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Preparing for a Job Interview

One of the many things you have to get ready to do when you are about to graduate from college or are still in college is look for a job. This process can be tedious, but if you have an updated resume showing off your skills and experience, and you are able to provide a good first impression, you are going to breeze through and get a job with ease. One of the most important processes, is having an interview with a company. The position you are applying for is unique, but so are you. What people become nervous about, is the types of questions that may be presented when you walk into the room nervously and sit down across from your possible future boss. There are thousands of possible questions an employer might ask an interviewee.  Here are some possible sample questions that you might want to consider if you are going on a job interview.

  1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
  2. What do you know about the company?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. What are your greatest professional strengths?
  5. What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
  6. Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, and how you dealt with it.
  7. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  8. What are you looking for in a new position?
  9. What’s a time you exercised leadership?
  10. How would your boss and co-workers describe you?
  11. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

In terms of how to prepare for the interview, thinking of answers to as many questions as you can is one great way to be ready for whatever might be thrown at you during the interview process. Practice makes perfect, and this is especially true when it comes to interviews. It’s crucial to know what points you want to make about yourself, that will make you the ideal candidate and an asset to the company!