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truebluemeandyou: How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions. Reblogging one of my most popular posts with clearer images. Go to the link for the highest resolution.
How to Answer the Top 35 Asked Interview Questions from The Undercover Recruiter here. Posted for friends looking for jobs this summer. Unfortunately you may also be asked illegal questions and these are two pretty good articles here and here.
For the Weakness question, it’s ok to say something that trunks a weakness. If you do that, tell them what you do to work around it. This gives the impression that you can work around obstacles.
Ex: “I tend to not being able to focus on one project for more than a few hours. What I do now is I schedule different time blocks where each is designated to a project. This is really good because it also brings out my ability to multitask (switch from one thing to another and not get tripped up).”
Ex 2: “I’m not very comfortable around new people. I tend to close off to people. I volunteer at a stables as the assistant trainer, so I talk to a lot of people, so being nervous around new people is a huge obstacle there. To fix this, I try to make myself more approachable by smiling more. If someone walks in, I greet them cheerfully with a smile. People there respond nicely and smile back. They’re more likely to initiate a conversation with me. That makes me feel more comfortable with them and they are more comfortable with me.” NOTE: I had asked my interviewer if there was any interviewing skills I could improve on, he had remarked that I smiled a bit much, but since I told him I do that when I’m nervous, that it was alright. It’s a good habit for being around new people.
I hope the examples work. The interviewers know you’re not perfect, so don’t try and make them think that. It tells a lot about you if you can admit that you’re weak in an area and are able to fix it/work on it. They see a dedication to doing better and an ability to self-analyze. This means you can fix your work ethic (project, etc.) without having to be babysat. These are very good things.
If you have worked over your weaknesses, then tell them about it. If you don’t have a plan on
In case earlier Anon is still around: these are all solid gold recommendations.