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Common Answers To Job Interview Questions

Dec 25, 2007
Interviews can be the most daunting part of the job application process for most job seekers. For those job hunters that have encountered many arduous interviews, the best way to reduce stress is to be well prepared and confident of your skills and abilities.

How To Prepare For A Job Interview

A good way to prepare yourself for a job interview is to gain knowledge through research and to think of as many questions as possible that may be asked. It is advisable to go through the most commonly asked questions, as the chances of these questions springing up during the interview are strong. It is also wise for you to research and collect any information you can about the history of the company. In doing so, you are preparing yourself to come up with smart and intellectual answers for any question that might be asked.

Most Commonly Asked Questions In An Interview

To give you an idea of some of the most commonly asked questions, here are a few standard interview questions along with some of the most appropriate answers:

- The first standard question will always involve the interviewer asking you to give some information about yourself. This includes your name, your address, past experience, position title in previous companies and job description. You should always give the exact details about your previous company and position.

- Next, the interviewer will generally ask you about your job expectations and what you have to offer to the company. You should be prepared with an answer about your expectations for the job and what you plan on doing for the company if you are hired. Always be confident when answering and try not to sound like you have memorized the answer.

- You might be asked about salary and how much you expect to be offered. You should never be the first to discuss numbers. If they want a range, simply say that you are open to negotiate and wait for them to bring up a number first.

- You will be asked about your roles and responsibilities with your present or previous company. You should always be positive and precise when it comes to describing your former employer and work duties. You might also want to describe your previous work experience and explain how it relates to the position that you are applying for.

- Many companies are extremely particular when it comes to your abilities and how well you handle challenges and problems. You may be asked to answer certain situational problems just to test how you resolve issues and how effective you are at coming up with solutions to problems.

There are plenty of questions that you may be asked about yourself as well as your expectations. Always make sure that you are well prepared. More importantly, show the interviewers that you are confident and knowledgeable. Always make it a point to be positive during the interview. An optimistic attitude will ultimately help you land the job.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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