Lesson 4: Practice Job Interview Questions

To ace your job interviews, you need to practice job interview questions. And then...PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE some more. The time to make your mistakes is NOW, before your real job interviews. As Oscar Wilde said “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes”. Think of your interview practice sessions as a way of gaining priceless interview experience. Grab friends and family and ask them to practice some of the job interview questions below with you or have them make up their own. You will discover that just by saying your thoughts out loud will help you create winning interview answers. Do not read from a script.. You need to sound honest and natural, NOT rehearsed.

As you practice, pay attention to both your content and your body language. Your interviewer will pay attention to your facial expressions, voice tones and body movements. Your body language reveals key aspects about what is going on with you. Make sure that you smile confidently, sit with both your feet on the ground and establish good eye contact with your interviewer to appear genuine, confident and interested.

During your job interview, you may be asked questions about yourself, about your schooling, about your work experience. There are no right or wrong answers and most interviewers do not mean to intimidate you. They just want to evaluate your thought process and your abilities.

Sample Questions for Job Interviews

(1) What is your greatest strength?

(2) Why do you want to this particular job?

(3) What is your greatest weakness?

(4) Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?

(5) Why do you want to work for us?

(6) Why did you choose this line of work?

(7) Why did you leave your last job?

(8) What three words describe your personality the best?

(9) Do you have any plans to go back to school?

(10) Give us an example of how you have been a team player.

(11) What contributions did you make to your last job?

(12) Is there anything we should know about you that isn't on your resume?

(13) What do you do in your free time?

(14) Tell us about an experience that has changed your life.

(15) What would you do if you don't get along with a colleague?

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How To Job Interview: A Tutorial

Lesson 1: Develop the Right Interview Mindset
Lesson 2: Role Play as Your Interviewer
Lesson 3: Do Your Research Homework!
Lesson 4: Practice Job Interview Questions
Lesson 5: How To Answer Tough Interview Questions
Lesson 6: How To Dress For Your Interview
Lesson 7: Interview Questions You Can Ask
Lesson 8: Free Interview Tips For Interview Day
Lesson 9: The Job Interview Thank You Note