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Job Interview Answers to Questions you May Have

Even if you know a lot about the process of interviewing, you may still have some questions about the process itself. In fact, if you're like most people, you probably have some questions related to why interviews are conducted, what you need to bring, and how to research a company. As a result, you may find it helpful to see some answers to the job interview questions that you may have.

The first question that a number of applicants ask is "What is the purpose of an interview? If my resume and/or cover letter says that I have the education and the experience, why do they need to interview me?" The answer to this question is that a resume and a cover letter is an excellent way for an individual to get an employer's attention and for an employer to get a basic idea of your education and experience. However, a resume is nothing more than a piece of paper that states where you've gone to school and where you've worked. As a result, a resume doesn't tell an employer anything about your motivation, your personality, your ability to perform the job, or even your ability to actually use the skills that you supposedly have learned. In order to gather this information, most employers conduct an interview because it allows them to see how you respond to questions that are carefully designed to identify the type of employee that you might be.

Another job interview question that you may have is "What should I bring?" The answer to this question can vary from interview to interview. However, you will typically need to bring a copy of your cover letter, 10 - 20 copies of your resume, a list of references and contact information for those references, a pad of paper, 2 or 3 pens, at least one form of identification, any notes that you have about the company or the position, a list of questions that you want to ask, and a folder or briefcase to hold everything that you bring.

A third example of a job interview question that you may have is "Why is it necessary to research a company and, if it really is necessary, how do I do it?" Researching a company is an important part of the interview process because it helps you to prove that you are actually interested in the position. In fact, an interviewer will typically ask you questions that are designed to gauge your interest so it is important to be prepared. Preparing this information is usually relatively simple, however, as you will be able to find most of the information that you need by typing the company's name into a search engine.

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Last Updated: 05/23/2014

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