Preparation is the number one tool
for job interviews. Ever wonder what the most common questions are that
interviewers ask, and the best ways to respond?
Check it out:
5 Common Interview Questions:
-Tell me about yourself
-Why do you think you are the best fit for this job?
-Why would you be an asset to this company?
-Why are you interested in our company?
-Elaborate on your experiences- what were some key takeaways?
How to answer them and stand out as
a star candidate:
-Don’t ramble on with your life story, keep it short and highlight what makes
you interesting and talented.
-Briefly describe your best skills and how your experience relates to the
position and how you could apply your experiences to the duties of this new
-Emphasize your personality traits, such as: dedication, loyalty, passion for
this type of work, detail-oriented, organized, etc.
-Research the organization or company thoroughly. Be able to cite specific
projects, the company’s success and your knowledge and interest in the
-Don’t read off of your resume word for word, but pick out one or two things
from each experience to highlight. And always quantify your
experiences. For example, if you handled a budget of $5,000 for an event, state it.
Finally, be sure to ask thoughtful
questions of your own! Remain calm and confident, show them that you are the
best person for this job and you’ll be well on your way to the top of the
candidate list. Don’t forget to send a handwritten thank you note to the people
you interviewed with and follow up with the company if you haven’t heard anything
back within a week.
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