Michelle,

Since you’re in the middle of interviewing, let’s put these interview questions up and figure out the best ways to answer them.  Use the comments section to write your answers and ask your questions.

It’s all about being very short and sweet and specific.

This comes from Monster:

  1. What are your weaknesses?
    Monster recommends listing a specific skill weakness and talking about a class or volunteer work or organization that you’re getting into to help turn that weakness into a skill.  I’ll have some online Excel and Word classes for you in a little bit but in the meantime, think about how you want to answer this.
  2. Why should we hire you?
  3. Why do you want to work here?
  4. What are your goals?
    We talked about this, it would be good for you to think about what you want in the near-term besides merely surviving and “having a job”.  What would just be so cool about building your skills and working?
  5. Why Did You Leave (Or Why Are You Leaving) Your Job?
  6. When were you the most satisfied in your job?
  7. What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
  8. What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
    Remember, use your boss’ actual words and be specific!
  9. What salary are you seeking?
  10. If you could be an animal, what would you be?

Here are some more great interview questions from InterviewStuff.com…  These do get asked, take some time to write me your answers in the comments section:

  1. Give an example of a situation where you didn’t meet your goals or objectives.
  2. Give an example of a difficult situation that you faced and how you handled it.
  3. Where do you see yourself in 3 years or 5 years or 10 years?
  4. What would your current (or past) manager say are your strengths?
  5. What would your current (or past) manager say are your weaknesses?
  6. Give an example of when you had to face an unreasonable deadline or an extremely challenging task and how you handled it.
  7. Do you prefer working in a team or on your own?
  8. What is the first thing you would change, if you started to work here?

Here are some more:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Have you ever had a conflict with your boss?  How was it resolved?
  3. If you had one do-over in your career, what would it be?

This is very cool!  If you get asked other questions, write them here so we can figure out how to best answer them. 

You are going to NAIL this!  You will be the best interviewer ever!  You will be teaching OTHER people how to interview!

Love you,

Mom

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