Best Interview Questions and Answers
Why are you the best person for this job?
Acknowledging the need and giving a supported answer is the best tactic here.
If asked a point blank question such as: Are you creative? Are you analytical? Can you work under pressure? etc. What is the best way to answer?
A brief, specific example supports your answer well and says you are confident, well prepared, and genuine.
Examples are proof of your ability and a sign of confidence. Giving a clear concise example will be more memorable and set you apart from the group. Before the interview, think the needs of the job and how your personality could be a fit.
Why are you in the job market?
This shows you have given some thought to your career objectives. At the same time, it outlines your desire to grow and contribute.
What are you looking for in a position?
This answer shows ambition, willingness to work for opportunity, and a desire to work for a dynamic organization. In this response you have energy and confidence.
What do you know about our organization?
Although this takes a little preparation, this level of knowledge and precise presentation will do wonders for starting an interview on the right foot.
What are your short term objectives?
This answer alludes to "giving" as well as "getting" AND it refocuses the discussion on the job opening.
What are your long term objectives?
This answer suggests both a desire to move up and an understanding that the exact pace of movement is subject to many factors. Reassuring the interviewer of a desire to stay with a company is always a good idea.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
It acknowledges the basic desires of wanting to work hard, contribute and grow without threatening.
Before we go any further, what kind of money do you need to make?
A discussion about salary before all the facts are on the table is premature. You will have much more bargaining power if you sell the company on you before talking salary. This answer is particularly effective because it recognizes the importance of wages but shifts the focus to the immediate discussion and effectively says "let's talk about that later." See article on Salary Negotiation Strategies.
What are your strengths?
This shows you have given some real thought to your strengths and highlights not only the skills you have, but also of what use they are to the employer.
What do subordinates think of you?
This answer depicts a manager who cares about people but is keenly focused on productivity. This answer gives clear examples of the important aspects of one management style that is widely accepted.
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