Ben Huang - Barclays
1. Tell us your story and what you have gained from coaching?
Since I started my studies at university, I submitted a lot of internship applications and aimed to gain work experience in the financial industry in the UK. However, I often found it difficult to pass the first-round telephone interviews and always received rejections in the early stages of applications. The coaching at Mandarin Consulting has provided me with a lot of efficient methods to deal with online applications including CV checking and suggestions on my answers to competency questions in the application forms. I have gained not only the professional techniques to perform well in interviews from the coach, but also encouragement and confidence to tackle any difficulties in the application process.
自从我上大学以来，我提交了很多实习的申请，目的是想获得在英国金融业的工作经验。但是，我发现我连第一轮的电话面试都很难通过，并且总是在申请的早期阶段被拒绝。Mandarin Consulting的求职辅导针对我的在线申请为我提供了许多有效的方法，包括检查简历和对申请表中能力问题的回答的建议。我从导师那里不仅获得了如何在面试中表现良好的专业指导和技巧，还获得了鼓励和信心，从而 克服我在申请过程中的任何困难。
2. What was your specific requirement or concern before you joined the Mandarin Consulting career coaching programme?
I always got very nervous and stressed before and during interviews. I was not confident enough because I didn’t know what the most efficient methods were to prepare for an interview and was unsure whether I was heading in the right direction. I hoped that Mandarin Consulting could help me effectively solve this problem.
3. How did the Mandarin Consulting coach help you solve the problem? Was there a specific solution?
The Mandarin Consulting coach taught me how to do research on the companies with which I was going to interview. They provided me with a lot of insights from their other candidates who had done similar interviews before. I had lots of practice with the coach and became more and more confident. I think it is the experience and encouragement from the coach that helped me solve the problems I was having.
3. Mandarin Consulting的求职导师是如何帮助你解决这个问题的？有没有具体的解决方案？
4. What have you learned about yourself during this journey? How have you changed following the coaching sessions?
I have become a confident person who is able to handle the challenges of interviews. I am able to carry out independent research on the useful information about the companies for which I was applying. I can think and react quickly and flexibly to the questions from the interviewers. More importantly, the job application process has given me confidence to face other difficulties in life. I now very much enjoy highly pressured situations because I believe that I can be successful if I work hard and work smartly. These are the most important lessons I have learned from Mandarin Consulting.