Interview Questions Help
Interview questions are designed to be tough. No one likes them but interviews are the final stage before getting that dream job. You will find listed below advice on answering some of the most popular interview questions and some that you are yet to come across. For more help take a look at our interview tips and writing services.
What Qualities Do You Think You Can Bring to This Job Position?
What’s Your Greatest Strength?
Tell Us About the Biggest Challenge You’ve Ever Faced in Your Career?
What Is Your Biggest Weakness?
What Is Your Present Boss Like?
Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years’ Time?
What Would Your Work Colleagues Say About You?
What Interests Do You Have Outside of Work?
Why Do You Want to Leave Your Present Job?
This is a bit of a pointless question as the chances of the interviewer getting a straight answer are fairly limited.
The reality is if the job you are in doesn’t pay very well and you want to earn more than you are going to be looking for a new job. It might be that your current boss is difficult, and you don’t like them, it could be you can’t stand working with John in accounts; however you aren’t going to say any of these reasons (are you?).
The best answer is always you are looking for career progression or that you are looking to expand your skills / experience further.
As mentioned earlier, try not to be negative about the job you are leaving as it reflects on your loyalty to a potential employer.
Tell Me About Yourself?
Sounds a bit like the sort of question you get asked on a date! This isn’t as straightforward to answer as it might seem. Firstly, don’t start rambling on about how much you love watching the latest cool programme TV, that isn’t what the interviewer is looking to hear. You probably need to answer this question with a question.
Perhaps you could try saying, “What would you like to know about me?”
This then gives your interviewer the chance to get you to tell them exactly what information they are looking for. By asking this question you will be better placed to know what information the interviewer is trying to determine, which will probably be based around your current job not necessarily your personal life.
Sometimes your interviewer might ask about your hobbies and again you should try to pick out points that relate to the job you are applying for even if they are remote. If possible, keep this part of the interview to a minimum.
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