Can you tell me a little about your working experience?


Woman is working at a computer, an older model. We can see other things on her working table, a mouse, a printer, some papersMost job applicants underestimate questions about their working experience, or about their education.

But you should already know that interviewers observe a lot of things while you answer each of their questions.

For example, they ask you to tell them a little about your working experience. Many job applicant do no catch the important word, or they simply ignore it.

They start talking about each and every job they had, and they narrate it in great detail.

For us, the interviewers, it is a clear sign that they do not listen carefully, that they do not talk to the point. A good secretary can not afford such weaknesses. Oppositely, she should be an excellent listener.

While answering questions such as “Describe yourself in one sentence.”, “Tell us a little about your working experience,”, or “List three abilities that characterize you.”, it is crucial to do only what they really ask you to do.

Show them that you listen carefully, that you do what you are supposed to do.


Focus on important things

Man woring in an office, we can see a few windows on his computer screen, and he is just calling someone. Some secretaries speak about their former bosses, complaining, revealing information (sometimes confidential information), referring to reasons why they left their last job. However, this is the worst thing you can do in an interview.

If you decide to talk about your previous boss in an interview (or if you are asked to do so), you should talk nicely about them.

However, I would advice you to avoid talking about them altogether. Good secretary should talk about totally different matters, such as their achievements from last job, the value they brought to their past employers, important lessons they learned in their last job, etc.

Conclusion: Choose one or two relevant positions, and speak about your achievements, value you brought with your work, and lessons you learned.

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