INTERVIEW GOLDEN TIPS
Interviews can be nerve reckoning for anybody! But a well-ensured candidate can have an upper hand in any interview.
A few tips to consider for an interview are as follow:
- research as much possible about the company prior to the interview
- make sure you wear clean, tidy and smart clothes
- make much eye contact with the interviewer as possible
- be confident and well prepared
- don`t lie
- don`t stress yourself if you don`t know an answer
FREQUENTLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
• Tell me about yourself;
• Tell me about your current / most recent position;
• Why are you looking for this change?
• What functions and tasks do you enjoy the most?
• What are your strengths and weaknesses?
• What are your plans for the future?
• What was your last manager like?
• What is the hardest job you have ever had?
• How would your colleagues describe you?
• If you had to use five adjectives to describe yourself, what would they be?
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE ASKING
Some useful questions you may wish to ask them:
• What are the company’s plans over the next few years?
• Why did the interviewer join the company?
• What are the backgrounds of the rest of the team?
• What are the expectations in the first 6 months?
10 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED
Continuing yesterday`s series of setting up businesses, I`ve been asked by one of my friends today to answer "How To Answer The Most Common Interview Questions"?
My answer to her was detailed for each one of the major questions:
- Tell Me About Yourself…
At this question, you must not waste more than 2-3 minutes and neither repeats the info from the CV. Instead focus on creating a great image of yourself, an image that would sell you as the best option for them.
- What Do You Know About The Company?
Going the extra mile and researching on the company`s social media about current projects and your intention to help them develop this always helps.
- What Motivates You?
Whether you`re a creative or key problem solver, there`s no good or bad answer, as long as you back it up with examples.
- What Do You Consider To Be Your Weaknesses?
Never answer that you`re a perfectionist and have no problems ... always state your problem and how you tackle it.
- What Is Your Ideal Job?
The safest way to answer this question is by relating it to the skills you are most confident in and how you want to make use of them for the company`s benefit.
- What Are Your Salary Expectations?
You don`t want to look cheap or unaffordable. Best to research the market wages for that position to give a reasonable estimate.
- Why Is There A Gap In Your Work History?
Try, to be honest, and state why you were out of work, but always remember to highlight how you used that time to improve yourself.
- How Do You React To Pressure Or A Stressful Situation?
The best answer here is to give an example of when you acted calmly in a stressing scenario. Also, remember to talk about your "coping mechanism".
- Why Are You Looking To Leave Your Current Role?
NEVER criticise your current employer as this will backfire. try instead explaining how you are looking for a career advancement.
- Do You Have Any Further Questions?
Not to waste the opportunity, here you should refer to finding out about training schemes offered by the company to highlight that you are looking for improvements.
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