A job interview usually comes
before any hiring decision is made, also it's used to scrutinize the
candidate. Before any interview, an evaluation of all submitted resumes
will take place, followed by the selection of a small group of
candidates to come in for an interview.
Your job interview will be the
best tool, and most important tool used by employers to evaluate future
employees. Many interviews will be conducted over a
month's time, in job openings that have a lot of candidates for the
position and are very popular and desirable.
The first interviews will be with fewer people associated with the
employers' side and will usually involve less time, and less
When every candidate has received their interview, the employer will
select the most qualified candidate and start the process of
negotiating an offer for the position.
It will be to your advantage to be on top of all your details way
before any interview. The #1 reason most employers acknowledge for the
applicant not passing the interview is the difficulty they have
explaining their own resume.
It is smart, and in your best interest to research all you can about the
company way ahead of the interview. Helping to get
yourself over your nervousness, you should rehearse replying to
difficult put you on the spot questions with a friend, so you can
become more relaxed while answering questions.
A typical interview has only one candidate interviewing with one to
three people representing the side of the employer. The supervisor in
charge of the open position will almost always be included for your
interview. While any meeting could last what seems forever it could
just as easily end in 15 minutes. An hour would be a good sign of them
showing a great deal of interest in you.
The position you are interviewing for will more than likely involve the
interviewer asking you questions
about your history, work style, situations you have encountered in the
past dealing with the job, and they will dig out through question and
answer things about your personality, and how it might fit the position
you are applying for.
You will be given your allotted time frame to ask all your questions
you may have about the position near the last quarter as the interview
comes to a close. You are encouraged to ask many questions since this
allows you to gain more information dealing with the position you are
applying for and the corporation, they will also show the employer that
you are very interested in them.
The purpose of any job interview is always for them to assess your
suitability to fill the job, this will be your opportunity for
assessing the qualifications for this particular job.
Facing the interview of a company is an uphill battle. Well let's face
it, some things depend on the mood of the interviewer and to some
extent, your appearance. If the person giving the interview is in a bad
mood, the interview can be really tough.
Be prepared for any
questions from every section of your resume. When
the interviewer ask questions relating to your skills section, which
you are not comfortable with, try to divert his attention to some other
part in which you are an expert.
Give all your explanations in a simple way and be very precise in your
answers. DO NOT and I mean NEVER try to make up an answer.
That might lessen your chances of getting the position.
Just be yourself in a job
interview, that is all they really want to see. With all
the questions, I know it will be difficult. But you will have to try to
relax, so interview with a friend all morning just to settle yourself.
Then go to that interview and take command with confidence in your
Some Common Questions
during the job interview
you describe yourself?
some things you know about our company.
what inspires you to want to work here?
prompted you to leave your last job?
you think are some of your best skills?
qualifications can you explain to me, that relate you to this
What is it
that keeps your interest up in a job?
you be doing in a couple years from now?
liked most and least about your past job?
the hours you could work?
please explain why we should hire you?
of salary range are you expecting?
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