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English Job Interview

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Hello, xxx, I'm xxx. Thanks so much for coming in.

It's my pleasure, thanks so much for meeting with me.

Small Talk

How are you doing?

I'm great, thank you. And you?

How are you doing today?

Oh, hi xxx, I'm doing great. Thank you. Nice to meet you.

Where are you calling from today?

Oh, I live in xxx.

E.g. I live in Wuhan, China. It's really a great city.

Common Question

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

(Focus on education and work history. Around a minute) I studied at xxx and graduated in xxx with a xxx degree in xxx. I've been working at xxx for x years as a xxx. I have x years of experience in xxx. I'm responsible for xxx.

E.g. I studied at LTU and graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science. I have 6 years of experience in front end development. I'm currently working in an education company.

Can you tell me how you heard about this position?

I read about this position on your website.

E.g. You know I received your email. Then I open the link in it, and apply this position.

What you know about our company?

Well, I know xxx for a long time. I know your company specializes in xxx. I personally use your xxx for xxx. Yeah, I love xxx. That's why I want to work there.

E.g. I searched on Google and found your company is very great. You're using AI to help company answer their own business questions for their customers and crawl web pages.

What attracted you to our company?

To be honest, what really caught my eye was your xxx.

E.g. To be honest, what really caught my eye was that you really value technology. You're looking for candidates on GitHub. People active on GitHub are passionate about technology.

What would you say is your greatest strength?

My greatest strength is xxx.

E.g. My greatest strength is I love learning new things and try them. I learned a lot about front end, back end, database, mobile development, design and AI.

What would is your greatest weakness?

My greatest weakness is xxx.

E.g. My greatest weakness is to keep balance. I sometime over pursue perfect that let me tired and overworked.

What do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, I would like to be xxx.

E.g. In 5 years, I would like to more expert in coding and English and work aboard. Because it seems the only way to do what I love. In China, focus on coding will lose job and need to do another work in the middle age.

Do you have any questions for me?

Actually, yes. I was wondering what the next step was the application process.

When you've chosen the candidate what will success look like.

E.g. Have you chatted with other foreign candidates before? How did they perform in the interview?

E.g. Where do you think I can improve?

Why do you want this job?

I think I am a good fit/match to this job.


How familiar are you with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Java?

Yeah, I have experience with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. I first started learning those language back in college. Those were my daily tools during my previous job. As for Java, I'm really excited about learning Java or whatever other languages needed for this position.

What's the most challenging project you've worked on during the past few years?

Well, ... I was the developer but I also to some functions design. It was a challenging task because xxx.

E.g. Well, I'd say workbench is the most challenging project. Because It's really a big project, many teachers using it for a long time every day and it updates rapidly. We should use various technology and rules to ensure the project quality and development efficiency.

Which one did you work on this project for?

That was with my last company, They're an xxx in xxx.

E.g. That was with my current company. We implement this function to help teachers save their time.

And do you mind my asking why you're leaving?

Sure, no problem. ... I learned a lot while there. However, ... I thought it would be best to look for other opportunities.

E.g. Sure, no problem. I plan to work aboard, so this's my first step to archive this goal. Although I learned a lot while current company. I thought it's time to look for other opportunities to archive my goal.

I'd like us to do a quick coding exercise.

Sure, I'll give it my best try.


You did xxx very well.

Well, thanks for the compliment. I think my xxx could be better. But I really enjoy xxx whenever I get the chance.