07.23.12 Your Morning Interruption

How to Really Answer the Most Basic Interview Questions

By JACQUI BARRETT-POINDEXTER

July 23, 2012 

For some, the most nerve-wracking part of a hiring process is the interview. But, it doesn’t have to be if you’ve taken time to practice your answers and delivery. Glassdoor.com has published an extensive list of some of the most common interview questions job seekers should prepare to answer when the critical time comes. Here are seven of the most common questions, plus suggested ways to respond:

1. What are your strengths? Some job seekers struggle with this because they’re concerned with appearing conceited or overly confident. The interviewer most likely is aware of your strengths already, or you wouldn’t have been invited to this interview in the first place. They are simply hoping to hear you verbalize them. Keep your answer apropos to the position for which you are interviewing. Your ability to bench press 300 lbs. will have little impact on your duties as the new accounting clerk.

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