Candidates who have obtained the requirement in the previous evaluations will be admitted to the next step: the interview.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for the interview!
1/ Be yourself: it is an opportunity to stand out!
The interview is a chance to show your personality, your motivation and your ability. The interviewers do NOT have access to your application file, nor to the marks obtained in the previous evaluations. It is an opportunity to talk about yourself. No need to try to pass yourself off as someone you are not! In order for the interview panel to get a feel for your personality, avoid formatting your answers.
Be relaxed, be yourself!
The interview will be in English and last about 30 minutes. To start, you will have 2 minutes to introduce yourself, within an introductory sequence of 5 minutes: explaining your background, your profile and your experience for WeShall Education. You will be encouraged to discuss your motivation. To be able to showcase your motivation, you should be able to show that you know WeShall Education.
The admissions panel also expects you to be well informed about what is going on with you, and your plan for the future.
3/ Prepare your equipment in advance
The interviews will take place on Zoom or ClassIn. Although it implies fewer costs and stress, there are still some important details to prepare:
- Install Zoom / ClassIn on your computer. You need the latest version of Zoom / ClassIn: if you already have it installed on your computer, please update it.
- Punctuality is essential, even for a remote interview. Log into the virtual meeting at least 10 minutes in advance to get ready.
- Make sure your equipment is working properly: your video and sound quality and your internet connection.
4/ Optimise your environment
Choose a quiet room where you can be alone and relaxed. Sit facing a light source: avoid windows behind you. Place the camera at eye level in front of you, raising your laptop if necessary. Preferably use a headset with a microphone, to avoid background noise. Make yourself comfortable, stay calm and relaxed: the purpose of the interview is both to assess whether you suit our programmes and work environment and to see if WeShall Education is the right choice for your future plans and expectations.
5/ Do not despair if you think the interview went badly!
The interview is not an eliminatory exam: your application is assessed based on combined evaluations. Successful candidates are selected for their ability to stand out in different and complementary fields. And above all, your feeling at the end of the interview is not always reliable: what you might have thought was a "mistake" was not necessarily seen as such by the interviewers. Stay patient and wait for the results!
Good luck to you!