Usually, you have a pretty good idea of what questions will be asked in a job interview. In preparing your answers, it helps to write them down. You might also want to have a few different answers on hand.
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Google's Senior Vice President of People Operations, Laszlo Block, offers a handful of advice for nailing an interview. Obviously, you want to minimise the time and effort you spend scouring your brain for answers, so it helps to rehearse what you're going to say in advance. Laszlo suggests writing down those answers to retain them better.
And beyond that, he says you should be prepared with three different answers:
Why three? You need to have a different, equally good answer for every question because the first interviewer might not like your story. You want the next interviewer to hear a different story. That way they can become your advocate.
When you have three on hand, you can also gauge the tone of any interview and go with the answer that best applies. Obviously, you want to make sure your answers are truthful and don't contradict each other.
For more detail, check out his full post.
Win every interview with these 6 steps [LinkedIn blog]