At last you have been called to interview for the job you really want.
Do you think this could this be you?
Confidently sitting through your interview and being absolutely sure that you can answer any question the interviewer might throw at you. No nerves, no butterflies and no worry about unforeseen questions coming up; you know the top interview answers to tricky interview questions.
Most of us would love to be that relaxed, but the truth of the matter is that most of us get very nervous when it comes to interview.
What causes the nervousness is lack of knowledge and information, especially about the top interview answers. If we knew more about the main types of interview that might come up or how to discover the interviewer's hidden needs we would be well on the way and better prepared for the interview.
And we really need to understand the nine key qualities that most interviewers are interested in plus the important Do’s and Don’ts and then we would start to feel better.
For my money the answers to the top interview questions are all I would ask for and some good closing questions I could ask to determine the right conclusion.
We would then perform so much better because we have all the answers worked out to all the possible top interview questions!!
Here are some practical tips to use now:
In general everything an interviewer wants to know about you falls into these 4 key areas:
They sound superficially very simple, but they are not! If you fail to understand how to deal with them, you will not stand out as an excellent interviewee! And if you don’t stand out, you won’t get hired! So get your preparation underway now.
Then there are three other things which you must prepare.
1. Your Career Overview which in most cases is the answer to the “Tell me about yourself" question.
2. A Key Strengths statement which highlights your strongest skills to match yourself to what they need.
3. An Exit Statement or leaving statement helps to protect you from the emotions of a difficult job loss. Some thoughtless interviewers try to put pressure on by asking questions like:
"Why did they get rid of you?"
"Why did they make you redundant?"
You can answer this question with confidence when you've prepared an exit statement that gives the facts in a positive light and leaves you in control.
Peter Fisher is an expert Author and Publisher of Your Career Change He coaches and writes for people undergoing career change; get more on Top Interview Answers