Once upon a time job interviews were comprised of a conversation between interviewer and interviewee and based on this conversation, the job seeker was either hired or sent on their way. Within the context of this conversation, questions were asked, but today much of the conversation has disappeared as more and more interviewers are using custom made interview forms.
That’s why it is important to improve your Job Interview Skills
Some of the questions you may encounter include at the interview are:
1. What is your greatest strength?
2. What is your greatest weakness?
3. Why did you leave your last job?
4. What did you like most about your last job?
5.If you thought back to your last job, what was the thing you most disliked about it.?
6. How did you solve a problem regarding an angry or dissatisfied customer?
7. How do you handle stress?
8.What would your previous work colleagues say about you?
9. Give an example of your ability to make decisions under pressure.
10. Why do you want to work for this company?
There are many ways of framing these questions but they all revolve around the same points of reference. Of course, work experience is a given and some employers want to know if you smoke. Often, employers ask questions they are not supposed to ask but it is usually career suicide if you bring up that fact.
Before the big day sometimes our minds can start to create all sorts of scenarios. If you relate try to stop your unwanted thoughts by changing your focus and seeing what you do want to happen instead of what you don’t.
The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for any interview is to find out everything you can about the company you are applying for. In addition, make sure you have all the dates clear as to where you worked and how long you worked there. Even if you have already sent a resume take one to the interview with you so that you can glance at it if you need to. Above all, be on time and be prepared!