Opinion: How best would you answer these common interview questions?

If an interviewer throws any of these questions to you? What would you say?


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    As regards ‘Tell Me About Yourself’, note that its imperative to dwell on topics not covered by your CV. You might want to pick an interesting hobby of yours an talk about it.

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      Remember to tie the hobby back to skills that are useful on the job and demonstrates that you are a responsible, community-minded person.

  2. What’s your greatest weakness?

    I find it hard to leave a task half done or not done to near perfection. I tend to check and recheck even after the task is completed. This might be particularly challenging when working in a team or when there’s so much to be done…

      1. Describe your work style?

        I strongly believe that every task, should be carried out in the best way possible, while I seek to improve each work process with continued experience striving to seamlessly blend safety and efficiency as I go.

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    The main reason interviewers ask this question is to identify whether your strengths align with the needs of the company and the job’s responsibilities. The company wants to learn whether you’re a good fit for the role you’re interviewing for.

    Your response will help the employer decide whether or not you are the strongest applicant for the position. That means if you’re applying for an accounting job, it’s not helpful to highlight your strength in communication skills.

    When you are asked questions about your strengths, discuss attributes that will best qualify you for the specific job and set you apart from the other candidates.

    It’s critical to show the interviewer that you have the qualities the employer is seeking. There are some strengths that all employers seek in the candidates they hire. Others will be specific to the job and the company.

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      Be careful not to overwhelm the interviewer. After mentioning three or four strengths, you might mention that you have several other assets that you would like to discuss as the interview unfolds.

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