Assignment Content Review the Strategic Management Project Background and your strategic management research journal entries from Weeks 1–4. Create a 10-slide presentation for Caterpillar Inc. leadership in which you summarize your key findings, propose….
Alif was feeling pleased with himself as he had called to attend an interview for the vacant post of Marketing Officer in ZeeMart Sdn Bhd
Alif’s Interview at ZeeMart Sdn Bhd
Alif was feeling pleased with himself as he had called to attend an interview for the vacant post of Marketing Officer in ZeeMart Sdn Bhd. He had put on his new blue shirt and colourful tie which he had bought especially for the interview. According to the company’s letter, his interview was to start at 10.00 am but when he arrived at 9.45 am, he found there were 10 other candidates waiting to be interviewed. The receptionist told him to take a seat and apologized for the delay. His interview was scheduled for 12.00 noon.
At 12.15pm, he was called into interview room where he found himself faced three stern-looking interviewers. The man in middle said, “Are you Alif Hamzah bin Anuar?” He confirmed
the information. These were some confusion while the other two interviewers looked through some papers, exchanged files and whispered together. Alif stood patiently. Eventually, the manon the right said, “Don’t you want to sit down? We can’t interview you while you are standing, you know!” Alif immediately sat on the seat facing the interview panel and said, “I would like to thank you for calling me for this interview. I would be pleased to explain why I think I can contribute to your company as a Marketing Officer.” Upon which, one of the interviewers said, “Young man, just answer our questions, please. Why are you wearing such a colourful tie? Don’t you think it is important to dress conservatively in the office? “Before Alif had a chance to respond, the interviewer seated in the middle asked, “What do you think of our company Product?”Alif’s heart sank. This was not what he had expected at all. He began to regret having applied to this company for a job.
1. Identify the mistakes made by the interview in the case.
2. What might Ali decide to do next?
3. How might the interview process be improved?