As we know, the first crucial step in a job search is securing an interview through an excellent resume and desirable self-branding. But we can always use tips in answering interview questions.
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Answering Interview Questions — 31 Common Queries
“Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview? While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing. A list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions and answers. While we don’t recommend having a canned response for every interview question (in fact, please don’t), we do recommend spending some time getting comfortable with what you might be asked, what hiring managers are really looking for in your responses, and what it takes to show that you’re the right man or woman for the job.Consider this list your interview question study guide.”
These are just a couple of the 31 questions posed by The Muse:
“(1) Can you tell me a little about yourself? This question seems simple, so many people fail to prepare for it. But it’s crucial. Here’s the deal: Don’t give your complete employment (or personal) history. Instead give a pitch — one that’s concise and compelling and that shows exactly why you’re the right fit for the job. Start off with the 2-3 specific accomplishments or experiences that you most want the interviewer to know about, then wrap up talking about how that prior experience has positioned you for this specific role.”
“(23) How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations? Choose an answer that shows that you can meet a stressful situation head-on in a productive, positive manner. And let nothing stop you from accomplishing your goals. A great approach is to talk through your go-to stress-reduction tactics (making the world’s greatest to-do list, stopping to take 10 deep breaths), and then share an example of a stressful situation you navigated with ease.”
To see 29 other possible questions and answers, click the image.