Preparing For Interview
Do a little homework! Research the company and the position if possible, as well, the people you will meet with at the interview. Be ready to support past accomplishments with specific information targeted toward the companies needs. Have your facts ready!
Human Resource managers, professional recruiters and career experts all agree: one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a job interview is to anticipate questions, develop your answers, and practice. Use the general questions provided below. And begin role playing (rehearsing before mirror). Try to keep your answers to the information
- Tell me about yourself? (try to hold your response to 2 minutes)
- What do you know about our company?
- Why should we hire you?
- What can you do for us that someone else can't?
- What do you look for in a job?
- What skills and qualifications are essential for success in the position of ______?
- How long would it take for you to make a meaningful contribution?
- How does this assignment fit into your overall career plan?
- Describe your management style.
- What do you believe is the most difficult part of being a supervisor of people?
- Why are you looking for a new career?
- How would your colleagues describe you?
- How would your boss describe you?
- How would you describe yourself?
- What do you think of your present or past boss?
- What were the five most significant accomplishments in your last assignment?
- What were the five most significant accomplishments in your career so far?
- Can you work well under deadlines or pressure?
- How much do you expect if we offer you this position?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- What other positions are you considering?
- Have you kept up in your field with additional training?
- What are your career goals?
- What are your strong points?
- What are your weak points?
- How did you do in school?
- What position do you expect to have in 2 to 5 years?
- If you took the job what would you accomplish in the first year?
- What was wrong with your current or last position?
- What kind of hours are you used to working or would like to work?
- Do you have your reference list with you? (Remember don't give it out unless it is asked for).
- Can you explain your salary history?
- What questions didn't I ask that you expected?
- Do you have any question for me? (See Questions for the Interviewer that you might want to ask below).
- Talk to colleagues, friends, fellow alumni who are/have been connected to the institution