Job Interview Questions - Part 3

The job interview, in essence, consists of a conversation, allowing the employer to get to know you and for you to see what they are like. Whilst interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, it should be remembered that the interviewer is only human and it is possible that they are nervous also.

The job interviews are your chance to back up in person everything that the employer has read about you in your CV, Curriculum Vitae, resume, cover letter or job application.

These same keywords you used in your resume, CV or cover letter will be the foundation for your job interview. You must be able to talk about them in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.

The primary part of the job interview is interviewer questions.

In advance of the interview prepare yourself by checking job interview tips, carrying out research into what the company do and thinking of some questions you want to ask.

Do not volunteer information that the interviewer doesn't ask for and maintain eye contact while talking with someone

Continuation of Management Questions

21. How do you resolve conflict on a project team?

First, discuss issues privately and tactfully. If the problem is not resolved then action would need to be taken which could mean removing a member of the team in a severe case.

22. Have you helped increase sales? Profits? How?

Imply many occasions, then concentrate on describing one in detail. Quote percentage, profit increases, facts and figures.

23. Have you helped reduce costs? How?

Same as above.

24. How much money did you ever account for?

Be specific and recount a particular contract with facts and figures.

25. How many people did you supervise on your last job?

Be specific - the more the better.

26. Do you like working with figures more than words?

Be honest but positive.
Don't say 'depends on the figures - nudge nudge wink wink…'.

27. In your current or last position, what features did you like the most? Least?

Relate your response to what the new job can offer.

28. In your current or last position, what are or were your five most significant accomplishments?

You could refer to the key accomplishments already identified in your CV or resume.
Your work style and habits.

29. If I spoke with your previous boss, what would he say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

Emphasize skills - don't be overly negative about your weaknesses. It's always safe to identify a lack of skill or experience as a shortcoming rather than a personal characteristic.

30. Can you work under pressures, deadlines, etc.?

Yes. Quite simply, it is a way of life in business.

Continue to Job Interview Questions Part 4

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Hopefully, you received an invitation to a job interview. So, now you need:

Follow up your job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position

We strongly believe that if you followed all steps in finding jobs to this step, you will pass the job interview and get the job you wanted. Now you need to know How to Keep Your Job!

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Good luck with your job interview questions!