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Interview Guide


Interviewing for a job is a difficult task. Nobody likes being analyzed and evaluated. Most people become nervous at the thought of interviewing, and that's normal. However, there are a number of steps you can take to become better at interviewing. Most of those steps involve preparation and practice. You can increase your confidence by identifying your goals, preparing appropriate questions to ask, and anticipating as well as practicing difficult questions. Your increased confidence will make you a more effective communicator.


The Most Popular Questions asked by Interviewers: When researching the question most commonly asked by interviewers the discovery was made that certain questions seem to be the most commonly used. When you read through the following questions consider how you would answer each of them if they were posed to you during an interview, this will help you prepare for when it happens for real.

  • What are your major weaknesses?
  • What type of work experience do you bring to this job?
  • What do you see yourself doing in 5-10 years?
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • What assets do you bring to this company?
  • Discuss a project or undertaking in which you have been successful, why do you believe you succeeded.
  • Discuss something at which you did not succeed, what did you learn from the experience.
  • If you have supervised others, how do you think your staff would describe your management style?
  • How do you feel about working in stressful situations?
  • Would you describe yourself as a thinker or an action taker?
  • Describe a goal you have set for yourself in the past and the steps you took to accomplish it.
  • Pick someone in the business or professional world that you admire- why do you respect this individual?
  • What do you do for fun? What are your personal interests?
  • Describe the type of manager you would like to work for.

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