When being interviewed, it can help to be prepared for the questions that the interviewer will ask you. Of course, there is no way to know exactly what will be asked. But there are very common interview questions that come up frequently and it can help to review and prepare for these. And if a question you prepare for is not asked, the preparation you did may help you with questions that were asked.
The best way to prepare is to review common interview questions and then compose answers that you feel are good responses. In your answers, you want to be yourself and you want to be honest. But you also want to compose your answers so that you present yourself in the best light.
|One trick to do when composing your answers is to have all of your answers drive toward a few personality traits and qualities that the interviewer might find impressive. If you think about the personality traits and qualities of the candidate that employers see as ideal, you can then answer honestly but tweak your responses so that they are aligned with those traits and qualities making you look like a good candidate.
Examples of some ideal and preferred traits and characteristics are below:
Those are just a few examples of some traits that you can tie your answers to. But remember that when it comes to common interview questions, there are no right or wrong answers. The is just better or worse answers and you can ensure that your answers are better by answering honestly but adding details that align your answers with the traits and characteristics of the employers ideal candidate.
Below are some examples common interview questions that could be anticipated:
Those are some of the more general and common interview questions. You should also expect questions on your previous jobs and positions. These will revolve around what you responsibilities were, skills you gained, successes and failures, why you left, etc. It would be good to have ready the details that you want to share that make you look in the best light and again tie to the traits and characteristics of the ideal candidate.
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|This article was published on Wednesday 02 December, 2009.|
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