Interview Questions and Answers

Interview questionnaire

Job interviews can be really stressful, and if you are not totally prepared for an interview, it is even more stressful. There are going to be a lot of questions that you will be asked in an interview, and you need to know what kind of answers the interviewer is going to want to hear.

 

Now, there are a lot of questions and answers that are common to most interviews and these are things that you need to bone up on before you go to any interview. Here are some sample questions and answers that you can expect at just about any job interview:

 

Question: What do you expect to get out of this job?

 

Answer: Discuss what you think the job is all about, and how it is going to benefit you. For instance, if this job is going to be an internship, let the interviewer know that you expect this position to better prepare you for other positions after you graduate.

 

Question: What do you expect for a salary?

 

Answer: This is a really tough question to answer. As the saying goes, “…the first one to mention money, loses.” You’re much safer by not boxing yourself into a specific number, and later on you can always negotiate the offer, if the salary is below the market rate for the position. However, if you must answer the question, make sure you have done your homework and know what the industry pays. You don’t want to ask for too much, because you probably won’t get the job. On the other hand, if you don’t ask for enough, it may seem to the interviewer that you are not all that confident in your skills. It is best to research the position you are applying for, and ask for the going entry rate.

 

Question: Why did you leave your last job?

 

Answer: If you are lucky, because you are a student, you have probably not had many jobs in the past, and if you left jobs, it was because they were summer jobs and you had to go back to school. If this is the case, say so. If you were fired from a position, it is best to be honest. The person interviewing you is going to find out anyway, and if you are not truthful, it could keep you from getting the job.

 

Question: What was your biggest accomplishment in college or at your last job?

 

Answer: You should be prepared for this question. If there is something you have done that you are particularly proud of, and you have received acknowledgment for it, you can tell the interviewer about it. This can be anything from something that you excelled in during college or a project that you did really well on at a former job.

 

Question: How well do you get along with others, and are you a team player?

 

Answer: It is important to let potential employers know that you work very well with others, and that you are not afraid to turn to others for help if you need it. Being a team player is important, because often, jobs will require that you work closely with groups of people. Tell the interviewer about past good experiences working with others and how you handled things that may have not been so great.

 

These are just a few of the many questions you are going to be asked at a job interview. It is important that you do your homework, practice with someone else, and learn about the common interview questions and answers. If you have no one to practice the interview questions and answers with, you can state the question, then practice answering in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Try to keep your answers within 90 seconds. For most questions that’s long enough, and some should be much shorter. Doing your practice in front of a mirror can also be very helpful in picking up any unusual gestures or posture that you may not otherwise pick up. The key – practice, practice, practice.
 
 


 
 

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