Job interviews are tough business. It’s all about showing why you’re right for the position— that you have a great personality, a solid skill set, and that you would be a great addition to the team. To avoid blowing your chance at landing a new gig, there are some phrases you should never say during an interview.
An interview is a two way street. It’s not only a time where the interviewer is trying to determine the right candidate, but it’s also a time where you, the candidate, has the opportunity to ask questions that will help you decide if this is the right position for you. If you have landed an interview, there are some important interview questions you should ask yourself as well as the interviewer.
So you made it through round one, and you just received a call for a second interview, but how do you prepare? What is a second job interview all about?
The interview question, what’s your biggest weakness? can feel like a trap, leaving even the most prepare interviewees baffled. It’s a loaded question that many don’t know how to respond to even if you prepare before hand. This little question has a lot of power behind it and can determine whether you’re a possible new employee or a potential liability.
Interviews are a tough part of a job search. Your nerves get to you, you have to prep, you have to put your best foot forward and pitch yourself to employers. You’ve come to the end of the interview and you’ve answered endless questions about yourself and why you’d be a good fit for the role, and you’re feeling pretty good about the interview. But what’s next? The employer has one last question for you….
The biggest thing job candidates can do for themselves is prepare at least 3-5 questions for the interviewer. Be prepared for when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks “So, do you have any questions for me?” To avoid struggling through a few questions you can think of off the top of your head, here are some smart interview questions to ask the interviewer hat will impress and give you some kudos for being prepared:
Don’t appear indifferent in your next interview. It’s important to have a list of questions to ask the employer and/or recruiter you are meeting with so that they know you are engaged and interested. It’s a fine balance though. You don’t want to go overboard and make them feel like they are under fire. So make sure to keep your list short and to the point.
Here are some example questions you can pick from: Continue reading