When anticipating an interview, it is important to think like a recruiter to prepare for what he or she will ask during the interview. Using this strategy, you can have your answers ready ahead of time, and give a good impression. Here are some examples:
1. “What are your salary expectations?” You may not be comfortable with this question, but you have to face the fact that this might be tackled during the interview. (However, remember that the question doesn’t require you to give an exact number.)
Does your range align with the employer’s budget? Instead of laying down a marker or a salary range, you can say that your previous salary was as high as (X). Move away from the salary talk and back to your value to the company. Convince the employer that you’re a perfect fit for the position available with all the achievements you’ve had during your time in the workforce.
2. “What are your strengths?” This question shouldn’t let your modesty take a backseat. Instead of bragging about your strengths, get your point across that your strengths are aligned with the tasks connected to what the job demands.
You can do this by reviewing the responsibilities within the job description. Doing this helps you prepare for what the position has in store for you, if you do get the job. Come up with specific examples of the things you excel at to mirror those qualities needed by the company.
3. “How did you hear about this job?” When you hear this question, there is no reason for you not to give an honest and specific answer. If you heard it from a friend or saw it on a website, feel free to say so.
However, the conversation mustn’t stop there. You have to explain why the opportunity is something you’ll be good at, given the chance you are actually chosen. Your answer must showcase your value and how you will be a perfect fit for the position.
These tips should be able to help you in your next job interview. Do the necessary preparations, have confidence in yourself, and you’ll do well.