Interview experience: Daewoo International 2010 (Steel)

I was in the afternoon group so I arrived at noon and the interview started at 12:30. It was a personality interview where six executives asked questions of me. I was the only interviewee and the atmosphere was very heavy.

What do you know about our company? Tell us in English.
Why did you apply here?
What are our strong and weak points compared to our competitors?
Why did you apply for the steel sector?
Tell us as much as you can about the steel industry.
You have an interesting hobby. Why do like boxing and what have you learned from boxing?
How god is your English and do you speak other languages?
Tell us about a failure you’ve experienced.

Interesting that there weren’t many personality questions in the personality part of the interview.

Then they put me ina room with a laptop, gave me a topic, and 45 minutes to prepare a presentation. “What are the main issues of CEPA with India and what is your opinion? Suggest business strategies for our company.”

I used the net to do some research and created a PowerPoint presentation. Then I delivered a 5 minute presentation to 4 workers who asked some follow up question on my content.

Tell us more about the water business.
How did you think of trading cotton and silk between India and Korea?
Where did you get your information?
Tell us more about the natural gas business.
Sum up the presentation in Korean.

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About the Author

James Trotta began teaching public speaking in 2002 and interview skills in 2008. Somewhere in between he began teaching intercultural communication, public speaking, and resume / cover letter writing.

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