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Land the job of your dreams by knowing how to answer even the toughest interview questions.
You Will Need
- List of questions and answers
- Positive thinking
- Internet access
Prepare for the interview
Prepare for the interview by coming up with a list of questions you may be asked. Write down your answers and rehearse for the interview, preferably with a family member or friend.
Find out as much as you can about the company
Learn as much as you can about the company. Get a better feel for who they are, what they are looking for, and how to tailor your answers to support the position they want to fill.
Make use of body language and tone of voice
Smile and use body language and tone of voice to project interest, confidence, consideration, and sincerity.
Be prepared for general questions
Answer general questions about yourself or previous jobs in a positive manner. Focus on training and experiences that relate to the job you're applying for.
Explain why you left a job
Be prepared to explain why you left a position. Be positive, honest, and brief. Emphasize your desire for more challenges and growth.
Explain gaps in your resume
Put a positive spin on how you spent your time during periods of unemployment. For example, while job hunting, you took classes, volunteered, or consulted on projects.
Describe strengths and weaknesses
When asked, give specific examples of your strengths that relate to the position. Briefly give an example of a weakness and then discuss the strategies you've taken to overcome or compensate for it.
Explain why they should hire you
Be ready to explain why they should hire you. Highlight your skills, experience, and attributes that are key to the position. Describe how you would be an asset to the organization.