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Prepare Answers to Job Interview Questions the Employer May Ask

Every employer is different so the specific characteristics that an employer needs an individual to have for a particular position will vary from position to position and organization to organization. This means that the questions that an applicant will have to answer during an interview may vary depending on the needs of the employer. However, there are certain types of questions that almost every applicant will have to answer. As a result, it is always a good idea for an applicant to prepare answers to the job interview questions that an employer may ask.

In order to accomplish this, a job applicant must recognize the types of questions that an interviewer will typically ask. The first type of question that almost every interviewer will ask is a question about an individual's weaknesses. The best way to prepare for this type of question is to identify some of your weaknesses beforehand and choose one or two weaknesses that will have very little, if any, effect on your ability to perform the tasks related to the position. The most important thing to remember about this type of question is to choose a weakness that will not interfere with your ability to perform the tasks that you will be required to perform if you get the position. This is because a weakness that interferes with your ability to perform the job will most likely guarantee that you will not receive the job. The second type of job interview question that an employer may ask is a question about an applicant's strengths and/or how the applicant has used those strengths in the past. These questions are designed to gather information about an applicant's education, experience, and skills so it is important for an individual to be familiar with the skills that he or she has. In order to prepare an answer to this type of job interview question, you should make sure to identify your skills and some situations in which you have used those skills before the interview.

The third and final type of job interview question that an employer may ask is a question about the characteristics that make you a good fit for the position. This type of question is not only about your strengths, but how those strengths will help you perform the position that you are applying for. In order to prepare an answer for this type of job interview question, you should read the job description for the position and look for anything that might indicate that the employer is looking for a particular type of skill.


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Last Updated: 05/23/2014

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