(5) Job Interview – Self-Introduction
Their first question at the interview will be "Please introduce yourself." The interviewer determines from the initial impression, communication skills, job experience summary, and self-introduction whether your experience is relevant to the company. We also check your personality and compatibility with other employees based on your expression and tone. First of all, you need to give your name first, and then briefly describe your own work experience (or life experience) that you can use in the company. At the end, say "Honjitsuha dozo yoroshiku onegaishmasu. (I look forward to working with you today)."
■Self-introduction at a Job Interview in Japan
How can you make the most of your appeal in a short amount of a job interview? Sometimes the interviewer will ask you, "Please introduce yourself in about 3 minutes." but even if you don't have that kind of restriction, you should probably finish within 1 to 3 minutes. If you don't have work experience at your previous job, you can talk about what you have studied from high school to university, or what you have done with part-time jobs, club activities, or hobbies like sports.
Also, it is important to make your introduction sound useful for the job. If they are in an online business, talk about building a website as a hobby, or if they're in the service business, talk about your previous part-time job at a restaurant, so that you seem to have a potential skill for the job.
And talk specifically and clearly. If you have a job at the moment, speak out clearly and confidently about your position and what you've accomplished. However, it is negative if it is lengthy. Also not be boastful. State the facts in plain language.
Good example of self-introduction in a Japanese job interview
Nice to meet you. I'm Michael Jackson from Vietnam. I have made various efforts to achieve my goals once I set them up. In order to work in Japan, I learned English and Japanese and acquired qualifications. I am confident that I will learn and study things I have never experienced before. Your company hosts various international events. I would like to make use of my English and Japanese skills to actively contribute to the company while absorbing new things. Thank you very much for the interview opportunity today.
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