There’s a blogspot site out there with the “best” answers to the 64 most common interview questions. I remember each time I ever went looking for a job (or when jobs came looking for me) that before I’d go in for interviews, I always made sure I knew what my personal philosophies were on a various number of issues and topics. Not only did I make sure I knew what I wanted to say, but I made sure I rehearsed my responses. Nothing for me works as well as after I’ve said it out loud a few times first.
This isn’t to say that a job seeker should go into these questions and memorize answers. It’s not something I’d ever do as I have no idea if those answers are the ones I would personally choose for myself. They do give some good guidelines however:
- In general, be upbeat and positive. Never be negative.
- Rehearse your answers and time them. Never talk for more than 2 minutes straight.
- Don’t try to memorize answers word for word. Use the answers shown here as a guide only, and don’t be afraid to include your own thoughts and words. To help you remember key concepts, jot down and review a few key words for each answer. Rehearse your answers frequently, and they will come to you naturally in interviews.
- Find out what an employer wants most in his or her ideal candidate, then show how you meet those qualifications. 1
- from http://HRInterviews.blogspot.com. [back]