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Oct 04 2017
Answering the Tough Interview Questions
Question 1: What is your biggest weakness?
You can almost guarantee that your interviewer will ask you this question. Some people can get tripped up by this question, but it's not as bad as it might seem, The key to this question is to be honest. Employers look for someone who is able to be truthfully reflective on the things they need to improve upon, as everyone has something that they are less than perfect at. Think about something that you could truly get better at, and have examples of ways you are looking to overcome this weakness. It is important not to just say something like "I'm a perfectionist" or not have an answer at all. Employers really gauge your personal reflection skills off of this questions, so it is important to have a solid answer prepared before you interview. For some examples, you could elaborate on how you struggle with public speaking, task delegation, time management, or anything else you can think of that is personalized to you.
Question 2: Why should we hire you?
This is your chance to elaborate on why you believe you are a good fit for the position. Before the interview, take a good look at the job description and route your answer back to it with specific examples. You want to show how you would relate to all aspects of the role. Focus on the things that make you unique from the other potential applicants. This could be a special certification that will help you do the job better, specific professional experiences, or unique personal qualities. You want to make sure you stand out. Craft an "elevator pitch", no more than 1 or 2 minutes long, explaining the items that make you a perfect fit for the position. Once you have it down, you are sure to ace this question in the interview.
Question 3: How would you handle a disagreement with your boss?
Here, the interviewer is trying to understand how you deal with a difficult situation. This question can be tricky, because you want to show your tactfulness when dealing with your boss, but also that you have your own side to the disagreement that you believe was right. You should be able to explain a specific situation in which this happened to you, and the steps you took to overcome the disagreement in a thoughtful way. Then, you should be able to explain the result of the event. This will allow the interviewer to see your entire thought process while handling the disagreement, and what came of it afterwards.
Even though you probably prepared endlessly for your interview, there still may be some questions that stump you. Don't panic! This happens to everyone. Take your time formulating an answer, even if it seems awkward to do so. Answer honestly and thoughtfully to these types of questions, and you can't go wrong.
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