Interviews are questions which you must answer. How about preparing for the ten obvious question you will encounter?
1. Tell us about yourself
2. What are your strengths?
3. What personal weaknesses could affect your work?
4. What makes you the most suitable candidate?
5. Where do you expect to be in the next five years?
6. Why did you apply for this position?
7. How much do you expect to earn?
8. What drives you?
9. Do you believe you are a good team player and why?
10. Do you have any question for us?
It is not a must that you be asked these questions. You may even encounter weird ones like if you were an animal, what would you be? These questions test you instantaneous thoughts. All you need are creative, thoughtful and sensible answers.
1. Tell Us About Yourself
Be brief and highlight your unique points. After all, they shortlisted you and know your academic qualifications. Use the opportunity to display your insight including ambitions. Make it as positive as possible, otherwise the job interview will not go well.
2. What Are Your Strengths?
Everyone can pluck adjectives like diligent, hardworking and confident To hack this question, identify three areas you are good at and provide evidence. Talk about how your unique contribution changed company fortunes or sales numbers, etc.
3. What Personal Weaknesses Could Affect Your Work?
You will fail by saying that you have no weaknesses. Back handed compliments like “I can work overnight” will also not hack it. Remember that recognition of your weakness is a strength. The interviewer is testing your honesty. Point at something you are working to resolve like deficiency in language or mathematic skills. Choose something not directly related to your role but will make you a better employee.
4. What Makes You The Most Suitable Candidate?
Let it be known that everyone who came for the interview is qualified. Your focus should, therefore, be on your unique abilities. Even if you do not meet all the requirements, by virtue of your presence, you are equal to all the rest. Highlight your efforts to improve your current skill set.
5. Where Do You Expect To Be In The Next Five Years?
Bosses know that ambitious people will bring better results. These ambitions should be conceptualized within the context of interviewing organization. Back your ambitions with actions like school and other activities you are engaging to get you where you want to be.
6. Why Did You Apply For This Position?
The panel wants to know how much you researched about the company. Do not be negative about your previous employer. Mention career path, ambition, good reputation, etc. Back all assertions with the practical steps you are taking to get where you want to be. Regarding this, the lettera di presentazione will be probably the best choice to approach the company.
7. How Much Do You Expect To Earn?
This is a trap. Do not fall. Avoid specific figures, rather mention a range. Include such benefits as time off, pension, health insurance, etc. Conduct prior research to know what people in that category earn.
8. What Drives You?
This question demands a personal answer. In fact, all are right since it could be career growth for one and catering for a family for another. The motivation should not be negative or in a way that it compromises your work ethics.
9. Do You Believe You Are A Good Team Player And Why?
This is a crucial question for management and team leader positions. The answer should come from your engagement in social organizations and not necessary professional life. Professional team work is an obligation. Let your papers and answer be sufficient proof that you are good in teamwork.
10. Do You Have Any Question For Us?
Prepare at least a relevant question in advance. Let it be insightful and about your role. Ask the panel to expound on something that was mentioned lightly. It shows you were alive in the interview. You may also consider asking about feedback and how to prepare for reporting.
These questions are not mandatory. Remember that you can skip questions that are too personal without being rude. Avoid giving answers as if they were rehearsed. Make the interview a conversation and leave the panel wondering when you will report to work. Good Luck.