If you've gone on more than one job interview, you know you can count on hearing many of the same questions at each. Make sure you've got these 10 answers down pat before you head out the door to your next interview.
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Weblog Dumb Little Man rounds up the 10 interview questions you should be ready for, including:
Tell me about yourself.
Chances are the employer doesn't want to know how much you weighed when you were born, when you learned to tie your shoes, or how much you had to drink last night. He or she wants to know how you would fit into the company and what your relevant job experience is. You might answer by asking the interviewer what he'd like to know. Or you might talk about your education, the fact that you're a team player, or whatever you think might be important to this particular company.
Why did you leave your last job?
Never put your former employer or your co-workers in a negative light. Don't blame them for your departure. Give a positive reason, such as you left to take advantage of another opportunity that was better suited to your skills.
If none of these sound terribly new, that's because they aren't. The post aims to narrow down the 10 most common questions, so you can refresh yourself on how you're going to answer each cliché without tripping up. In fact, the idea is that you can take the opportunity to wow the interviewer with your well-prepared response.
10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview [Dumb Little Man]