Job Interviews

 

Job Interview Questions

 

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After sending in your cover letter and resume, you may be contacted to participate in a job interview. Persons get invited to answer interview questions, only when their cover letter and resume, interests human resource personnel.

 

A job interview consists of asking selected job applicants, specific questions about their skills, knowledge and experiences, verbally. This is to determine the best person for the job available.

 

 

 What To Expect In An Interview 


 

You will usually be interviewed, by 3 or more senior employees in a company or business. The interview questions you will be asked, are tailored to find out who you are as a person, and if you are a good fit, for the business or company.

 

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Therefore your knowledge of the company, the skills you have that are needed for the job, and your work experiences, will be evaluated.  

 

To excel at a job interview, it is important to have job interview questions and answers prepared beforehand.

 

 

 Common Job Interview Questions And Their Answers


 

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(1) Tell me about this company?

 

(2) Describe yourself?

 

(3) What is your greatest weakness?

 

(4) What is your biggest strength?

 

(5) Why should you get this job?

 

(6) Why do you want to work here?

 

(7) What problems did you encounter at past jobs and how did you handle it?

 

(8) What responsibilities did you have at previous jobs?

 

(9) What is your favourite book?

 

(10) Why did choose your college major?

 

(11) How have you dealt with a difficult co-worker?

 

(12) Describe working with a supervisor?

 

(13) You have not worked for a few months, what did you do during this time?

 

(14) What do friends criticise about you?

 

(15) Where do you plan to be in the next ten years?

 

 

How To Make A Great First Impression 

 

Arrive Early

 

First, it is important to arrive early for an interview, at least half an hour before. Failing to reach on time, gives the impression that we are not serious about getting the job.

 

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This also implies that we do not respect the interviewers, even when this is not the case.

 

To avoid problems, know exactly where and when the interview is taking place beforehand. Visit the company or business at least two times before the interview, so you know exactly where to go, and what to do.

 

Visiting the company can also help us to understand the work atmosphere we are in, and help us to feel more comfortable, for the job interview.

 

 

Be Well Groomed


 

The 2nd way to make a great impression is by grooming ourselves adequately. The first thing people see when they look at us is our hair, our face, and the clothes we are wearing. Therefore our physical appearance must be a top priority.

 

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We need to ensure our hair is neatly combed, that we are dressed appropriately for the interview and that our clothes are clean and tidy.

 

 

Our Attitude


 

Having a great attitude is important. Our attitude reflects how we are feeling internally, and impacts the way we treat people, and the way people treat us and views us.

 

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Therefore look and be pleasant, greet the receptionist upon entering the company and the business to show respect, and ensure to greet the interviewers at the appropriate time.

 

 

Being Prepared For The Interview


 

Preparing for job interview questions are crucial in making a great impression. Therefore researching the business or company is mandatory. Finding questions asked by interviewers, as well as the best answers to those questions, are necessary also for success.

 

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It is also important for us to assess our knowledge, skills, and experiences so that we can share them in the interview.

 

It is important therefore for us to practice, regularly, by asking and answering questions, that job interviewers ask applicants. This will help us to respond to questions effectively during the interview and will build also increase our confidence.

 

Friends or family members can also help us with future interviews, by pretending to interview us. This is to show to ourselves and others, how we speak when asked questions, and whether we answered the questions posed or not.

 

If possible, it is a superb idea, to record ourselves being interviewed by friends or family. This is so we can see for ourselves, how the conversation went, and changes that we need to make.

 

How you answer and ask questions in a job interview can also mean the difference between getting a job or not.

 

 

During The Interview


 

During the interview, it is important to listen carefully to the questions being asked and answer accordingly. When answering questions be specific, not general. Draw attention to the skills and experiences you have that is needed for the job you are applying for.

 

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Be prepared for different questions; there may be times where you will be asked a question, that you do not expect. For example, you may be invited to talk about a book you read recently or about a current news topic.

 

Maintain eye contact with the interviewer, ensure to have good posture, and that you speak openly with confidence.

 

Towards the end of the interview, you will be asked if you have any questions. So prepare beforehand to ask a few questions. Stay away from the subject of salary or the amount of money you will make, as this could give a wrong impression to the person interviewing you.

 

 

After The Interview


 

Continue preparing for a job interview, if you receive a call later inviting you to do an interview, thank the person over the phone. Make a note of important details about the interview such as the date, the time, and the location.

 

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20 Ways To Master Your Job Interview Guaranteed


 

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(1) Tell me about this company?

 

(2) Describe yourself?

 

(3) What is your greatest weakness?

 

(4) What is your biggest strength?

 

(5) Why should you get this job?

 

(6) Why do you want to work here?

 

(7) What problems did you encounter at past jobs and how did you handle it?

 

(8) What responsibilities did you have at previous jobs?

 

(9) What is your favourite book?

 

(10) Why did choose your college major?

 

(11) How have you dealt with a difficult co-worker?

 

(12) Describe working with a supervisor?

 

(13) You have not worked for a few months, what did you do during this time?

 

(14) What do friends criticise about you?

 

(15) Where do you plan to be in the next ten years?

 

 

 

 

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