Common Interview Questions – How to Prepare For a Successful Result
Job hunting has moved a long way from the times when all you needed was a friend or relative to put in a good word and that was it. Now you are up against hundreds of other applicants, just how do you go about making sure that you are the candidate that is successful? There is an old saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” and this still applies today, if you make a bad first impression then it doesn’t matter how much experience you have ,or how well qualified you are, the damage has already been done and your CV is heading for the bin.
Once you get that invitation for an interview you’ve already beaten off a large number of your rivals but after all the hard work getting the application form just right it would be a complete waste of time to fall at the final hurdle through lack of preparation.
So, how do you make the right first impression? Choose your outfit carefully and dress appropriately, not much point turning up in jeans and a t chicago bears hawaiian shirtthat says “I’m a lazy git” is there? Be clean smart and punctual is always a good starting point but it is also very important to be prepared. Exactly what questions could they ask you? It is common in the modern world to use aptitude tests to weed out unsuitable applicants, the use of what seem strange questions is also a common tactic. The days when the only questions were can you do the job and when can you start are sadly long gone. There are a hundred and one sites who can tell you just how to prepare for an interview but just how good are they? The proof is in the pudding as they say, surely it’s common sense that someone who has experience in being the interviewer can reveal exactly what those strange questions mean, and how they are used in making a decision on how successful a candidate each person will be.
write by Tracey Napotnik