Tout d’abord, quelques liens pour ce qui est de la rédac­tion de votre CV.

Inutile de réin­ven­ter l’eau tiède : il y a déjà des tonnes de ressources dispo­nibles sur Internet concer­nant le CV, la lettre de moti­va­tion et l’en­tre­tien d’embauche.

Les deux premiers liens renvoient vers des conseils de base en fran­çais. Le troi­sième renvoie vers le site About.com avec un dossier très complet en anglais.

C’est bien sûr sur les sites en anglais que vous trou­ve­rez les meilleurs conseils sur le sujet.

 Comment rédiger votre CV en anglais

Resume Writing Help – Information and useful tips to help you write a resume today

La rédac­tion d’un CV (Curriculum Vitae) demande une certaine prépa­ra­tion à ne pas négli­ger. Le CV, égale­ment appelé “resume” (pronon­cez re-su-mé) est votre premier contact avec les employeurs. Il est en d’autres termes votre passe­port à l’emploi, le droit de passage dans le monde du travail.

Conseils de rédaction pour un CV en anglais

L’entreprise.com – Conseils de rédac­tion pour un cv en anglais

Postuler dans une entre­prise étran­gère (ou dont la clien­tèle est étran­gère) exige souvent de rédi­ger sa candi­da­ture dans la langue de Shakespeare. Extrait de Réussir son CV, publié aux éditions L’Express, pour adop­ter les codes en vigueur.

Resumes, cover Letters, and employment-related letters

Jobsearch.about.com – Resumes and letters

Here’s all the infor­ma­tion you need to create effec­tive job search corres­pon­dence, inclu­ding resume, cover letter, and curri­cu­lum vitae writing resources, resume and cover letter samples, thank you letters, resi­gna­tion letters, and all the other letters you will need to write to job search effectively.

Vient ensuite le gros morceau, celui de l’entretien en anglais.

 

Autant vous pouvez faire traduire votre CV sans rien connaître à l’an­glais, autant pour l’en­tre­tien vous êtes en “direct live”. Vous ne pouvez pas tricher. Le premier entre­tien peut toute­fois avoir lieu par télé­phone, ce qui permet d’uti­li­ser des notes comme support.

Là encore, c’est sur les sites anglais et améri­cains que vous trou­ve­rez les conseils les plus judicieux.

Le site About.com propose un guide très complet résumé ci-dessous. Vous trou­ve­rez en fin d’ar­ticle d’autres réfé­rences pour complé­ter ce dossier.

Les entre­tiens d’embauche sont toujours stres­sant, même pour les cher­cheurs d’emploi qui ont passé un nombre incal­cu­lable d’en­tre­tiens. Le meilleur moyen de réduire le stress c’est d’être préparé. Prenez le temps de revoir les ques­tions “stan­dards” abor­dées en entre­tien qui vous seront très proba­ble­ment posées. Revoyez de même les exemples de réponses à faire à ces ques­tions types.

Puis prenez le temps de vous rensei­gner sur l’en­tre­prise. Ainsi, vous serait prêt pour affron­ter ces ques­tions avec des réponses bien construites se rappor­tant spéci­fi­que­ment à l’en­tre­prise avec laquelle vous avez votre entre­tien d’embauche.


Job inter­views are always stress­ful – even for job seekers who have gone on count­less inter­views. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepa­red. Take the time to review the “stan­dard” inter­view ques­tions you will most likely be asked. Also review sample answers to these typi­cal inter­view questions.

Then take the time to research the company. That way you’ll be ready with know­led­geable answers for the job inter­view ques­tions that speci­fi­cally relate to the company you are inter­vie­wing with.

Interview Questions : Work History
  • Name of company, posi­tion title and descrip­tion, dates of employ­ment. – Best Answers
  • What were your expec­ta­tions for the job and to what extent were they met ? – Best Answers
  • What were your star­ting and final levels of compen­sa­tion ? – Best Answers
  • What were your respon­si­bi­li­ties ? – Best Answers
  • What major chal­lenges and problems did you face ? How did you handle them ? – Best Answers
  • What did you like or dislike about your previous job ? – Best Answers
  • Which was most / least rewar­ding ? – Best Answers
  • What was the biggest accom­plish­ment / failure in this posi­tion ? – Best Answers
  • Questions about your super­vi­sors and co-workers. – Best Answers
  • What was it like working for your super­vi­sor ? – Best Answers
  • What do you expect from a super­vi­sor ? – Best Answers
  • Who was your best boss and who was the worst ? – Best Answers
  • Why are you leaving your job ? – Best Answers
  • What have you been doing since your last job ? – Best Answers
  • Why were you fired ? – Best Answers
Job Interview Questions About You
  • What is your grea­test weak­ness ? – Best Answers
  • What is your grea­test strength ? – Best Answers
  • Describe a typi­cal work week. – Best Answers
  • Do you take work home with you ? – Best Answers
  • How many hours do you normally work ? – Best Answers
  • How would you describe the pace at which you work ? – Best Answers
  • How do you handle stress and pres­sure ? – Best Answers
  • What moti­vates you ? – Best Answers
  • What are your salary expec­ta­tions ? – Best Answers
  • What do you find are the most diffi­cult deci­sions to make ? – Best Answers
  • Tell me about your­self. – Best Answers
  • What has been the grea­test disap­point­ment in your life ? – Best Answers
  • What are you passio­nate about ? – Best Answers
  • What are your pet peeves ? - Best Answers
  • What do people most often criti­cize about you ? – Best Answers
  • When was the last time you were angry ? What happe­ned ? – Best Answers
  • If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do diffe­rently ? – Best Answers
  • If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say ? Best Answers
  • Do you prefer to work inde­pen­dently or on a team ? – Best Answers
  • Give some examples of team­work. – Best Answers
  • What type of work envi­ron­ment do you prefer ? – Best Answers
  • How do you evaluate success ? – Best Answers
  • If you know your boss is 100% wrong about some­thing how would you handle it ? – Best Answers
  • Describe a diffi­cult work situa­tion / project and how you over­came it. – Best Answers
  • Describe a time when your work­load was heavy and how you hand­led it. – Best Answers
  • More job inter­view ques­tions about your abili­ties. – Best Answers
  • More job inter­view ques­tions about you. – Best Answers
Job Interview Questions About the New Job and the Company
  • What inter­ests you about this job ? – Best Answers
  • Why do you want this job ? – Best Answers
  • What appli­cable attri­butes / expe­rience do you have ? – Best Answers
  • Are you over­qua­li­fied for this job ? – Best Answers
  • What can you do for this company ? – Best Answers
  • Why should we hire you ? – Best Answers
  • Why are you the best person for the job ? – Best Answers
  • What do you know about this company ? – Best Answers
  • Why do you want to work here ? – Best Answers
  • What chal­lenges are you looking for in a posi­tion ? – Best Answers
  • What can you contri­bute to this company ? – Best Answers
  • Are you willing to travelà – Best Answers
  • Is there anything I haven’t told you about the job or company that you would like to know ? – Best Answers
Interview Questions : The Future
  • What are you looking for in your next job ? What is impor­tant to you ? – Best Answers
  • What are your goals for the next five years / ten years ? – Best Answers
  • How do you plan to achieve those goals ? – Best Answers
  • What are your salary requi­re­ments – both short-term and long-term ? – Best Answers
  • Questions about your career goals. – Best Answers
  • What will you do if you don’t get this posi­tion ? – Best Answers

Tough Interview Questions

These are some of the more diffi­cult inter­view ques­tions that you may be asked on a job interview.

Customer Service / Retail Interview Questions

These are ques­tions you may be asked on an inter­view for a retail or custo­mer service position.

Teacher Job Interview Questions

Questions you might be asked during a teacher job inter­view, sugges­ted answers, and advice for acing a teacher job interview.

Interview Questions to Ask

The last job inter­view ques­tion you may be asked is “What can I answer for you?” Have an inter­view ques­tion or two of your own ready to ask. You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you are also inter­vie­wing the employer to assess whether this company and the posi­tion are a good fit for you.

Behavior Based Interview Questions

In addi­tion to being ready to answer these stan­dard ques­tions, prepare for beha­vior based inter­view ques­tions. This is based on the premise that a candi­da­te’s past perfor­mance is the best predic­tor of future perfor­mance. You will you need to be prepa­red to provide detai­led responses inclu­ding speci­fic examples of your work experiences.

Compile Responses to Interview Questions

Take the time to compile a list of responses to both types of inter­view ques­tions and to itemize your skills, values, and inter­ests as well as your strengths and weak­nesses. Emphasize what you can do to bene­fit the company rather than just what you are inter­es­ted in.

Add an Interview Question

Have you been asked an inter­view ques­tion that isn’t on the list ? Share the ques­tions you have been asked on job inter­views and add them to our list.

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