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Interviews - Where Why What Questions & How To Answer Them

Interviews - Where Why What Questions & How To Answer Them

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Always keep these three things in mind for every interview

  1. Show enthusiasm and interest
  2. Research the company you are interviewing for
  3. Connect your previous responsibilities and achievements to the specifications of the job you’re interviewing for.


Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Determine what your three best skills are and plug them into your answer. Do a little research on a variety of different careers at the company your interviewing with. Look at careers you don't qualify for but like and mention that you would like to advance to that position in five years.

Why Do You Want To Work Here? / What Do You Know About Our Company?

If you don't have a prepared answer for this question you've already lost the job offer. This is a test to see if you applied because you really want to work the company or if you just want a job. Your answer will show whether or not you have simply submitted a resume or paper application or if you have an actual interest in the company. Someone with an interest in the company shows you have given a good portion of thought as to how you can make a contribution.

What Are Your Strengths & Weaknesses?

Can you name your best three job skills right now? When you need to think what they are, you are not prepared to handle the strengths and weaknesses question. That’s what interviewers look for — a well-prepared answer.

Avoid using the word “weakness.” Talk about how you have improved on certain skills. Talk about a skill you know will not be required for the job you’re interviewing for. Tell your interviewer how you recently learned a certain skill to improve your career. Never volunteer a weakness. Turn a lack of something into how you improved your skills.


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