HOW TO ANSWER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS


This page contains information on how to answer interview questions. Although you never know what type of questions may be asked on an interview, these are some of the typical questions that give job seekers the most problems.

It is very important to prepare for an interview. During the course of an interview, you may be asked 30 questions or more. Just one bad answer can stand out and cost you the job. Make sure you are well prepared and know how to answer interview questions.

We will now go over interview questions that job seekers have problems with. We also provide effective answers to interview questions.


How to answer interview questions

You never know what you will be asked on a job interview. The following answers to interview questions will help you prepare. You need to be able to answer all questions truthfully and professionally. Here is how to answer interview questions:

Q. Why are you leaving your present job?
A. Regardless of the reason, do not bad mouth your current employer. Negativism will always hurt you. Good answers include: “There is no room for growth at my current employer. I am looking for a company with long term growth opportunities”. “Due to a company restructuring, my entire department is relocating to Florida. I was give the option of moving, but do not wish to relocate”. “My current company is not doing well, and has been laying off employees. There is no job security there, and more layoffs are expected”.

Q. What are your goals for the future?
A. “My long term goals are to find a company where I can grow, continue to learn, take on increasing responsibilities, and be a positive contributor”.

Q. How do you handle pressure and stress?
A. “I find that I work better under pressure, and I enjoy working in an environment that is challenging.” “I am the type of person that diffuses stress. I am used to working in a demanding environment with deadlines, and enjoy the challenges.”

Q. We have met several candidates. Why are you the one we should hire?
A. Give definite examples of your skills and accomplishments. Be positive, and emphasize how your background matches the job description.

Q. What do you know about our company?
A. This question is used to see if you have prepared for the interview. Candidates that have researched the company are more appealing. Companies like prepared, organized candidates.

Q. What is your greatest weaknesses?
A. It is very important to give a strength that compensates for your weakness. Make your weakness into a positive. “I consider myself a 'big picture' person. I sometimes skip the small details. For this reason, I always have someone on my team that is very detail oriented.” Another good answer: “Sometimes, I get so excited and caught up in my work that I forget that my family life should be my number one priority.”

Q. What are your greatest strengths?
A. Be positive and honest. “My greatest strength is maximizing the efficiency of my staff. I have successfully lead numerous teams on difficult projects. I have an excellent ability to identify and maximize each of my staffs strengths.” Give examples.

Hopefully these effective answers to interview questions have helped you. It is important to customize the answers to your specific background and experience.

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