Example Interview Questions
You should practice answering these questions in front of a mirror, speak out loud to yourself. Practice several times over many days and become smooth with your answers. Always answer in a positive manner to all questions. This is a time to sell yourself, not to show your bad attributes. It is a good idea to be upbeat and to smile appropriately. Practice and you will succeed at the job interview!
Interview Question #1 “Tell us about yourself” – Prepare to speak for 10 minutes about yourself. Make sure you go over your education and experience contained in your resume and summarize why you are the ideal candidate for their position in question.
Interview Question #2 “What is you worst attribute (or worst quality)?” – Give something here which may be a positive attribute for the company at hand. Maybe that you’ve sacrificed your family and friends in the past to complete work assignments.
Interview Question #3 “What is your best attribute (or quality)?” – This should be related to the job at hand. Maybe it’s an IT job and you need to be a good main-frame programmer. You better tell them that this is your best attribute. Explain and convince them that you are the person for the job!
Interview Question #4 “Have you ever had a disagreement with a co-worker? How did you resolve this conflict?” – People make the mistake of saying that they’ve never had a conflict with a co-worker. Truth be known, a company wants to hear that you had a minor conflict (non-violent) and that you resolved this issue in a calm and civil manner. You should have talked to the co-worker and tried to resolve the issue person to person. If that didn’t work you should have progressed through the management hierarchy starting with your immediate supervisor. This is a hard question to answer. Plan out your answer well.
Interview Tip “Review the job advertisement” – Review any areas you are not up to snuff in. They will ask you for you knowledge and experience with regards to the details contained in the job advertisement. Make sure responses are readily available.
Interview Tip “Review your Resume” – Many companies will hold your resume and go through it with you. Be prepared to answer questions and to defend your resume.
If you get into trouble in an interview, be honest and smile. If you become nervous and agitated you probably won’t get the job! Many companies try to stress you out in an interview to see how you deal with stress. Be prepared to sweat on the inside and smile on the outside.
Expect the unexpected.
Not all questions can be predicted. Think before you speak! If you need more time to answer, ask the interviewer to rephrase or repeat the question.