20 Questions and Answers to Succeed in a Job Interview

20 Questions and Answers to Succeed in a Job Interview



Questions and Answers to succeed in a job interview
When it is time to do a job interview you have to be physically and psychologically prepared to the questions that you will be asked, so that you can give an answer that allows you to be victorious and successful.

What many people do not know is that in my professional life I had to do a lot of job interviews, that's why I wanted to tell you from my experience what are the main questions in a job interview, so that you are prepared to any interview.

But before I start with the questions and answers I want to give you 3 very important tips.

Tip 1. How to prepare a job interview
You must prepare yourself very well for the job interview you are going to do and take into account aspects such as:

1.- Wear a suitable clothing for the interview. Think that the first impression you give to the interviewer is very important, and do not throw overboard to get a good job for not having used the right clothes for this job.

2.- Attend the specific time you have been cited. Do not attend half an hour before, or do not even think about arriving late, you have to be punctual to the appointment, this information will speak very well of you and your organizational capacity.

3. Try to know a little about the person who interviews you. This does not always happen but sometimes we meet the interviewer and we can investigate a little about their hobbies to see if we agree on some knowledge, tastes or preferences that allow us to better empathize with the person who performs the job interview.

Tip 2. How to go dressed for a job interview
You have to know well the company and the position for which you present yourself, and be dressed accordingly. It's not about being dressed in a specific way, it's about knowing the position well that I'm going to present myself and knowing how the professionals who work in the company dress in order to know what would be the most appropriate ways to go dressed in job interview.

You have to think that you have to give an authentic image of yourself so that you can convey a bit like you really are, but trying to make this also go online as much as possible of what is used in the company.

Tip 3. Look after the appearance and presentation format of your CV
He thinks that in a job interview they will look into the smallest details and take a good curriculum in a physical way is also one of them. There are some who think that having sent it, I do not need to take it physically to the interview, but they are wrong, even though the interviewer already has it on his table, saying that you have the curriculum physically will make you transmit a lot of interest in the job offered .

Some more tips I give you about the curriculum vitae:

1.- Adequate length. If you think that the longer the resume is better, you will be wrong, since that can generate a dissuasive effect in which you will review your curriculum and lose interest in it. Try to summarize the most important in 2 or 3 pages at the most.

2.- Use a suitable and updated photo. The photo is an aspect that does not use many people and I do not understand why, as we will be transmitting more closeness and visual familiarity with our image.

Of course, use a suitable photo that tries to convey the image you want the interviewer to perceive.

3.- Appropriate format. Always choose a simple and appropriate, and do not use colors or rare fonts, try to make it as simple and formal as possible.

4.- Video presentation . Surprise the interviewer with a video presentation of yours, that will allow you to earn points and be one of those chosen to conduct the interview.

Frequently asked questions and answers from a job interview

Question # 1 Tell me a little about yourself
This is one of the most classic and typical questions in an interview, and we must know how to respond but in the most natural way possible, and summarizing in the least possible words our professional experience that adds value to the job that the company is offering.

Question # 2 What is your biggest flaw?
Refuses topical and typical responses such as; I am very perfectionist, I am very demanding with my work and people, etc., the best thing is that you look for a simpler answer like;

"Sometimes I'm competitive or I like to work individually as a team."

Question # 3 What aspects do you not like about a boss?
Attention, we are faced with a tricky question, which seeks to add a selective criterion that discards a series of interviewees, and to which we must try to give a response of the type such as;

"In my professional experience I have worked with different types of bosses and using different work methodologies, but I think I am a person who adapts well to any work methodology."

You have to think that in a job interview there are always several tricky questions, which we must identify in order to give an adequate answer.

Question # 4 What are your 3 greatest virtues?
Be concise and avoid explayarte in your answer. The objective is to indicate to the interviewer 3 specific personal and professional aspects that can be positive for the job and the company.

Avoid answers like;

"I am very professional and committed to my work", "I am very demanding and I always give a lot in everything I do".

That is not swallowed by any interviewer, at least I personally would not swallow it, and instead of these answers use others like;

"I love learning new things and I believe that in this company I can grow a lot professionally".

In other words, what I have done is show a virtue and link it with something positive by looking at the future of the company.

Question # 5 I have seen that you have changed jobs several times in recent years. What has been the reason?
Here, the interviewer will look for a discard that you can leave shortly after the hiring; If you are trained in the workplace and invest many hours of the company in you, the interviewee will want to be sure that you will go shortly after.

In any interview, always look for a person who can remain and grow professionally for a long time in a company.

Always try to be honest and explain the reasons for job changes.

Question # 6 Do you consider yourself ready to perform the functions of this position?
You have to study very well what are the strengths of the profile that the company is demanding and above all be sincere in the answer. Try to emphasize the strongest aspects of the requested profile and then be honest and say that these other points are controlled at a medium level but that you would love to continue learning and growing in those areas.

Question # 7 Do you have experience in carrying out projects in work teams?
One aspect that usually values ​​a lot in a job interview is our experience and good predisposition to work in teams where we have to interact with different professionals of the company.

Do not be exaggerated and try to give a correct and natural answer.

"Yes, I have worked in several work teams and with good results".

Question # 8 Would you do a job that was not your specialty?
The objective of this question is to see the degree of versatility of the candidate, depending on the job position to be played can be a very important factor.

Question # 9 Would you occasionally move to other places?
On this occasion, what is sought is to see the degree of mobility of the candidate, to see if in case he has to go to a work meeting in another city his family life would allow it or not.

Question # 10 Do you consider yourself a creative person?
Think that creativity always brings a plus to any job and we must know how to answer this question correctly, that being true, here do not try to put ornaments where there are not because they will discover relatively soon if it is not true what you say

Creativity is a very personal aspect and has nothing to do with having certain studies.

Question # 11 What expectations do you have of this work?
Anyone before going to a job interview has more or less clear or drawn some expectations of that new job .

These are some of the aspects that you should highlight.

It seems to me a position with a lot of projection to
I believe that the position will allow me to grow and learn a lot.
It really is a subject in which I like to work and I have experience.
I am delighted with the roles to play and I would like to start now.
I think it is a company that takes great care that there is a very good work environment among its employees.

Question # 12 What jobs have you had on this subject?
Here it is about giving a response according to the question you are asked, that is, it is not about talking about experiences in others that do not contribute anything to the functions that you would have to perform in the job offer.

Question # 13 Do you usually take your work home?
It is very important that we clearly establish the separation between our work schedule with our personal and private life, yes, you can say, I do not care if one day I have to stay a little later while it is something punctual or exceptional.

Question # 14 What are your salary aspirations?
We get to the economic part, and you have to keep in mind that we enter into a sensitive issue. It is possible that the job offer that we have presented have opened a very broad scale that generates confusion in what they are really going to offer us.

The company has already established different price brackets based on the experience and curriculum of the candidate, but we have to be clear about our salary aspiration to accept this position.

Question # 15 Where do you see yourself in five years?
Here you do not go by the branches and you begin to speak by personal subjects but you focus in yes you see yourself within 5 years in the company and how you would see yourself.

"Within 5 years I see myself working in the company and perhaps coordinating some area."

Question # 16 Why do you want to change jobs?
This is a common practice, and many people want to improve their work and present themselves to other interviews, but it is important that the company knows what the reasons are for changing if they are reasonable or justified.

Question # 17 You have no experience for the position to be filled
This is very common, especially when they are young university students or people who have just finished their studies, they do not have work experience, but in spite of that it is very important that you highlight the most important skills you have, so that all the importance goes there, and the fact that we do not have experience

Question # 18 What do you know about the company and the job?
When we have interested in knowing a little about the company and the job that we are going to perform, we will be transmitting to the interviewer a great interest and a good attitude to work in the company.

A person who does not know anything or has not had time to look at it, conveys little or no interest in the job, and may not be the best choice.

Question # 19 What do you do when you consider that your boss is not right?
Here we have another cheating question to which we have to know how to give an adequate answer to get out of the pothole.

We have all had bosses who do things that we do not like but what we have to try to look for here is a prudent response instead of a sincere one.

If we are too sincere, the interviewer could confuse our sincerity with a problematic person for the company.

Question # 20 Why should we choose you?
Think that hundreds of people are presented to an employment interview so here you have very clear what your answers will be and that they should be focused on those differentiating aspects that make them stand out from the others.

"I've been specializing in this area for more than 5 years and I think I can contribute great things."

"The job offer I think is very close to my profile."

"I would love to start working at the company today and help my colleagues."

I hope this post about questions and answers will help you to emerge victorious in a Job Interview.

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