Arbutus #MyFirstAutomatic with @lkzx (Part 3)
Part 3: My First Time Interviewing a Candidate
Meet Larry Koh, also known as @lkzx on Instagram. Here he shares with us his first experiences with Arbutus and how Arbutus Classic Skeleton AR904SWF is an ideal choice for his first mechanical watch.
How did you prepare for your first interview session as an interviewer?
I prepped my first interview session by reading up a lot on the candidates resume, as well as googling and learning from previous experience as an interviewee, as to how to ask relevant and important questions to judge and determine if the candidate is a good fit to the company or not.
What do you look for when interviewing candidates?
I look for candidates that are confident. And has prepped well for the interview. I feel that these things make a difference. On top of that, someone that dresses well definitely has a plus point too.
Tips for Interviewee: What tips would you give someone who’s preparing for an interview?
Prepped well in terms of getting ready for questions asked. Learn abit about the role you’re signing up for, as well as the company. Be confident, and try to always maintain eye contact.
Tips for Interviewer: What tips would you give to someone who’s conducting an interview?
Always be in a listening mode, and try not to interrupt the interviewee as much as you can. Learn to read not just the content shared, but the body language and the tone too.
[More about the interview]
How did the interviewee grab your attention?
By being confident and knowing when to speak, and when to just sit back and listen.
What are your thoughts and feelings when conducting the interview?
Nervous as always. But these things get better along with more sessions clocked, and experience.