Merali female students go through a recruitment interview

On September 5, 2018

On May 28th, 2018

On May 13th, 40 Merali female scholarship recipients participated in a writing Curriculum Vitae and recruitment interview skill training course. Trainers were human resources officers from many companies of different fields such as transport, technic, tourism, service, etc.

(Many students were worried because this was the first time they had participated in a recruitment interview)


Each student prepared a CV on her own in advance. The 40 students were then divided into groups to practice interviewing with employers. Although it was just a practice, students said that they feel highly nervous and anxious because of the professionalism of the organizations and the employers. Each student was encouraged to show all of their knowledge, skills, etc to persuade interviewer to choose them.

 (Students were divided into groups to alternately practice interviews and to give comments and get advice from interviewers)


The interviewers in training course included Ms To Mai Anh (T&T Hospitality), Ms Dang Thi Minh Tho (Peugeot Ha Noi), Mr Hoang Quoc Uy ( Uy Tin Phat Co.,Ltd), Mr Pham Van Quan (MP Software), Mr Nguyen Van Thuat ( Duoc Hai Dang Co.,Jsc), Ms Hoang Thi Men (APT Travel). Due to the diversity of the different occupations, the employers created colorful training course with a variety of recruitment styles allowing students to experience and familiarize themselves with the actual recruitment interview.

(From student’s feedback, Ms Dang Thi Minh Tho and Mr Nguyen Van Thuat seemed quite gentle and friendly.)


(Meanwhile, Mr Hoang Quoc Uy was very hard so many students feel highly confused and worried.)


(From experience of working with female students in the CED’s scholarship programs, Ms To Mai Anh understood the embarrassment of the students who participated in the interviews, particularly those for who it was their first time. Throughout the interview process, she advised and educated the students on the real life situations)

(Students not only participated in the recruitment interview, they were but also guided on how to write a resume in order to insure a successful application)

(Students were encouraged to ask questions during the training)

(In addition, students also took part in games to practice soft skills and strengthen relationships.)


(Participants also included male students from AES-VCM Energy Career Scholarship Program. CED regularly organizes student scholarship recipients exchange activities.)


(Afterwards, students and employers took some pictures.)