Job interview are more than just knowledges and skills
This post are inspire by Fat4, who can’t get good Malaysia worker
My friend that run an IT business now has a particular way of filter candidates.
A theory he conclude after many experience with employee with “special attitude”.
Here come the best part that he say he will watch out.
– Candidate with strong English education but WEAK traditional background and weak interest on their root
– Candidate that can’t tell any book they recently read in 5 seconds.
But candidate will not know the question until they see the interviewer. The interviewer will potential candidates using various question that few candidate will know the true intention of the interviewer. If the candidates are really good, it doesn’t matter if they bulls their way through, but that mean they are a hell good of a salesperson 😉
When talking about the race preference things, he laugh. It is much simple for most Malaysia private company : unmotivated Malay graduate will automatically screen out themselves by joining the government. 😉 He never have problem with liberal Malay that join his company. And contradict to many Malay that say Chinese give better pay to same race, he pay the same rate to all. Girl also draw the same pay, since it is easier and save all his hassles on assessing each performance from the basic rate. In additional, this also save him staff from getting hunt by head hunter.
By the way, even the Internet are full of information teach the candidate how to react during interview, it seems many Malaysia candidate refuse the learn the no.1 golden rules for job interview : Be prepared.