An interview is a time for you and the company to get acquainted, compare goals, and ask questions, the means of determining if you "fit". Being prepared for the interview is one of the first things you can do to ensure a successful interview.
- Why are you interested in this job?
- What are you looking for in your next position/company?
- Why are you considering leaving your present position?
- What are your three most significant accomplishments in your present job?
- What is your greatest asset and your weakest point?
- What do you enjoy doing most in the performance of your job? What do you enjoy the least?
- Describe your typical workday.
- What area of your performance capacity needs the most improvement?
WHAT AN INTERVIEWER REALLY WANTS TO KNOW
Your interviewer is looking for three things:
- Can you do the job?
- Do you fit in?
- Can we afford you?
Can you do the job?
- Consider your strengths and past experiences and how they apply to the job you're interviewing for.
- Sell yourself and your abilities - give the interviewer examples of how they can expect you to perform, based on your previous experience.
- Display confidence in your capabilities, but never seem cocky.
Do you fit in?
Rapport and chemistry are essential, you must display enthusiasm and desire for the job.
Can we afford you?