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Some additional questions I'd like to add:
1) What do yo know about our company?
Do your research long before you go to the interview. Start on their website and understand what the company does. Look for press releases.
2) How do you handle feedback (criticism) ?
This is a trick question that probably has more wrong answers than right answers.
Keep the response simple but geared toward accepting feedback or criticism (constructive or otherwise) as a way of making yourself better at what you do to be a stronger contributor to the company.
3) Why should we hire you?
Don't panic if this comes up. Keep it simple. Talk about yourself--your work experience and what you think you can contribute to their business.
Best of luck.
I'll start by giving you a few very common interview questions and follow that up with a tip that will help you answer questions that you may not have prepared for.
1. What are your strengths?
2. What are your weaknesses?
3. What motivates you?
4. Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?
5. Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
6. Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
7. Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
8. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
9. What can you offer us that someone else can not?
10. What questions do you have for me?
Keep in mind that you'll never be able to think of every possible question that an interviewer may ask. Just remember that when they ask you questions, the interviewer is listening to hear how sincere you are with your answers, how prepared you are for the job today and for growth in the short-term and long-term future, and why you bring a better value to the company than all other candidates for the job. If you are confident in the answer to these 3 questions, everything else tends to fall into place.
I highly recommend that you check out books from your local library on interview questions and answers. Usually the questions are related to the subject of the job for which you are applying. So the interviewer will be checking the items you mentioned on your resume, and asking about your experience in the field. Also the interviewer will be looking for a way to separate you from the other candidates. How detailed depends on the interviewer. Remember that the interview process is not a selection process. Instead it is an elimination process. Mostly the interviewer is looking for a reason to narrow down the choice, so that the ultimate selection is made simpler.
I recommend you prepare answers to the following:
Why are you looking now?
What makes you different?
What do you do well, what do you have problems with?
How much money do you want to earn? Trick questions!
What accomplishments can you point to?
Are you and independent worker or can you work in a team? This is a trick question.
Then also questions specific to the job.
There are countless other questions. Definitely check out several books, especially ones with answers to the questions.
Study up on the company before going to the interview.
Frame ALL answers in terms of the job for which you are applying.
Remember that the interviewer is really only interested in how you can help them, so dont get deflected by questions about your likes/dislikes, what you want. Answer in terms of how you can benefit them.
Be prepared to ask some questions yourself. Make them questions about what youd be doing on the job and the expectations of the interviewer.
Hope this helps ..Astor
Resume? Where did you work prior? Why did you leave? Are you able to get to work everyday? What motivates you? Strengths? Weakness'? Describe yourself in just a few words. Any questions for me?