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Interview Tips : Interview Questions : Example Resumes

  Potential Questions - Interview Tips
Q. Tell me about yourself.
A. This is a very common question that is normally not liked by most interviewees. This question is open-ended with an endless number of possible answers. You need to take this as your opportunity to let the employer know your qualifications and work habits. You want to keep your answer focused on your career and work experience within your career.
Q. Why do you want to leave your current job? (Why did you leave your last job?)
A. This is a very common question at most interviews. You want to avoid trashing past employers and never give the impression that you are changing jobs for money. You want to make the employer think you are making this change as a "career move" and not a "status move".
Q. What are your strengths?
A. This is a great opportunity to let the employer know why they need you and not the other interviewees. Point out your positive job related attributes that would make you a "must have" candidate.
Q. What are your weaknesses?
A. First of all, everybody has weaknesses, but you don't want to spend all day talking about them. Keep your answers work related and try to point out some weaknesses that the interviewer might see as positive. An example of this would be a perfectionist. You think you spend a little too much time looking at the details, instead of just moving on. Avoid saying "I work too hard." This is a predictable, common answer. Lastly, for every weakness, offer a strength that compensates for it.
Q. Which adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
A. Answer with positive, work-oriented adjectives, such as conscientious, hard-working, honest and courteous, plus a brief description or example of why each fits you well.
Q. What do you know about our company?
A. This is a great chance to show the company that you really do want to work for them. Before the interview you want to learn as much as possible about the company to prove you are interested in working for them. You want to research the company by reading their website, news releases, etc… before showing up for the interview.
Q. Why do you want to work for us?
A. Same as above. Research the company before you interview. Avoid the predictable, such as, "Because it's a great company." Say why you think it's a great company.
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