Interview tips: answering difficult interview                                   questions                       from chang...
Answering tricky questions…The difference between being hired and being rejected is inhow you answer those tricky question...
Tell me about yourself.This may come across as a friendly ice-breaker, but it’snot the time to recite your whole life stor...
Tell me about yourself.Your best response:Tailor your answers to what you know about thecompany.If you know the role requi...
What’s your biggestweakness?Your instinct might be to claim that you’re perfect, but thiswill make you come across as over...
What’s your biggestweakness?Your best response:Choose a responsibility from the job description you feelyou could improve ...
Why are you looking tomove jobs?Don’t fall into the trap of bad-mouthing your currentemployer. This reflects poorly on you...
Why are you looking tomove jobs?Your best response:Keep your answer short and sweet. Instead of focusing onwhat you don’t ...
Why do you want thisjob?Ask yourself why you want to work there:Is the salary attractive?Are you interested in the positio...
Why do you want thisjob?Your best response:Avoid answers like: “Because I would be good at it.”Incorporate your skillset i...
Do you have anyquestions?Your interview isn’t just about you impressing yourinterviewers, it’s also about if the role and ...
Do you have anyquestions?Your best response: What are the team dynamics like? What are you like to work for? What are t...
The interview process doesn’t have tobe a scary experience.If you’re prepared to answer thetough questions, you’ll be able...
Need some final tips andfinishing touches?In Part 4 of this series, we’ll outline the little touchesthat will help you sta...
For more tips…   … on interview success and applications as well as the                   latest HR Jobs, go to:          ...
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The difference between being hired and being rejected is in how you answer those tricky questions we all fear. The interview stage is for you to prove that you’re the best person for the position. Everything you say is a chance to market yourself effectively.

So what are some of the toughest questions to answer? Being aware of them will allow you to rehearse, giving you peace of mind that you’re ready for anything your interviewer throws your way. Here are some questions you should expect and prep for.

For more tips please visit http://www.changeboard.com.

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  1. 1. Interview tips: answering difficult interview questions from changeboard.com
  2. 2. Answering tricky questions…The difference between being hired and being rejected is inhow you answer those tricky questions we all fear.The interview stage is for you to prove that you’re the bestperson for the position. Everything you say is a chance tomarket yourself effectively.So what are some of the toughest questions to answer? Beingaware of them will allow you to rehearse, giving you peace ofmind that you’re ready for anything your interviewer throwsyour way.Here are some questions you should expect and prep for… changeboard.com
  3. 3. Tell me about yourself.This may come across as a friendly ice-breaker, but it’snot the time to recite your whole life story.What the employer is actually interested in is yourworking style, if you’re right for the organisation and ifyou’ll fit in with the culture. Top Tip: Investigate the company to find out anything you can about the working culture – do you fit in? changeboard.com
  4. 4. Tell me about yourself.Your best response:Tailor your answers to what you know about thecompany.If you know the role requires a lot of teamwork, thenmention how you thrive when collaborating with others.Mention your core skills, your interests, and what youenjoy about the career path you’ve taken. Top Tip: Include relevant information; don’t tell them your life story. changeboard.com
  5. 5. What’s your biggestweakness?Your instinct might be to claim that you’re perfect, but thiswill make you come across as overconfident and cocky.Be honest about your weaknesses. They’ll be moreimpressed by a candidate who recognises theirweaknesses and is prepared to address them than onewho believes they are faultless. Top Tip: Try to turn a negative into a positive. changeboard.com
  6. 6. What’s your biggestweakness?Your best response:Choose a responsibility from the job description you feelyou could improve on and say what actions you’recurrently taking to develop the skill.Not comfortable with Microsoft Office? Mention thatyou’ve been researching online courses for the program. Top Tip: Show them that you have plenty of potential for growth as well as an amazing existing skillset. changeboard.com
  7. 7. Why are you looking tomove jobs?Don’t fall into the trap of bad-mouthing your currentemployer. This reflects poorly on your professionalism.It will make your interviewer question what you might sayabout them down the road if you decide to leave. Top Tip: While explaining why it’s no longer for you, show diplomacy by emphasising the positive aspects of your current job. changeboard.com
  8. 8. Why are you looking tomove jobs?Your best response:Keep your answer short and sweet. Instead of focusing onwhat you don’t like about your current or last role, talkabout what makes you the perfect fit for this position.If you say: “I want more of a challenge,” be prepared toanswer their follow-up questions about what a newchallenge would look like for you at this stage in yourcareer. Top Tip: Be prepared for any follow-up questions they may ask you. changeboard.com
  9. 9. Why do you want thisjob?Ask yourself why you want to work there:Is the salary attractive?Are you interested in the position?Does the culture appeal to you?Are there opportunities for growth? Top Tip: Honesty is the best policy. changeboard.com
  10. 10. Why do you want thisjob?Your best response:Avoid answers like: “Because I would be good at it.”Incorporate your skillset into your answer, and outlinehow your experience will help the organisation.Don’t be afraid to mention how this job will benefit you.Does it give you more responsibility or fit with your careergoals? Top Tip: Create an answer that demonstrates how hiring you would be good for you and the business. changeboard.com
  11. 11. Do you have anyquestions?Your interview isn’t just about you impressing yourinterviewers, it’s also about if the role and organisation isa good fit for you.Take some time to prepare your questions in advance. Top Tip: Identify what would influence your decision to take the job, and ask questions based on that. changeboard.com
  12. 12. Do you have anyquestions?Your best response: What are the team dynamics like? What are you like to work for? What are the key competencies you’re looking for in an employee? Do you have any reservations about my skills or experience? Top Tip: Have a variety of questions ready in case some of them get answered over the course of the interview. changeboard.com
  13. 13. The interview process doesn’t have tobe a scary experience.If you’re prepared to answer thetough questions, you’ll be able toshow the employer how you can addvalue to their organisation. changeboard.com
  14. 14. Need some final tips andfinishing touches?In Part 4 of this series, we’ll outline the little touchesthat will help you stand out from the competition andraise your chances of getting hired. changeboard.com
  15. 15. For more tips… … on interview success and applications as well as the latest HR Jobs, go to: www.changeboard.com changeboard.com

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