Top 10 Questions to Prepare for before a Job Interview
Do you remember the day when you went on a blind date and failed miserably because you weren’t prepared? This can be thousand times worse if you go for an interview unprepared. You have to impress your potential boss and, acing the interview is the best way to leave a mark.
Following is the list of questions to consider while preparing to champion your interview.
1. Describe yourself
The most clichéd of all the questions! Believe me; they are not interested in your name and education. They have your resume for that. Show them what is in your casket.
2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
This is not as complicated as it may sound. Do not play modest. You have to be extremely articulate on this one. The trick is to sound honest.
3. Why did you leave your last job?
Even if you have developed an aversion for your previous organization, please do not bad mouth them. Employers have their secret cult!
4. What do you know about our company?
This one is the easiest to prepare for, thanks to Google. Go through the company’s website before coming for an interview. Chances are you would not remember all the little details but it is always worth a try.
5. How do you handle a difficult situation?
You may have sat in the corner and cried under such nerve wrecking situations, however, please do not even blink on this one. Blow a fist in the air confidently and say, ‘Try Me’.
6. Why have you applied for this position?
The truth is that you have completed your degree and are in dire need for a job. Why tell them that? Wipe off your sweat, play it cool.
7. Where do you see yourself after five years?
You might still be fighting for remote with your siblings; you have to prepare an amazingly futuristic visionary reply for this one. Five years from today? I might be on Mars!
8. Why should we hire you?
Hire me because I am cute would not work here. Think of a worthy answer to this one. This question will also help you understand your standing. If the values align, you will definitely know.
9. What salary range are you looking for?
Chances are that they have already decided your salary package depending on how bad you have answered the questions previously. However, it is always worth a try.
10. What questions do you have for me?
Don’t be duped by that one, it is a trap!
No matter where you apply, these are the FAQs employers usually ask. All you have to be is in command, think about them and be mentally ready for the answers. Honesty can do wonders. So, chill out!
A Selection of Job Interview Quotes
“As long as you’ve got passion, faith, and are willing to work hard, you can do anything and have anything you want in this world.” ~ Unknown
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~ Proverb
“You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own.” ~ D.M. Dellinger
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot
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