Sunday, April 10, 2016

Top Ten Interview Questions

You are getting ready to graduate and the ever-dreaded job interview is coming up. Interview Success Formula lists the Top Ten Interview Questions You Must Know How to Answer and it would be a good idea for you to prepare some responses before you hit the halls. Interview Success goes into some detail about how to answer the Top 10 Questions and provides real-world examples.

Here's a brief preview:

Interview Question 1. "Tell me something about yourself?"
A. Don't go blathering on. List your top characteristics and motivations and then connect them to specific job strengths related to the open position.

Interview Question 2. "Walk me through your resume."
A. Umm, yeah, you should know every component of your resume and have something pithy to say about each position, job skill, and experience. Be sure to highlight the items related to the job you are seeking.

Interview Question 3: "What makes you better than other candidates?"
A. Ugh, a real brain drain. Nobody likes to talk bad about other people, but what makes you special? Why are your experiences and skills unique and something the company really, really needs. Think about something you think no other candidate has done and that will make you stand out from the pack.

Interview Question 4: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
A. You better see yourself climbing the ladder at said interviewer's company, otherwise you can kiss that job goodbye. One way to look at this is what is your dream job at THIS company? Where do you think you can get in five years? How would your skills allow you to do that and why is it beneficial to the company?

Interview Question 5: "Why are you leaving/did you leave your current job?"
A. Don't talk trash--no matter how hard it is--about your boss, co-workers or the former company. A piece of advice from this former interviewer about your current position: it is way easier to find a new job when you have a job. For some reason companies just love to steal employees from one another and having a job signals that YOU are not a problem.

Interview Question 6: "What is your biggest weakness?"
A. I hated answering this question. I hated asking this question. It's that one that leads to awkward silences or way too much information about a topic you may not want to stress, but you began digging that hole and . . .  Interview Success lists a good strategy. Pull out a strength that can also be seen as a weakness. Begin by explaining how it's a weakness, then how it is also a strength, and then how that strength will lead to something great in said company's corporate environment.

Interview Question 7: "What do you do during your free time?"
A. Sometimes this sounds too personal, but it's really just a way to see if you will harmonize with other employees and the company culture and if you can schmooze. Yes, shmoozing is a valuable skill (look it up). I don't know if there are any "bullet" answers, but there certainly are bad answers.

Interview Question 8: "Why don't you give me your understanding of the position, and explain how your experience lines up?"
A. You should have read the personnel ad and then checked to see if you could find a job description somewhere if it wasn't readily available. If it's unavailable, when you are asked in for an interview, you should ask if a detailed job description is available. If not, look at how other companies define the position. You should be able to connect all of your talents, skills, and experience to the job somehow (this may take some creativity, but you can do it).

Interview Question 9: "Why this job, at this company?"
A. This should be a question you could answer off the top of your head, but you shouldn't. Think about it, why did you apply at Google and not Oracle? Do NOT say "because you were the first company to call me for an interview."

Interview Question 10: "Do you have any questions for us?"
A. Think about it, you are interviewing the company at the same time they are interviewing you. What do you want to know? It is a appropriate to ask about starting pay and benefits. It is not appropriate to harp on about vacation allowance, personal days off, etc.

Are you ready for your interview? What question were you not expecting? What question would you ask your potential employer?

45 comments:

  1. I felt that the article was very interesting. I could relate to a few of the questions because I myself have been in a few different interviews. in answer to the questions at the bottom I would, say that I am ready for an interview,and I wasn't expecting "what do you do on your free time?" and I would ask a potential employer what is one of their weaknesses. -Melissa Tenorio

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    1. Tks very much for your post.

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  2. This article is something that I can use when it comes time to getting prepared for work, especially since I have never really had a job before. There were a few surprising questions that I actually didn't think that they'd ask like what is my biggest weakness since I feel that its a bit surprising. It was surprising to me because job interviews are usually for your strong side and all of the positive things that we have done in our past or are doing now. I don't know if this article would totally prepare me for an interview, I would definitely have to go over my answers or think about what are things that I can actually talk about and will help me in the long run. A question that I would ask a future employer would be "What do you do on your free time," because i feel that it is a question that will give me a good idea of what kind of person they are in and outside of work.

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  3. I found this article to be intriguing because in the it provides a successful formula for interviews. I personally find this very helpful because now I know what to say. I think that it is really important to be prepare for an interview regardless of how sumptuous the job is. About a month ago I had my second job interview and it was for The Pacific Center for Oculofacial and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I was being interview for their job as a receptionist and the Doctor that interview me asked me all these questions. This just show how important it truly is to really know these questions and also about the position you are being interviewed for. I wasn’t expecting to be asked about my weakness just because that is a personal flaw that I rather not discuss. A questions that I would ask a potential employer would be of their patience, because majority of the jobs require a lot of patience. - Sandra Mondragon

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  4. First of all I chose to read this article because I am about to graduate this quarter, and I am honestly scared of being interviewed. I am not afraid of interviews because of bad experiences, but because of the reputation that interviews tend to have, along with the level of anxiety that is associated with interviews. Before reading the article I thought I knew what type of questions to expect, and by the time I was half way through the article there were two questions that surprised me. The first question was asking about the applicant's resume, and the other question that surprised me was "where do you see yourself in five years?". I am glad that I chose to read this article in particular because the article exposed me to some potential interview questions I may stumble across. I think the key question I learned form this article is when interviewers want to know a candidate's weakness. I learned a way to answer this question, which is to state a strength and explain how this can be seen as both a positive or negative thing. - Samson Hingano

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  5. Reading this article was very interesting because it brought back many memories to my past job interviews. It is very important for a person to be able to be confident.A person should ask themselves these questions and just be their self. Although most of the time you ask, well why is this important? It truly is, like I said a person should practice these interview questions because on the long run your future self will thank you.- Maria Sanchez

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  6. This article is interesting because everyone could use a couple tips on how to be ready for an interview. All of the questions are pretty spot on except "What do you do on your free time?" Ive been through a couple of job interviews but never have I came across that question. Thats kind of surprising that an employer would ask that type of question but good thing I came across it so I can prepare for it during my next interview. One main thing is just being confident during the job interview.

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  7. First off, thank you for writing this blog post. This is a topic that everyone can relate to and is one that we all (us students at least) have to prepare for. When I was reading the questions, I wasn't surprised by any of them, but that doesn't mean I won;t struggle to find a good answer during an interview. The questions that I found the most challenging to answer were #s 4 and 6. As of right now (entering my fourth year of college) I am still undecided on what to major in and am struggling to figure it out. I have little to no vision of my future and don't know where I'll end up. I have always been this way, just trusting that I will end up doing fine (thankfully I was born with good genes and usually pick up new things very quickly) but something tells me that employers aren't looking for people who have no plan for the future (unless its a retail job).
    As for the question about my biggest weakness, I wouldn't know where to start. I think I have a lot of flaws in my character, and the challenge is exactly what you suggest: finding a weakness that doubles as a strength. My greatest weakness definitely has something to do with my ever-so-consistent indolence that lets me be so laid back. I can't think of anything good to say about being lazy (after all, its not the most desired characteristic in the working world). I am a hard worker if it involves other people because I really do enjoy being able to help other people and hate to keep people waiting, but when it comes down to it, I truly am lazy to a fault. I'm the type of person who follows the age-old procrastination methods of "due tomorrow; do tomorrow," and no matter how many times I tell myself that I won't do it, I always end up procrastinating in favor of videogames or hanging out with friends. I'd like to think that when I get a real job, this habit of mine will be easy to break, but in the mean time, it looks like I've got some work to do

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  8. Currently, I am far from ready for a job interview especially at a company like google or oracle. This article made me think a lot about my resume. I certainly need to do some resume building in order to apply for the jobs I desire. There wasn't any particular question that surprised me all that much. However my least favorite question would surely be stating my weaknesses. It's not that I don't feel comfortable talking about them it's just deciding which ones would be critical for my employer to know. I suppose that could potentially prevent me for getting fired or something like that. I would ask my potential employer what the most challenging parts of the job will be so I can put extra effort toward preparing to face those challenges.

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  9. I've been working at my current job for about five years, and it was a little interesting how I got it. I went to their location just to see what the place was like, and to get more information on the company. I ended up getting a job that day. My boss asked me a lot of these questions, and since I wasn't really expecting an interview, I thought it was just a pleasant conversation. I hadn't even brought in a resume. Question #1 was hard to answer, since I wasn't sure what aspect of my life I should talk about. I ended up talking about my extracurricular activities and how advanced I was in school. A good strategy, since I mentioned how I liked math and my boss was previously an engineer in Silicon Valley, and good grades were important to him.

    I was surprised by question #6, however I like what they suggested to respond to it. I think that to get a literal answer asking a reference or previous employer would provide more insight.

    I’m not too worried about a college interview right now, although I guess I should start thinking about it since I’ll be applying to transfer next semester. This was a really informative blog post, and I definitely think I’m better prepared for whatever interview I face next.

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  10. As of now, I personally love the job I am currently employed at as I am currently a waiter. The reasons being it gives me a great experience in human interactions and having to deal with all types of different people, which I feel helps prepare me for my next stages in life and future job interviews. I feel that I am easy to get along with people feel easy talking to me. However there are some questions I wasn't really expecting such as "what are your greatest weaknesses" but I feel this answer will sort of vary depending on what job you are applying for. Some questions I would ask my employer when given the chance are "do you feel your employees are happy?" and "are you happy with how the company is preforming?".

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  11. Graduation is coming up for me, and this article was very helpful in giving insight to what I should start thinking about: resume validity, being able to answer tough questions on the spot, and what are my weaknesses and how they compare to my strengths. Also, I didn't really expect that the interviewer might ask me to interview them. This shows me that I might come across a very unusual question, and I should try to give a good answer while avoiding an awkward silence. I haven't had a real job yet, so this is particularly insightful for me.
    It seems like the hardest part of starting a job is doing well on the interview. I'll probably reference myself to this article again when I get closer to graduation.

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  12. This blog is not only great for anyone trying to get a job, but also to build up one's critical thinking skills. Personally I have been in a situation similar to this blog where I have been interviewed for a job. By reading this blog beforehand it can help you prepare for questions similar as this which may be thrown at you. Also, it can help a person answer the question quickly without having to use words such as "uh" and "like" in the interview to fill up a gap since you don't know what to say. The one question that I would find most challenging to answer would be question 6 where it asked ," What is your biggest weakness?" This is because as the person being interviewed, you don't want to list out your weaknesses. Instead, what can be done is you can list out your weakness with a strength in disguise. Instead of saying that you have no weaknesses, one can say their greatest weakness is being too critical of their own work. This blog post has been very effective in making me more confident with having interviews in the future and handling questions such as question 6 with a more knowledgeable response.

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  13. This was really helpful to read through. One of the questions that I didn’t expect was #7. I wouldn’t think that a potential employer would care what I do in my free time, but now that I think of it, what I do in my free time would reveal a lot about myself. I wonder if I ought to change what I do in my free time so I don’t get stuck when they ask me that question, or I could find a way to word it so that it fits their standards. Another question that was pretty surprising was #6. I would expect that the person interviewing you really does want to know what your biggest weakness is, but it is still pretty surprising. At least it makes you think.

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  14. It is a very helpful blog for us. It seems that we are still in college and seeking a job is far from us, but it's not too early to think about how to get success in a job interview. In my opinion, the question 3 is very helpful for me, If I attend an interview, I would pay more attention to the job itself and neglect the people who would compete with me, in addition, as you said "Nobody likes to talk bad about other people", for me , it's not only "bad", I'm really not good at talking anything about other people, so if I hear this question without any preparation, I would be muddled. so I would think about this question carefully.
    On the other hand, your answer to the question 6 is also very interesting, it's very smart to transfer a question about one's weakness to that of one's strength, and at the same time you answer the interviewers' question, you also show your wisdom to them, I will learn about it.

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  15. I think these are some really good questions to ask a potential employee. I was surprised by the question about the understanding of the position I am applying for. I’ve never been asked that question, but I think it’s a good one to ask. There are a lots of people who apply for a job without even reading the job description. This is a good question to weed out the people who are serious about the job and the people that aren’t. A question I always like to ask my future employers is how flexible my schedule can be. Having more responsibilities than work, this is always something that I ask my employer in order to let them know that my employment is a two way street. Something I find really funny about job interviews is when they ask why you applied for the job. Well… it’s because I need to earn money… duh.

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  16. I do not think that I am exactly “ready” for my interview yet. I’ve decided to major in business real estate about a year ago and to be honest my decision was based on the fact that it is a very general major which can lead to many different career. I do not really imagine in what kind of field I will be working at the end of my bachelor after graduating. Nevertheless once I started studying business I’ve been taking many very classes which in which I found myself particularly interested and I think that with time and preparation I will be able to confront any kind of company and employer. While reading the blog’s question, I wasn’t really surprised by any of the question asked since I know that an employer can ask any type of questions, although I’ve found the question concerning the occupation of the possible employee during the free time very personal and wasn’t expecting it. I wasn’t expecting that an employer would try to find information towards an applicant’s personal life outside of work but it actually seem pretty legit knowing that an employee after a certain time will gain confidence and might exteriorize his real personality. What I would ask an employer would be concerning the benefits offered with the job I’m applying for, I think that it is very important to consider the health benefits but also the retirement plan or anything concerning the future but I would also ask about the possibility of promoting in the company. It is essential for me to know if once hired I will be able to get promoted.

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  17. Before reading this article I thought I knew everything about job interviews, but ,man, was I wrong. I've had my fair share of interviews thinking that I have heard just about every single question there is , however reading this article made me realize that are more types of questions out there that could throw me off during the interview. For example question #2 asks about my resume, my resume could use some work on it and if my employer were to ask me about my resume I would just freeze up and try to figure out what to say on the spot. This was a good eye opener for me in terms of what I need to do to on how to present myself.

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  18. When an HR is interviewing a person, all he is trying to know is "Should I hire this person?" So he ask these questions to guide the applicant. The HR wants the applicant to show he is worth employed by answering there questions. These questions actually allow the HR to grade the applicant's mental health, working ability, career plans and social skills. If an applicant is able to answer every question nicely, it means he is well skilled and confident. It is incredible that a person could be examined in just several questions, and I think that is the reason why these questions are so popular.

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  19. I think this article is very interesting and helpful. It pointed out the common questions and what the company want to know through these questions. I had a job interview before and the interviewer asked me the same question as #7. At that time, I couldn't understand why they asked such a question. I thought what do we do during the free time depend on out habits and hobbies. It is very personal and it has nothing to do with the job. Now I understand the reason why they asked the question through this article.

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  20. In my past experience with interviews, they all have been a breeze. Just being confident and giving the person all the information they need allowed me to get fired on spot on all 4 jobs i had applied to. However, these questions above are pretty much cliche when it comes to interviews. These questions may help the interviewer get to know you more but these questions do not help you think deeper. One of the main question I would ask my potential employer is, how can this job be a benefit to me, whether are willing to work around my school schedule and how long does the hiring process take. Depending on the interviewer, it is up to them to see if you are capable to take on the task and hire. Therefore, yes, I am always ready for an interview.

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    1. Did you catch your typo of "fired on the spot"? I assume you meant "hired on the spot". Not sure if you can change that now, but just wanted to letcha know.

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  21. As someone who has not been through a job interview, these questions are helpful with thinking about my words during one. My answers are what will get me the job or what will make me remain unemployed. A lot of aspects to jobs are scary, especially interviews, and knowing what kind of questions you may be asked helps make me feel prepared for one. Some questions I didn't expect were about free time and about leaving the current job. I only thought that employers asked only about why you want the job and why they should hire you. This article, while it is helpful, doesn't actually make me feel ready but it does set up a sort of prep, like a study guide and the actual test. A question that I would ask a potential employer would be, "Is this what you expected or wanted when you first started in this company?" because it's always interesting to compare what a person's starting ideals are and what they are now.

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  22. My opinion of this blog is it's fairly accurate, many of the questions the blog uses as examples are the same questions I was asked when I interviewed for my part time job. The one that really stood out to me on this article and during my job interview was the question of "tell me about yourself". This stands out to me because throughout school we are told to not talk about ourselves but to talk about others. This avoidance of ourselves is actually quite hurtful because it puts us in an awkward place when we are asked about ourselves and it puts us in the place where we really have no idea how to talk about ourselves effectively. For me, I think it's great that in college we are primarily asked to write from our point of view and to give our opinions about something rather than to just write from a neutral position. This gives us more practice for the real world.

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  23. This article was full of great information. Many of these questions were asked when I went through a job interview. These are very common questions that one should be prepared to answer. While I was reading these questions it made me realize that I need to keep these questions so I can go over them for my future interviews. I need to be able to answer these questions well in order to receive a job that I am applying for. Many employers would want someone that can successfully answer these questions with confidence.

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  24. This article gives a sort of practice in confidence because I have gone through numerous interviews and never I have been asked these questions per say what people absolutely have problems with is authority in their voice I am participating in the interview process as the interviewer for the first time this summer and I have already done two and I they were so nervous I had to cut it short in the work place communication is everything so if you can't show that you can do that successfully you will be treated as a joke

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  25. This will be the kind questions I will be asked in a job interview or when doing a survey. This article helps me get ready to get into the real world because I need to learn about my self, my strength and weaknesses, and why I want to work at this certain job. Prepare to answer them before the actual interview.

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  26. I especially liked question number three on what makes you better than other candidates. The biggest problem, as stated, is that nobody likes talking about other people. But if you merely mention that your own attributes, whatever they may be, make you more qualified than the other candidates, then it shouldn't be too big of an issue. I also liked the last question about interviewing the person who is interviewing you for a bit since it's important to know as much as you can about the company you're trying to work for.

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  27. I really really REALLY wish I could have read this article prior to my first ever interview. We all remember our first job interview. Trying very hard not to seem so cocky with ourselves but also trying not to seem so insecure or doubtful of ourselves. I believe that knowing how to answer interview questions shows how determined an employee is in itself. Not just any random possible candidate is going to take the time out of their day to research how to properly answer questions that every single employer asks prior to hiring someone. Answering these questions with confidence shows preparation and determination. This article can turn any shmuck into a top 5 candidate for any job. If executed correctly

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  28. I really like this article because I am having an interview with Amazon in a couple days. I feel like this article is very basic however very informing on types of questions they may ask. It will help me prepare what I can say for questions like these and it gives me a general idea of what is going to be asked of me. I now feel really prepared for the interview and hope I get the job!

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  29. Honestly I have only had one interview and it felt like I was just having a normal conversation with the manager. I did what this article tells people to do which is to make everything brief and to point out good skills and traits that you have. The interview question that stood out to me was "what do you do on your free time?" because why does the interviewer really need to know what I do on my free time. My answer to question is that on my free time I like to read (manga ). The last question " do you have any questions for us?" is the hardest question because not many questions come to mind but after the interview is over and I go home, almost a million questions pop into my mind like when do I start and what should I wear/bring on my first day of work. I learned that to actually do well or get better at a job , you have to ask for help because you will usually not figure out things yourself. I actually love this article because I can share it to others if they have a future interview.

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  30. In my 18 years of life I've gone through four interviews. Tarted with Kmart, Kohls, Jamba Juice, and then onto Texas Roadhouse. I have been asked every question on here except for eight and two. Maybe because these are just amateur jobs I wasent asked to walk through my resume but I think this post helped me realize that when I do eventually get my degree I need to have strong answers to these questions so that I stand out from the crowd. Reading through this prepares me even better for the next job that I want because I really need to make sure that my resume is built and has aspects that that job Is looking for specifically. Although these are all accurate questions these are not the only things that I have been asked while interviewing. I've had questions as simple as what is the car you see yourself driving if money wasent a issue. Before going into an interview I have learned you should just really evaluate yourself and make sure you are confident in everything you say because if you don't believe it how will they.

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  31. The interview process is your time to shine and demonstrate that you have the confidence for the position. In the past couple of years I interviewed with many ambulance companies and fired departments that asked almost all the questions on this list. I could make up anything on the spot and they would believe it. Not because I 100% understood their question, but because I had the confidence needed to answer the questions. When I was in the Army we had boards where we were interviewed for promotion. These boards didn't look for mastery at your job. They looked to see if the person was confident with their answers. Interviews are the same way. Learn what they are asking and answer it without a stutter.

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  32. This post is efficient because it is something that everyone will eventually go through and will need to know how to do. Interviews can be very scary but once one practices and gets all their answers into place, it should go a lot smoother. It was helpful that they told us things to say and what not to say because we tend to say things without thinking that may not be appropriate for the interview. Personally, I usually struggle when they ask "tell me something about yourself" because I suddenly go blank and forget, so this would definitely be a question I would have to practice on. And I never thought about asking the interviewer questions in return, mainly due to the nerves, but I'll most likely start doing that so they can see that we are interested in what they have to offer as well.

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  33. I absolutely recommend this to everyone to read right before having an interview. I find it to be extremely helpful to prepare one with actual interview questions and possible answers. I'd wish I had read this before, it would have prepared me for those tricky questions. Most of the questions were asked in every single interview I've had. In my last interview I was not expecting to be asked "what do you do in your free time" so I froze for like 30 seconds and just said whatever came to my mind. I felt so awkward since I had never been asked that before, but thankfully that awkwardness did not stop them from hiring me.

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  35. This article is fun to read but it is also very helpful and would recommend this to anyone preparing for an interview. Interviews are nerve-wracking, and it wouldn't be a surprise to blank out for a few seconds. During my senior year in high school, we had mock interviews and it was a good experience. I was nervous, even if the interviewers were my peers so I expected to be more nervous during a real interview. I've only had one interview for the job that I currently have, and it went very well. I expected to be asked the questions listed above so I was able to practice. Some questions they didn't ask me was #4, #7, and #10. Asking the interviewer questions is a little bit awkward for me, especially if it's about the pay. Overall, I really like this article as I've learned some things about interviews, and will be able to use it in the future.

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  36. This post is so beneficial because many of those questions provided had been in my interviews. Especially give me five characteristics about yourself, where do you see yourself five years from now, why are you a better candidate than someone else, what is your biggest weakness, do you have any questions for us, why this job at this company, what do you do for fun. All of these questions I have been asked. Right before going to an interview I hate the feeling of uneasiness in your stomach "butterflies". I think one of the hardest question is name one of your weakness. I try to be honest with a weakness that I have, but after reading this article it is better to speak about a strength that could also be seen as weakness. At first, you will show that its bad to have this weakness in yourself but right after you will show the positive side of having it. Another thing that I need to work on is asking a smart question at the end for the interviewers, because in my experience with interviews I usually ask when do I find out that I got the job. Even though this is not a bad question compared to how much do I get paid...but I'm assuming that I got the job already. I hate answering the question why I'm better than other candidates that decide to work here usually I say cause I can speak two other languages than English which could definitely be a plus for any job. What do you do for fun,in my last interview I blurted out quickly what I did without thinking and the way I answered could have shown that I lose attention really quickly. Its important to take your time to think about every question.

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  37. Danaya Webster
    College writing 2
    November 2, 2016

    This is a great article to read in order to prepare for any type of interview. Even if these aren't the exact questions that will be asked, it gives you a good idea of similar questions and will allow you to practice how to talk appropriately during an interview. This article can also be very useful for people who aren't sure how to answer certain questions in the right way. Interviews are always super stressful but this article could really help someone feel more prepared and maybe a little less nervous.

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  38. College Writing I
    November 2, 2016

    This article is beneficial for those who do not know what to expect in an interview. The information given helps one to prepare themselves for the questions that employers may ask and provides you an idea of what employers are searching for. Interviews tend to make people feel anxious. This article allows one to think critically and deeply about their skills, strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics that will help display themselves as a better fit for the job.

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  40. Eng 1002 sec 02
    Nov 21, 2016

    Many of the questions mentioned in this post were things I was asked during my last interview. This post is extremely helpful because you mentioned not only what questions they would ask but also what direction the interviewee should go with their answer. I find it extremely important to study for the job you are applying for before going into the interview because you will be so much more prepared and the person conducting the interview will notice. Each interview I have done, I have studied for and it has helped me stand out even in group interviews and so far, this has paid off because I have earned each job I've applied for. I also agree that the weakness question is the worst because I found myself struggling with trying not to give away too much information which could make myself look bad, but also not hold back too much because I didn't want to seem as though I had no flaws. Overall, I think this blog post is extremely helpful to those who are looking for jobs and I think everyone should read this before going to their next interview.

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  41. I find this article very useful, especially for freshman college students. Some freshman have no job experience, so these questions can help with trying to get a job during freshman year. We go into college to prepare for a career for after we graduate, so we also need to be prepared to interview for the job. As a freshman, we don't have much experience in the job field that we are looking to go into. These questions could also prepare us for internships that we will try to get when we are upperclassman. These internships could help prepare to get a job after we graduate and we could use it as an example of experience in out interview. The internship could even end up as a job after, if we answer these questions wisely and do well on the internships, which is like a prolonged interview, we could get a job at that place. I feel like this is article that freshman and even upperclassman should read to prepare them for the workforce.

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  42. This article is extremely useful for all ages, not just graduating college students. To understand and to be aware of what kind of questions will be asked by potential employers can help you be prepared and equip with answers without needing to think of it on the spot. preparation is key when walking into an interview. I think that the person being interviewed should have at least two questions to ask the potential employer at the end of the interview to let them know that you are not just looking for a job but that you are just as invested in the company as they are.

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  43. This article is really beneficial. If you are trying to get a job. I wish I knew this information ahead of time. My first job was when I was 16 at McDonald's the interview was not as difficult. The question they asked did not involve any sort of critical thinking. However When I applied at Macy's the questions were more proper and involve thinking outside the box reading this article made me realize why I did not get the position. I talked bad about my previous job which was McDonald's which probably was not the smartest thing to do but you live and you learn. When ever you get interviewed I always thought it was inappropriate to ask questions for some reason.I should ask proper things as the pay and benefits to seem interested and more professional. I think this blog post was very helpful because it did not just list the questions and interviewer will ask they went out of the way by stating the don't and do's and why.

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