4 Most Generic Job Interview Questions

Posted by | December 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

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If you want to ace your Lakeland jobs interview, you have to be able to sell yourself and market your skills. It’s a bit like running a business and selling the products. You have to create an image for your brand and you have to sell the products that carry this image.

Unfortunately, unlike in an actual marketing scenario, not everything is within your control. When doing a job interview, you are helpless and at the mercy of the hiring manager. It really depends on how engaging your interviewer is or whether or not they are actually listening to what you are saying. If that’s the case, you need to call their attention to it.

Here are the top four generic questions asked to job seekers and how to answer them:

1. Tell me about yourself

Most hiring managers start with this. It’s pretty obvious why. They want to hear how you are going to sell yourself, and what interests you the most. Remember, that the first thing you say will usually make or break you. This is an opportunity for you to start strong. There was nothing specific with the question, which means you can go far and wide about yourself. Make it short and quick, but make it very meaningful. This question can certainly help you set the tone of the interview.

2. Why should we hire you?

Some hiring managers in Lakeland jobs would probably ask: what are your strengths? Or, why would you be a good fit for our company? Regardless, this is the perfect opportunity to present your selling points. Share with them your skills that set you apart from the other applicants. If there is something interesting about you (even a hobby), this is a time to tell them about it and connect it to being a “good fit” to the company.

3. What were your previous work duties?

Any self-respecting hiring manager would surely inquire about your responsibilities in your past work. Instead of ratting off your duties and what you do on a daily basis, why don’t you share with them your accomplishments in the company? Instead of saying you headed a project and it was successful, why don’t you tell them how much sales you got and how innovative your concept was? This is a perfect opportunity to highlight your strengths and key qualifications.

4. Tell me about that time…

They will put you in awkward situations like “what would you do if you catch your co-workers plagiarizing? Would you tell the bosses?” The key here is to always do what the company policy says should be done. This is not really about your values, but more about testing if you know how to abide by the rules.

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