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ENGLISH FOR A JOB
INTERVIEW
THE MOST COMMON
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
 Tell me about yourself.
 This is the dreaded, classic, open-ended
interview question and likely to be among the
first. ...
 Why do you want to leave your current job?
(Why did you leave your last job?)
Be careful with this. Avoid trashing othe...
 What are your strengths?
 Point out your positive attributes related to the job.
 Your ability to prioritize
 Your pr...
 What are your weaknesses?
Everybody has weaknesses, but don't spend too
much time on this one and keep it work related....
 Which adjectives would you use to describe
yourself?
• Answer with positive, work-oriented adjectives,
such as:
conscie...
• What do you know about our company?
To answer this one, research the company
before your interview. Find out where they...
 Why do you want to work for us?
Avoid the predictable, such as, "Because it's a
great company." Say why you think it's ...
• Why should I hire you?
Point out your positive attributes related to
the job, and the good job you've done in
the past....
 What past accomplishments gave you
satisfaction?
Briefly describe one to three work projects that
made you proud or ear...
 How do you handle pressure and stress?
This is sort of a tricky question, because you're
likely already stressed from t...
 Where do you see yourself five (ten or fifteen)
years from now?
Explain your career-advancement goals.
Your interviewe...
 Do you have any question for me?
Always have some questions prepared:
How would my performance be evaluated?
What opp...
For more information and reference material:
bianchiteacher@hotmail.com
http://www.delicious.com/bianchiteacher/job
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  1. 1. ENGLISH FOR A JOB INTERVIEW THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
  2. 2.  Tell me about yourself.  This is the dreaded, classic, open-ended interview question and likely to be among the first. It's your chance to: Introduce your qualifications Good work habits. Be prepared: have a short statement in your mind. Keep it mostly work and career related.
  3. 3.  Why do you want to leave your current job? (Why did you leave your last job?) Be careful with this. Avoid trashing other employers and making statements like, "I need more money." Instead, make generic statements such as, "It's a career move."
  4. 4.  What are your strengths?  Point out your positive attributes related to the job.  Your ability to prioritize  Your problem-solving skills  Your ability to work under pressure  Your competence to focus on projects  Your professional expertise  Your leadership skills  Your positive attitude  Your interpersonal skills
  5. 5.  What are your weaknesses? Everybody has weaknesses, but don't spend too much time on this one and keep it work related. Along with a minor weakness or two, try to point out a couple of weaknesses that the interviewer might see as strengths, such as sometimes being a little too meticulous about the quality of your work. (Avoid saying "I work too hard." It's a predictable, common answer.) For every weakness, offer a strength that compensates for it.
  6. 6.  Which adjectives would you use to describe yourself? • Answer with positive, work-oriented adjectives, such as: conscientious hard-working honest and courteous plus a brief description or example of why each fits you well.
  7. 7. • What do you know about our company? To answer this one, research the company before your interview. Find out where they have been and where they are going. Get the information through: The company website Social networking pages (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) If possible talk to the company employees.
  8. 8.  Why do you want to work for us? Avoid the predictable, such as, "Because it's a great company." Say why you think it's a great company.
  9. 9. • Why should I hire you? Point out your positive attributes related to the job, and the good job you've done in the past. Include any compliments you've received from management.
  10. 10.  What past accomplishments gave you satisfaction? Briefly describe one to three work projects that made you proud or earned you pats on the back, promotions, raises, etc. Focus more on achievement than reward.
  11. 11.  How do you handle pressure and stress? This is sort of a tricky question, because you're likely already stressed from the interview and the interviewer can see if you're handling it well or not. Everybody feels stress, but the degree varies. Exercising, relaxing with a good book, socializing with friends or turning stress into productive energy are correct answers.
  12. 12.  Where do you see yourself five (ten or fifteen) years from now? Explain your career-advancement goals. Your interviewer is more interested in your future professional plans. It's a good idea to tell your potential new boss that you'd like to earn a senior or management position.
  13. 13.  Do you have any question for me? Always have some questions prepared: How would my performance be evaluated? What opportunities for advancement exist? Is there a training program? What would my responsabilities and duties be? Where will I be working?
  14. 14. For more information and reference material: bianchiteacher@hotmail.com http://www.delicious.com/bianchiteacher/job
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