How to Tackle Those Curly Interview Questions
One of the most nerve-wracking parts of the hiring process are the interview questions. Your answers can make or break the deal of you getting the position you are aspiring.
More often than not, we get dumb-founded and begin babbling and making sentences in response to the questions were asked. After which, we then replay the scene over and over again, only to realise that what you said did not make any sense at all.
Below we have gathered a few of the common interview questions. Know how to answer tough interview questions and best answers. Respond as confidently as possible, and make that first impression worth it.
1. “Tell me about yourself.”
This is the most common question you are asked right after greeting. At this point, the interviewer is gauging you as a person. Knowing your values and principles that make you stand-out above the rest. Be ready to impress, but careful not to brag. Research about the company. Keep your answer short and relevant to the company’s vision.
2. “What made you leave your last job?”
Usually, this question tests your commitment to the job. Address your reasons for leaving highlighting the previous company in a positive mark. Do not voice out resentment over unmet expectations. This will give the interviewer the impression that you might also leave.
3. “What made you apply for this position?”
Highlight your strengths that apply to the job post you are vying for. Know what the company is about. Understand what the company is expecting from its employees. It is tempting to mention that you are attracted to the remuneration package in some cases, however, voicing this may not be a very good idea during the interview. Let’s keep that on hold until the job offer is presented.
4. “What is your desired salary?”
This is always a tricky question to answer. You do not want to downplay your skills, but at the same time, you don’t want to be demanding. To best prepare for this question, know the salary range the position usually earns, and then weigh your value up against it.
5. “Why should we hire you?”
This is where you can summarise your skills, previous work experience and achievements. Point out how you can be an asset to the company. Convince them of your dedication and willingness to grow in the enterprise. Showcase your personality that gives an assurance that you belong to the industry.
Other than education background and scholastic achievements, interviewers are keen observers. They are easy judging you from the way you present yourself and know well if you are plainly bragging. A good soldier never goes to any battle unarmed.
You should also be well-equipped with the knowledge.
Understand the company you wish to be a part of. Always be ready to answer the hard interview questions. Also, know what questions to ask in an interview. It will make you look smart, and also eager to be a part of the team.
Learn how to present your weaknesses as your strengths. The right attitude and confidence will pave that way for you in bagging that dream job you are looking. Work your way up and work harder to stay on top.