3 top interview questions that candidates fail to get right


3 top interview questions that candidates fail to get right

Conversations between a job applicant and a representative of an employer can make you anxious, but only if you do not adequately prepare for interview questions.

It is important to research about what you could be asked and also about the company and why you would want to work there.

”Almost anyone that has been gainfully employed throughout their lifetime has practiced the ‘best’ way to answer questions during a job interview,” Business Insider says.

Here are three interview questions that candidates sometimes fail to get right:

1. Tell me about yourself

In an interview with CNBC, Twitter Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Head of People (Human Resource) Leslie Berland said she uses only one question to assess interviewees: ”Tell me everything I should know about you.”

According to the Twitter executive, this is not just to gauge the interviewee’s skills but also find out what is important to you in life.

From what you say in the response, it could be very easy to determine whether or not you are the right fit for the job.

2. Why do you want this job?

This sounds like a very simple question but for some reason it can be nerve wrecking.

William Taylor, a career development manager for Mintresume, told CNBC that he was shocked by a response that a candidate gave when asked why he wanted the job.

According to Taylor, the candidate told him that he had checked on Google and seen that there were worse companies than the one where Taylor worked at the time.

This indicates a lack of preparedness and an arrogant attitude that could easily lead the employer to cast you off.

3. Do you have any questions?

When given the chance to ask questions: ”What you’ll say next does matter,” says Julia Rock, head of Rock Career Development speaking to Fortune Magazine.

This is a chance for the you to ask questions about the organization.

Do not ask about information that is already on the organization’s website; Rock says it makes you look like you don’t care.

There are three questions according to Rock that can tell the employer a lot about you while also giving you the chance to find out more about the organization:

1. What’s the most important characteristic required for success in this role?

2. How would you describe the team that I’d be working with in this job?

3. Is this a new position? If so, what additional value do you expect someone in this role to deliver?

 

 

 

 

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