The job interview
A job interview is really a conversation, so a little interview preparation can go a long way. Here’s how to anticipate the types of questions you'll be asked and understand what questions you can and should ask to help make the process more manageable.
MAKE A CHECKLIST
Conducting a mock interview will put you at ease before the big day and can turn "thank you, next" into "you're hired." Here are some of the most common interview questions asked. If you need help navigating the answers, here are some suggestions.
What are your weaknesses?
Why should we hire you?
Why do you want to work here?
What are your goals?
Why did you leave (or why are you leaving) your job?
When were you most satisfied in your job?
What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
What salary are you seeking?
An important part of interview preparation involves researching the company, the industry, and even the person who will be interviewing you. This can help you gather valuable information that you can then use to craft some questions that will show that you've done your homework and make it easier for you to assess if the employer is the right fit.
Now it’s your turn to do the asking. These are some examples of the kinds of questions that will yield answers that will determine whether or not you want to work for a particular employer.
KNOW WHAT TO ASK
Our research shows that 48% of recruiters rank the interview as the most important factor when determining a candidate’s fit. Stay up speed on how to nail your next interview by creating a Monster profile for free today, and you'll:
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A lot of the interview preparation is done if you’ve gotten through those steps. All that it takes now is to set up your profile and you’re on your way to finding a job that fits your needs, values, and skills.
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How does this company define and measure success?
Where does the company hope to be in five years?
What do you enjoy most about working here?
What areas of the company could use some polishing?
What is the next step in the hiring process?