A1 Interviewing & Resume Tips

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY THE EMPLOYER

Tell me something about yourself that is not mentioned in your resume.

How did you become aware of available position?

Why do you want this kind of job?

What have you been doing since your last job?

Why are you looking to change jobs?

What did you like best about your last position?

What features of your previous jobs have you disliked?

What interests you most about the position we have available?

How would you define a "self-starter"?

What are you like in this respect?

What do you do in your spare time?

What do you think your employer's obligations are to you?

What kind of salary would we have to pay to attract a person with your background and experience?

What makes you think you will do well in this job?

What do you know about our company?

What are your long range and short range goals and objectives, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them?

What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

What do you really want to do in life?

What are your long range career objectives?

What are the most important rewards you expect in your career?

Which is more important to you, the money or the type of job?

What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

How would you describe yourself?

How do you think your boss would describe you?

What motivates you to put forth your greatest efforts?

Why should I hire you?

What qualifications do you have that make you think that you will be successful in this position?

What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours?

In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?

What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?  Why?

If you were given $1,000 to spend on self development for yourself, how would you spend it?

What have you learned from participation in outside activities?

In what kind of a work environment are you most comfortable?

How would you describe the ideal job for you?

Why did you decide to seek a position with our company?

What two or three things are most important to you in your job?