“Why should I hire you over my other applicants?” This is one of those questions that you truly can’t answer because you typically don’t know who else they are interviewing. What the employer really wants to know is: WHY YOU? Tips to Answer this Interview Question: This question usually comes up towards the end of […]
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“Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?” With this question, the employer is asking you to gaze inside your crystal ball and predict the future. It would be nice if that were possible, but with the quickly changing economy, it is not. This is also a veiled way for the employer to gauge your […]
“What are your weaknesses?” This is one of the toughest and least liked of all of the interview questions. The problem with this question is that you have to answer it, if you say, I don’t really have any”, then the employer won’t believe you or will think you may be hiding something, however, if […]
“What Is Your Greatest Success? Tips to Answer this Interview Question: Think about your work accomplishments. What have you done that really made you a “game changer” for the company? For instance, did you win a key piece of business, save a huge account, develop a new program, or mentor someone that turned out to […]
“Do You Have Any Questions?” I can’t tell you how many times hiring managers have told me they aren’t pursuing candidates because they didn’t ask enough questions and didn’t know anything about the company. When I follow up with the candidates and tell them this, I get, “What do you mean? I asked a lot of […]
“Why did you leave your past job?” As a recruiter, I get asked this question every time I submit a resume. As an applicant, you can bet that 99% of the employers will ask you why you left your last position. It’s is a difficult question; your integrity is on the line with this one. […]
“What is your greatest failure?” The dreaded question; this one is even touchier than the weaknesses question because you have to admit a failure, not just a weakness. Tips to Answer this Interview Question: This one requires you to prepare an example ahead of time. It should be work-related, but you can discuss a […]
“Tell me about yourself?” People hate this question because it is so open ended and there are too many answers, however, it is probably one of the most asked interview questions, especially in phone interviews. Knowing how to handle this question can make the difference between advancing to the next stage or being told “we […]
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