Interviews are never fun, but getting the job of your dream is always something that you hope for, right? Well, in order to get your dream job you must first make it through a series of interviews. It is because of this that I want to help you answer any interview questions with ease.
Depending on the kind of position you are looking to get, you could be asked any number of questions. But, what you need to know are some of the basic questions that all interviewers ask. Some of these questions will seem simple to answer, however, the interviewer is probably looking for a specific type of answer. I know this is probably getting confusing, so let’s get started right now.
Sample Interview Questions And Responses
What do you bring to the table as far as your skills?
This is a very common question that you will be asked, but don’t panic if you don’t have all the skills they are looking for. What you need to do is talk about specific skills you have and how those will benefit the company. As far as the weaknesses that you have, you need to play with your words a little bit so that your weakness actually sounds like a positive to another scenario. Doing this will take some practice, but that is why I am wanting you to learn about it now rather than later.
Why do you want to work for our company?
Another common question, but one that most people get wrong. Don’t just come out and say that they are the best company out there because I guarantee you that they already know they are not the best. What you need to do is start off by talking about how you feel your skills and work ethic would be an ideal fit together. This is what interviewers like to hear. They want to know how you can benefit them, not how their company can benefit you and where you want to be in 10 years.
If given two tasks by management, which one would you do first?
The obvious answer would be the one that is more time sensitive, however, this is not the answer they are looking for. The correct answer that you need to give the interviewer is that you would tell management that you already have a task in progress, but if it would be ok if you delegate their task and then oversee the final product. By doing this you are showing initiative, and most importantly you are getting everything done as quickly as possible. Whatever you do, you never want to say you will do one task first and then when it is done you will complete the next one. Sometimes this takes too long and time is money in business.
If I were to give you this job and you start at 8 A.M. on Monday, then what time would you get here?
Again, the obvious answer would be 8, but the correct answer would be 7:30. Now, you are probably wondering why you should be at work so early and the answer is simple, you should try to meet as many coworkers as you possibly can before the start of your day. I say this because interviewers don’t want to know that you plan on using work time to meet your coworkers and see what you will be doing for the day. Do yourself a favor and make sure they know you plan on being to work early in order to get a jump start on the day.
If you noticed an employee not doing their job, what would you do?
The answer that the interviewer will be looking for has two parts. The first thing you need to say is that you would pick up the slack so that the company doesn’t get hurt by their lack of dedication. Next, you should talk it over with management if it continues to happen. The reason why you need to say “Continues to happen” is because you don’t want to run to management every time there is a small problem or one employee is not doing everything that they are supposed to.
I know that it can be tough to prepare for an interview since you don’t know exactly what they are going to ask you, but it is always a good idea to have some idea of the answers you could provide them. This is why I want you to memorize some of these questions and practice your response. What you will find out after your interview is that all the best responses come to you once you have already left the interview room.
So, do you think you are ready for your next interview? If you do then keep practicing what you are going to say and how you will build yourself up, if not, then make sure you get somebody to practice asking you questions and rating your responses. Yes, this will be embarrassing but that is the only way you are going to learn what to say.