Friday, October 28, 2011

Two Important Job Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)

Are you worried about what questions you will be asked during your job interview?  Don't worry, you're not alone.  Most job seekers will tell you that much of their anxiety about interviews stems from not knowing what they will be asked.  Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing every single question the interviewer is going to ask you.  That doesn't mean you can't prepare.  While every question won't be the same from interview to interview, many companies do stick to a couple of basic questions:

  • Why are you interested in working here?  This is a question so basic, that it's easy to take it for granted.  Do you really have to say anything more complicated than restating what attracted you to the job in the first place?  That's a big part of it, but you should also do ample research on the organization to really knock this question out of the park.  Were you impressed with any projects they undertook?  Be sure to mention that.  The more detail you give, the better.
  • Why should we hire you?  This question seems like an opportunity to brag about yourself, but it's much more than that.  The interviewer is really asking how your skills will best match up to the requirements of the position.  Cite specific examples of your experience that relate to key areas of the job.  For example, if the position requires understanding of social media, talk a lot about your experience in that field.
Interviews are a big first step in the job application process, but that's all they are.  You have to be thoroughly prepared to answer the questions put to you in a way that presents a compelling case for you to be hired.  Use the two example questions above as a starting point for your entire interview preparation.

1 comment:

  1. Tks very much for your post.

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