Nothing can replace time spent
studying possible interview questions and thinking about your answers. But there
are a few key principles to winning answers, even for questions you're not
prepared for. We've outlined these principles here, and even provided possible
answers to some of the toughest questions an interviewer can wing at you.
The Keys Are:
·Think about the questions you might be asked before the
interview and how you could best respond. You can refer to our list of
frequently asked interview questions in the last article: 如何准备面试Before the
·Listen carefully to the interviewer's questions.
time to collect your thoughts before answering.
·Keep your answers short and
to the point.
The following are the Answer Suggestions for Tough Questions：
1. The first question is: What can I do for you?
Employers really don't
want a straight answer to this question. They know you want a job. Suggested
responses, therefore, should tell employers they gain something by employing
you. Answers such as "Actually, I'm here to offer you something--loyal and
efficient work" or "I think the question is what I can do for you. I'm here to
talk about your needs for an expert driver" are good.
2. Second question: Why don't you tell me something about yourself?
prepared to talk about your unique qualities. Wind up with something that
relates to the job. An example: "I'm a native of Jones County, raised here and
educated at Jones Community College. I have a large number of friends who are
loyal to me because I get along with almost any type of person. I've met many of
my friends while working as a volunteer in the Habitat for Humanity effort in my
community, and my experiences there are among the reasons I'd be an excellent
construction worker for your company, Mr. (or Ms.) Builder."
3. The third one is: What kind of work are you looking for?
specific as you can with this particular employer. The best answer to this
question will be found in the job description you obtained prior to the
interview. You can repeat the duties listed for the position for which you're
interviewing. Other answers that suggest you want to grow and learn or want to
demonstrate your good work ethic would be "I want a job in which I'll be able to
produce for the company and grow along with it" or "I want a job where showing
up on time and working hard is compensated by a fair wage."
4. The last one is: What do you do best?
This question demands that you
praise yourself--something a lot of us are uncomfortable doing. As you prepare
for the interview, think through some of your recent successes you can use to
give a good answer to this question. It's best if they relate to ways you
improved the current business, generated new business, or saved money for the
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