See How Easily You Can Answer The Hardest Job Interview Questions
Are you a fresh graduate wondering what kind of job interview questions you will have to face on your first interview? Well, there are loads of them actually. But if you decipher them, you will find out that they all say common things.
Here are the most common job interview questions employers ask their applicants. These questions may be simple in structure but seem to be the hardest ones to answer. Read on and find out how to answer these questions to relieve yourself of pressure.
Which skills or qualities do you consider are your strengths?
Slow down, friend. This isn’t a chance for you to recite your entire resume! Most recruitment officers ask this question. To prepare for it, you have to do some research regarding the company you’re applying for. This way, you will learn which of your skills and characteristics are useful to the company. Employers want to hear answers straight to the point and of course, realistic.
Can you enumerate your weaknesses and limitations?
This is a trick question but honesty is the best policy. Instead of saying that you have no weaknesses, your employers will definitely think that you’re lying. Everyone has their own downfalls and they want to hear it. But, be careful. If you say too much, you may blow your chance.
If you give the interviewer a reason to see that you have some attitude problem or poor work ethics, you might as well leave. You should say it in such a way that you can remedy it at once. Or say something that can seen as something positive.
What is the hardest challenge you have ever faced?
Nope, this isn’t about your personal life. Employers who ask this want to find out how you handle pressure when it comes to work. You should relay the story of the hardest task you have ever faced and follow it up with how you got passed it. Pressure is common in the workplace and interviewers seek applicants’ answers to this question to see if they have what it takes.
Why should we take you in? Why should we hire you?
Strangely, this is actually the most difficult question of them all. If you succeed in the previous answers and fail in this, you may have a hard time getting accepted.
Well, not many applicants know that the best way to answer this is to summarize the strengths that will help contribute to the company’s vision and goals (assuming you did your research) and say that you are willing to do and learn anything; that you’re willing to do any kind of job.
The key is to market yourself. Make it seem that if they don’t hire you, they will regret it. But, do not be overconfident. Be subtle but straight to the point.