Interview Questions and Answers (154)
Recently a reader asked me how to answer “trick” questions like:
"What year did you graduate?"
The reader was concerned, because if she answered a question like that honestly, then she’d probably disqualify herself. On the other hand, if she didn’t answer at all, then the interview would be over.
What does the perfect interview answer look like?
The perfect interview answer has 3 parts. It starts with the headline, continues with proof for the headline, and wraps up with a connection back to the interviewer.
Well before you step inside the interview room, you want to make sure you’re prepared in order to handle your interview questions without any problems. You want to avoid sounding like a robot by relying on memorized answers—Instead, approach the interview like a conversation. And don’t forget to do your research. Get to know the company. To further prepare for the interview, rehearse your answers, and don’t be afraid to ask a friend for help if you need it.
If you’ve been looking for a new job long-term, you’re probably now familiar with the most common interview questions, like, “Tell me about yourself” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Believe it or not, these questions actually have very little to do with the real questions involved in recruiters’ hiring decisions.
Learn how to prepare in advance for this commonly asked question.
This question is common, but it may be one of the most difficult questions you encounter during a job interview. In asking this question, employers are seeking to understand why you want to get out of your current job. They want to evaluate whether you’re a risk or an asset to the company.
Does this seem like a difficult question to ace during an interview? This question may feel like a dead end, especially if your dream job is in no way related to the job you are applying for.
This question is usually asked to gauge your level of education or understanding of a particular field. Employers will use this question to gauge your level of innovation, commitment and how you follow trends.