inside look on Scoot's criteria for candidates.

The Ministry of Home Affairs works closely with the Public Service Division (PSD) to provide internship opportunities to local and overseas undergraduates each year. Interested applicants can check with the career office in their campus for these internship opportunities.

Here are some sample questions you could be asked at different stages of the graduate recruitment process at Deloitte, followed by tips on how to show their recruiters that you possess the competencies they're looking for!

CPF Board offers a myriad of opportunities filled with invigorating challenges. We provide graduates with the perfect podium to positively impact the lives of Singaporeans.

Here’s a list of a few things that you should always bring with you to an interview in case things go wrong!

Interviewees aren’t burned at the stake for asking interesting, smart questions. Quite the reverse, in fact! Making your interviewers think "Wow, you’re intelligent!" will make them warm to you in the best possible way.

Make use of the interview process to help you find out if the position or company that you are applying to is your ideal job!

Deliver an engaging introduction of yourself to leave others wanting to know more about you.