Job Interview Questions

If you already got a job interview then congratulations!, now you are in the final step of a job hunting process.

Job Interview Questions

You should know that job interviews are for employers to know you better, at this moment you're not anymore just a resume but a human being, so, this is your time, the time when you should give a good impression to your interviewers and let them know you are a good professional and can give much to their company.

Before the Interview:

  • Review the types of interviews
  • Practice with some friends, ask them to make you some questions as an interview.
  • Think about your skills, qualities and personal characteristics, make a list about the experience you have and how it can help you in the job you want.
  • If you had the opportunity to solve some difficult situation in any other job, speak about that, to show the employer you can make good decisions.
  • List the extracurricular activities related to the job you're aplying for.
  • Review the information about the company and the job position.
  • Write in paper some possible questions that you think will be asked in the interview, think about some response, do not memorize it but be prepared.
  • Also make a list with some questions that you will ask the employer.
  • Make questions that demonstrate you are really interested in the job.
  • Dress properly for the interview.
  • Know the questions that you don't need to ask because it could be an illegal interview.

During the interview:

  • Be punctual, 15 minutes before of the interview hour will be ok.
  • If something unexpected happened to you, call the company as soon as you can to advice.
  • Explain de trouble and ask for any other time to be interviewed.
  • At the place of the interview, greet everyone in the room, shaking hands and making eye contact. Give a good first impression.
  • Do not ever show arrogance, be self assured but not arrogant.
  • Always make eye contact, show some smiles if necessary but do not exagerate.
  • When answering the questions, give clear, concise and effective answers.
  • Let the employer know you are confortable with the interview.
  • Make those questions you've been thinking about to ask the employer.
  • At the end of the interview, also say good bye shaking hands and being polite, thank for the employer's time and consideration.

After the Interview:

  • After finishing the interview begin to write a thanks letter.
  • The thank letter is to make the employer remember your interest in the job vacancy.
  • Send it by e-mail or paper.
  • Reiterate your qualifications and your possible contributions to the organization.
  • Send a thank letter even if you have a second interview.

Job Interview Questions:

Some questions that are used in many job interviews are:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • What experience do you have in this field?
  • Do you consider yourself successful?
  • What do co-workers say about you?
  • What do you know about this organization?
  • What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
  • Are you applying for other jobs?
  • Why do you want to work for this organization?
  • Do you know anyone who works for us?
  • What kind of salary do you need?
  • How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
  • Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
  • What is your philosophy towards work?
  • If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?