Insider's Scoop to Nail 5 Common Interview Questions
"TEll us a little bit about yourself."’
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5 but COMMON
This is one of the CLASSIC first questions in an interview.
Break your answer up into 2 parts.
Provide a brief but
of you as a person.
Match key elements
of the position to
your skills &
"what are your strengths?"2
This question lets YOU decide your content.
Provide specifics about 3 key qualities you possess.
"what IS YOUR 90 DAY PLAN?”3
Use this question to show your strategic thinking.
The following 4 steps will help.
1. Read ‘The
First 90 Days’
Watkins - the
go-to book for
the industry &
you cover key
"what Are your weaknesses?"4
Mention a weakness & THEN what you've done about it.
This shows self-awareness & openness to change.
TOP 5 CLASSIC
Only mention a ‘soft skills’ weakness if they
specifically ask - again, use one that is not
relevant for the position.
If possible, highlight a technical weakness
that is NOT relevant for the position e.g.
"wHy Do you want this job?" 5
The employer’s needs should be the basis of your answer.
Use structure to
Focus on 2 key areas.
1. Technical elements of the role
Analyse exactly what you can offer,
assessed against key requirements of the
role & subtley flatter the organisation.
2. Culture of organisation & business unit
Research the hiring manager, key clients &
products/services. Link their culture to
your approach & values.
So, JuST like those Boy Scouts,
STODGY but they
still offer you the
TIME & TIME AGAIN
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