Questions and Answers

Nailing the Interview Q&A

Many job applicants come unglued by questions they should have anticipated. Don’t be one of them. While there is no guarantee of the questions you may be asked in an interview, there are some you would do well to expect and prepare for.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

If you’ve done your homework, you know what skill you possess that best matches the needs of the position. This is your opportunity to impress with a memorable example of your success.

Everyone has weaknesses.
Dave Hall on Resumes and InterviewsKeep your admissions to the world-of-work; don’t make it personal. For instance, admitting that you’re lazy will probably not help your cause. Instead focus on a short-coming for which you’ve already begun to make adjustment.

As an example, you might be a poor speller, but you’ve begun making a habit of spell-checking every document you work on.

Why do you want to work here?

Know the company. Is it growing? Is it innovative? Does it have a good reputation?

What are your goals?

Focus on the near future and the mutual benefits of your success. Prepare yourself for these questions and you will find yourself more poised and self-assured.

And remember, with confidence, there’s no question you can’t answer – or deflect.