No matter what kind of job you are going for — The key is to PREPARE YOURSELF
Below are killer interview questions to prepare with
- Why do you want to work here?
- Give reasons why we should we hire YOU?
- Why did you leave your last job?
- Have you ever been fired or forced to resign?
- Can you explain this gap in your employment history? What have you been doing for the “X” months since you were last employed?
- Why have you had so many jobs in such a short period of time?
- What have you learned from your mistakes?
- What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
- Can you tell me about an important written document you were required to complete?
Sample example on how to answer Interview Questions
Q: What did you like best and least about your previous job?
A: This question reveals a lot about you. You want to indicate that what you liked best about your last job are things that will appeal to the Hiring Manager. Show that your last job allowed you to demonstrate many of the desirable. Give specific examples of how your last job allowed you to flex your skills and show your maturity. Never make statements like “I like that my last company gave me a lot of vacation days,” or something similar. When answering about what you liked least, keep it short, do not be negative, and relate your answer to how your last job limited you in your ability to exhibit positive Behavioral Competencies.
Q: Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
A: This is a problem solving question that tests your critical thinking skills. This is a great question for showing that you are a creative and capable problem solver. The problem you select to use as an example should be as similar as possible to a problem that you are likely to face at the job you are interviewing for.
Q: Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills. What did you do?
A: Workplace stress is an issue for everyone. Don’t pretend that you never get stressed out. You want to show that you can deal with stress and cope with difficult situations. Show that you are calm under pressure, and know how to avoid stress in the first place through planning and time management.
” Well I think it is important to remember that stress effects everyone, and it is inevitable that sometimes people are going to have bad days. That is why I try to give people the benefit of the doubt when they seem to have a short fuse. What I do personally is try to control my response to a situation. You can’t necessarily control what happens to you, but you can control your response. What I try to do is lengthen the time between the stressful situation and my response — so that I can identify the cause of the stress and decide what I can do about it.