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Interview Questions: Preparing for the big day!


Being well prepared for an interview will help you be confident and impress the interviewer. The key to a successful interview is adequate preparation. Most employers will ask the same basic questions, so make sure you do your research and be ready for them.

Role play, role play, role play! This is the key to increasing your confidence level so that you can leave a positive first impression. Find someone to coach you through the questions—a friend, spouse, or mentor.

Before you head out to a job interview, take the time to prepare in advance. You can find a lists/articles of the most asked questions anywhere online. You may, or may not, be asked behavioral interview questions, but it's best to be ready in case you are.

Below is a list of questions frequently asked by employers, I highly recommend you read the article to get some ideas on how you might answer.

Can you tell me about yourself?
How would you describe yourself in one word?
How does this position compare to others you are applying for?
Can you name three of your strengths and weaknesses?
Why do you want to work here?
Why do you want to leave your current job?
What are you most proud of in your career?
Have you ever considered being an entrepreneur?
Have you ever stolen a pen from work?
What kind of boss and coworkers have you had the most and least success with, and why?
If you could work for any company, where would you work?
How do you define success?
What career regrets do you have?
Why were you laid off?
What would you do if you won $5 million tomorrow?
Have you ever been asked to compromise your integrity by your supervisor or colleague?
Can you give us a reason someone may not like working with you?
Why have you been out of work for so long?
Tell me about a time you disagreed with a company policy.
How did you make time for this interview? Where does your boss think you are right now?
What’s a difficult situation that you turned around?

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