Interviews can be daunting when you are unprepared. So, let's prepare. Ahead are a few questions that are likely going to be asked and the answers to those need to be as easy as having a conversation with your friend. These questions apply to permanent staffing, temp to hire, and temp jobs.
Remember, keep your answers as relevant as possible to the position and company you are applying to.
Tell me about yourself.
*No, not about what movie you watched last Friday night. Talk about some professional experiences and achievements you have had in your career so far.
What are some of your strengths?
*Do not gloat! Talk about how your strength applies to the position.
What are your weaknesses?
*One way to do this is to turn a weakness in your personal life to a positive in your professional!
Why should we choose you over the other candidates?
*Focus on how you see yourself being an asset to the company.
Why are you looking to move from your current company? OR Why did you leave your last job?
*Answer as truthfully as possible. Do not bad mouth your last manager, your boss, your old company (It is unprofessional.)
Where do you see yourself a few years from now?
*Again, keep it career-focused and show passion in the company/job.
Do you have any questions for me?
*YES. The answer is yes, followed by one or two questions you have prepared for that interview.
Tell me about a time where there was a conflict in the office.
*The answer needs to have a conflict resolution and how you contributed to the solution.
How do you handle workplace stress?
*They want to know how you can handle pressure or stress.
How do you prioritize assignments/work?
*They want to know how you are at time management.