Impressive Self-introduction during interviews

At the beginning of interviews with Japanese companies, interviewers will ask the applicants to do a self-introduction, in order to have a brief understanding in a short time. It is different from talking about your advantages, special skills and talents in details. However, mentioning something more about the connection between yourself and the company needs while self-introduction could help you to leave a good impression to the interviewers, as well as provide topics for the interview afterwards. This article will teach you what are proper to say during interview and the things need to pay special attention to.

The thing you’re supposed to say during self-introduction

A successful self-introduction not only can let the interviewers know things such as your home town and personalities but also can break down the embarrassing atmosphere as well as make ways for the following conversation. The interviewers won’t look through everyone’s resume and application form carefully, that’s why self-introduction can provide detailed information basing on your CV.A successful self-introduction not only can let the interviewers know things such as your home town and personalities but also can break down the embarrassing atmosphere as well as make ways for the following conversation. The interviewers won’t look through everyone’s resume and application form carefully, that’s why self-introduction can provide detailed information basing on your CV.

Which should include:

・ Name

・ Education and work experiences

・ Professional skills

・ Hobby and talents

In a word, to summarize key information briefly is of great importance in a self-introduction. Yet, putting some key words that may impress the interviewers to the part you planned to emphasis and break out in detail can be a bonus point.

The things you should pay attention to while self-introduction

Content

Normally, interview starts with applicants’ self-introduction, end up with self-display and job orientation made by each applicant solely. Therefore if you do much self-display or job orientation in your self-introduction, you will be repeating some information afterwards. Though it’s great to show your advantages and how eager you are, better make it an ending focus.

The way you speak

Answering the questions loudly and clearly with an optimistic attitude. In addition, look directly into the interviewers’ eyes. It’s important to communicate with eyes.

Time

Sometimes, you would get instructions like give a self-introduction within 30 seconds or 2 minutes. If there’s no time limitation, self-introduction normally finished within around 1 minute (250 to 300 words in Japanese). People tend to speak faster when feeling nervures, so you’d better practice for a few times before the interview.

Examples

In the end, let’s see two detailed examples, one is particularly focuses on introducing him/herself, while the other mentioning something more about the connection between yourself and the company needs.

Example 1

Example 2

Referring to the points listed and examples above, think about how to make a self-introduction that can leave a good impression.

Read more about Japanese recruitment information, see Japanese-Jobs.comhttps://jp.japanese-jobs.com/en).

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