Are you prepared for your upcoming job interview? Did you do your research about the company you are interviewing with? Have you talked to your friends who work there about the culture of the company? If you have done all these things, then you are ready. Right? The answer is “No, You aren’t”. Because even more important is the ability to let the interviewer know who you are. What you bring to the table, how you can help their company.
The job interview will probably start off with some general introductory questions, such as:
- Can you tell me a little about yourself?
- What do you know about our company?
- How did you hear about this job?
- What motivates you?”
These are questions you need to prepare strong answers for. Ask yourself the questions, write them down, then formulate answers. Get in front of a mirror, or if you are really brave, record yourself giving the answers. Then watch the video, note the parts where you hesitate, or say um, or like, or you know, and do it again, until you have it down pat. Remember, you are probably going to be a little nervous, so having the words burned into your memory is the safest thing to do. Don’t worry, they probably won’t come out exactly as you planned, in fact that is a good thing, you don’t want to sound like a robot. But being prepared and polished is going to impress a potential employer, stumbling and fumbling around will not.
To read the rest of the questions you should have answers for, head over to Forbes Magazine. Read the questions, answer them thoughtfully and you will be ready for that job interview.