Job Search Tip of the Week #29 (2018)
Caressa Moy | July 16, 2018 | 9:00 am
How to Ace Your First-Round (or Really, Just About Any) Interview
Think Like an Interviewer – Q1 through Q19
Knowing why hiring managers ask certain questions puts you in the best position to answer them. That’s why every week for the past few months we’ve tackled a different one of the 19 most common interview questions, revealing the meaning behind it and walking you through what interviewers want to hear.
Ready to test your ability to think like an interviewer and tackle some of the most common – yet difficult – interview questions? Get started below! And don’t forget to click on the links to double-check that your answer’s the best it can be (remember, some responses elicit better impressions of you than others):
- Q1: If you had a million dollars to launch your best entrepreneurial idea, what would it be?
- Q2: If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title be?
- Q3: If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?
- Q4: How does your family or partner feel about you working long hours?
- Q5: Why are manhole covers round?
- Q6: If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?
- Q7: How many quarters would you need to reach the height of the Empire State Building?
- Q8: What do you expect to be doing five years from now?
- Q9: Why should I hire you?
- Q10: What are your weaknesses?
- Q11: Tell me about yourself.
- Q12: If I asked your friends to describe you, what would they say?
- Q13: Tell me about the worst boss you ever had.
- Q14: Why do you want to work for our company/organization?
- Q15: Tell me about a time when you failed.
- Q16: Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking.
- Q17: What book are you currently reading?
- Q18: Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma.
- Q19: Why do you want to leave your current position?
Remember: The toughest interview questions don’t have to be debilitating! Combat your interview anxiety with some thorough preparation.
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