The most difficult questions in a job interview!

You're waiting in the hallway for a job interview. You are dressed in a serious way, with suit and shiny shoes, and your CV is very satisfying. All the concern rests in the answers that you will give during the interview.

Do you want to avoid failures during a job interview? Read below some tips!

What are some of your weaknesses?

“Do not take this question very basic, explaining in detail all your weaknesses” – says John Challenger, Chief of Human Resources at Challenger. He advises that even if we talk about any of our weaknesses, we should present them with a positive sense.

How can you solve this problem?

Specialists think that these hypothetical questions are dangerous. Whatever the answer, the owner may not like it; but even if they like, they will steal the idea. This has happened to June Sullivan, candidate for the position of director in a company. He presented his plan for marketing but was not hired. In fact, his strategies were copied and implemented in that organization.

Why did you leave your last job?

Again, specialists think that the reason must be given in a positive sense. The interview is not done with intent to blemish your previous boss.

Why do you want to work in this company?

This question requires that you have prepared at home before the interview.

One answer could be:

“I want to be a part of this giant company that last year alone has invested 1.4 million dollars in research and development”.

Tell me something about yourself?

This is the chance for you to shine - but not tell the whole story of your life. List initially the achievements you have had, in the positions similar to the one you want to get. Do not turn to the personal history, as long as it is not related to the work position.

One answer could be:

“I am a very creative and courageous person. I worked as a head of sales over the last 5 years and have used a good technique to keep motivated the sales agents. As a result, the company has had much better results in sales”.

Tell me about the worst boss you ever had?

Be careful at this point and do not tell all the bad things.

“None of my previous bosses was terrible; however, there have been some that have made my work more difficult than others”.

What are your goals?

At this point, you should you present your objective. Keep for yourself ideas such as: I would like to become a deputy/director of marketing, to lead my company etc.

One answer could be:

“I would like to acquire the engineer position in a large firm, which has aspirations. But, also, I would like to work in other companies, like yours, so I would be able to achieve my goals slowly”.