When it comes to your upcoming interview, preparation is key. It will help you do your best, plus help calm your nerves. You’ll be able to give a great interview, plus appear cool, calm and collected.
Top Seven Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
As you prepare, it helps to review common interview questions and think ahead about how you’d answer them. Be ready with answers to all of the following:
- So, Tell Me About Yourself. One of the most common questions, this tends to put many interviewees on edge. But this is a question on a topic you know everything about! Still, your interviewer isn’t asking to hear your entire life story—they want to know more about your experience and qualifications, and even a little about your career passion: what led you to where you are today?
- How Did You Hear About This Job? To answer this question, simply state how you learned of the job (contact, article or online post, for example) and why you were excited to learn about it. Share your enthusiasm!
- What Do You Know About This Company? This is your chance to show you’ve done your homework. Always look up the company online before you arrive at the interview and learn more about them. Read their mission statement, history and what they’re all about. Then, describe what you learned and why it makes you want to work there.
- Why Should We Hire You? What makes you the perfect candidate for the job? Think about your knowledge, skills and experience, and what they’re looking for in an employee. How are you just what they need, and how will you help the company?
- What is Your Greatest Professional Accomplishment? When you think back to all the projects you’ve worked on, which are you most proud of and why? By showing how you’ve achieved amazing things in the past, it can help convince an employer to hire you!
- Describe a Challenge You Faced at Work and How You Handled It. Your interviewer is looking for problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, plus how well you work with others. The best answer shows you tackled a challenge and overcame obstacles, plus that you’re adaptable.
- Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? Many employers want to hire a candidate who’s in it for the long haul. When you answer this question, describe your hopes for your future with the company.
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