1. Why are you the best person for the job?
1.”I’ve held a lot of positions like this one, and that experience will help me here.”
2.”Because I am good at what I do.”
3.”Our discussion here leads me to believe this is a good place to work.”
4.”You need someone who can produce results, and my background and experience are proof of my ability. For example…”
2. If asked a point blank question such as: Are you creative? Are you analytical? Can you work under pressure? etc. What is the best way to answer?
1.Answer yes or no.
2.Answer yes and give a specific example.
3.Answer yes and give an explanation.
3. Describe yourself.
1.Outline personal data, hobbies, and interests.
2.Give an overview of your personality and work habits.
3.Give three specific examples of your personality traits and accomplishments.
4. Why are you in the job market?
1.”I have invested a great deal of time with my company and become disenchanted with the way things are done.”
2.”I have a solid plan for my career. Within that plan I am looking for additional responsibility and more room for growth.”
3.”I have been passed over for promotions when I know I am capable of doing more. I want to move on to a company that will not stunt my growth.”
5. What are you looking for in a position?
1.”I’m looking for an opportunity to apply my skills and contribute to the growth of the company while helping create some advancement opportunities for myself.”
2.”I’m looking for an organization that will appreciate my contributions and reward my efforts.”
3.”I’m looking for a position that will allow me to make enough money to support my lifestyle. I am a hard worker and will give a concerted effort to earn the money I need.”
6. What do you know about our organization?
1.”I’ve done a little homework and here is what I know about your organization…(cite examples)”
2.”Everything I’ve seen and heard makes me want to be a part of this organization. I understand your industry is ________ and your primary customer is __________. A particularly exciting part of your business appears to be _________ .”
3.”I know enough to know this is an exciting place to work. It appears to be fit for my career goals.”
7. What do you look for when hiring people?
1.”Different positions require different types of people. I try to assess the candidate’s fundamental knowledge of the position and ability to learn new things. Also of importance is the candidate’s attitude and ability to “fit in”.”
2.”A primary characteristic I look for is a driven person. I move at a fast pace and it is critical that people working with me keep up.”