10 Answers You Should Know Before Job Interview

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With the competition keener than ever and the economy in a slump, you need to prepare for your job interview thoroughly. It’s no longer enough to offer a firm handshake to your interviewer, make eye contact, and nod pleasantly now and then. You need to prepare a dynamic application letter and resume. You need to research the company. And you need to present a confident image and develop the ability to answer tough questions on the spot.

Although no one can predict the questions your potential employer will ask, you can think about how you’d answer some of the commonly asked ones. Here are ten questions for you to consider and a few hints about how to answer them:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
    Chances are the employer doesn’t want to know how much you weighed when you were born, when you learned to tie your shoes, or how much you had to drink last night. He or she wants to know how you would fit into the company and what your relevant job experience is. You might answer by asking the interviewer what he’d like to know. Or you might talk about your education, the fact that you’re a team player, or whatever you think might be important to this particular company.
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  3. Why should we hire you?
    Even though five people may be waiting outside, you need to sound confident, calm, and capable. Explain how your experience has prepared you for the job. Emphasize the qualities you think the employer is looking for, such as your outstanding work ethic or the fact that you’re a fast learner.
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Interview : Your Biggest Weakness?

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You know I’ve been unemployed for several months after The Graduation.
I had a lot of interview to attend, and also lot of fail, it sucks actually..
And, to be honest, this is the toughest question for me..
That’s why, I really want to write about it..I hope it’s useful for you…

It’s the question job applicants fear most:
“So tell me,” says the smiling interviewer, “what’s your biggest weakness?”

If you think a good answer is you’re “a perfectionist who won’t quit until the job’s done right,” think again. The interviewer has probably heard the same thing from countless other applicants and doesn’t believe it’s a weakness any more than you do.

According to Vicky Oliver, author of 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, the worst thing you can do is give your interviewer a “canned” answer, such as saying you are a workaholic.

Applicants who give such a typical answer may be perceived as dishonest or unoriginal. The interviewer is likely to say,
“That sounds like a strength to me. What’s another weakness you have?”

Oliver is one of 40 career experts and hiring managers and, here’s a summary of their advice:

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