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Job Interview Questions (add questions to our Megalist here)
- Tell me about yourself.
- What five adjectives best describe you?
- How would friends and professors who know you well describe you?
- What makes you stand out among your peers?
- What are your strengths? Best skills? What are your major weaknesses?
- Who is your personal and/or professional role model? Why?
- What are your career goals? Future plans?
- What accomplishment or experience are you most proud of?
- What were the best and worst parts of your university experience?
- What do you know about this company? Why are you seeking a position with our company?
- Why should we hire you for this job? What can you offer us that others cannot?
- What things are most important to you in a work situation?
- I see from your resume that you (studied, worked, went to…). Can you tell me more about your experience there?
- Give me an example from past experiences or a previous job where you have shown initiative.
- If you had a choice, would you prefer to work alone or as part of a team? Why?
- What salary are you expecting? What do you expect to earn in this position?
- Give me an example of an important goal that you set in the past and how you achieved it.
- What motivates you to do a good job?
- Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and employees?
- What are your most satisfying accomplishments?
- How have your educational experiences prepared you for for this position?
- Which university classes did you enjoy the most? The least?
- What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
- Tell me about the last time you made a mistake and how you corrected it.
- What would you say are the major technical skills needed for this position?
- Which pieces of software do you have experience with? How would you describe your skill level?
- How would you grade your ability to communicate with management, customers, and peers?
- I’m interested in hearing about the last time you took a risk. What was it and in retrospect, was it the right decision?
- What has been the most challenging experience of your life? How did you confront that challenge?
- What kinds of decisions are most difficult for you?
- Your supervisor tells you to do something that is ethically wrong. What do you do?
- In general, how do you handle conflict?
- How would you define a good working atmosphere?
- Would you be willing to work late hours and/or on the weekend?
- Would you prefer to work of a Korean company or an international company? Why?
- Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about why you’d be a good fit for our company?
- Do you have any questions for us?
- Career-advice.monster.com Interview Questions
- About.com Careers
- Glassdoor Interview Questions
- HCareers Questions and Answers
Job Interview Video Tips
- Prepare examples for anything you say about your character and experiences
- STAR: Situation, Task, Action, Result
- Read the job ad carefully and prepare answers related to what they are looking for
5 Tips to Ace an Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHDrj0_bMQ0 Behavior Based Questions
Why Should We Hire You?
Job Interview Advice
Interviewees rambling on is one of the most common blunders Fogarty sees. “You really have to listen to the question, and answer the question, and answer it concisely,” he says. “So many people can’t get this basic thing down. You ask them a question, and they go off on a tangent. They might think you want to hear what they’re saying, but they didn’t answer your question.”
It’s one thing to say you can do something; it’s another to give examples of things you have done. “Come with a toolbox of examples of the work you’ve done,” advises Fogarty. “You should come and anticipate the questions a recruiter’s going to ask based on the requirement of the role. Think of recent strong strategic examples of work you’ve done, then when the question is asked, answer with specifics, not in generalities. You should say, ‘Yes, I’ve done that before. Here’s an example of a time I did that…,’ and then come back and ask the recruiter, ‘Did that answer your question?'” More here
How to answer the question ‘Tell me about yourself‘.
More Job Interview Advice http://esl.about.com/od/jobinterviewing/a/Job-Interviewing-Listening-Comprehension.htm
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Advice
- http://esl.about.com/cs/englishworkplace/ht/ht_resume.htm (Basic overview and tips)
(Click the links in the second and third sections for detailed information)
- Cover Letters 1: Quick Tips
- Cover Letters 2: Preparing to Write a Cover Letter
- Cover Letters 3: Writing Your Cover Letter
- Resume Templates
- Resume Samples\
- First Job Examples
Vocabulary for Resumes & CV’s
- English Club
Useful words for Resumes and Job Interviews
Job skill collocations (words that go together)
|Verbs that can be used to express responsibilities and tasks performed:
|Words to describe your qualities and skills
sense of humor