When it comes to interviewing for a winning job, there are 3 steps that you should prepare:
- Learn the general interview questions to expect, and understand the intent behind each.
- Strategically craft a great answer for each question.
- Practice the interview as long as possible.
Enough. Once you successfully follow those three steps, you start getting job offers. Of course, each individual step is in itself an art and a science.
On the Nextjobnet blog, the posts tell you about the strategy, share the NextJob approach or formula to answer them, and provide sample answers that work well (and some to avoid as well).
Let’s take a look at some common interview questions which you should prepare in advance that will definitely be asked by the Interviewer.
Most Common Interview Questions and Answers
How to answer: “Tell me about yourself”
Often asked at the beginning of an interview, this is your opportunity to give an elevator pitch that gives the interviewer a quick idea of you. Used wisely, this elevator pitch can get the interviewer very interested in your next answer. When used incorrectly, the interviewer may block your attention before you have a chance to answer a second question.
How to answer: “Describe your current (or most recent)”
One of the easiest interview questions to answer – but you still need to use it to highlight the greatness related to your job. See our guide to answering and winning examples in this article.
How to answer: “Why are you now looking for a new opportunity?”
The question that can either put your interviewer at ease or raise serious red flags. This question is a prime example of why it is important to understand the reason an interviewer asks each question, and why strategic thinking is required to craft winning answers.
How to answer: “What is your strength?”
Your chance to toss your own horn – but be sure to do it artistically. Being able to do 20 pull-ups does not count as strength. Make sure your answer is specific, personalized, and really impressive – this article will walk you through that.
How to answer: “What is your biggest weakness?”
One of the most searched interview questions of all time, a question with “weakness” is difficult to deal with properly. As long as you are careful, it can overwhelm you. Apparently, “I work very hard” is not the answer (although you will find a lot of bad advice elsewhere that advocates saying this).
How to answer: “Why do you want to work here?”
Do not say that “ I want to work here for money” as it will leave a very bad impression on the recruiter. Understood? You are already off to a better start than some candidates.
How to answer: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
Probably one of the most difficult questions – but it also requires an artificial and diplomatic answer. Another common variation of this interview question is “What are your goals?”.
Follow these commandments and they can take you to the promised land – or the promised cubicle (same thing).
Once you cover all the general interview questions and prepare great answers, it is time to practice. If you are in search of your dream job , then you can Sign up to our website and you can find a lot of jobs according to your skills. Good luck!