22/06/30

Want to know (or use) some of the most common interview questions and answers? Here’s a comprehensive list.

 

 

 

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10 of the Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/27-most-common-job-interview-questions-and-answers.html and decide if the sentences below are

True or False?

1. Majority of job interviewers wouldn’t ask about anything out of the ordinary.

2. Your interviewer will appreciate an inauthentic response.

3. An experienced interviewer can see through one’s untrue talk.

4. When talking about your strengths provide examples which are irrelevant to a particular matter.

5. When asked the question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”, applicants would mosty opt for a modest reply.

6. It’s not a good idea to show you’ve done some research about the company offering a job.

7. Hiring managers would rather employ a person who would fully admit a mistake and make any amends they possibly can.

8. You won’t get the job unless you want to work there forever.

 

Key: 1.T; 2F; 3T; 4F; 5F; 6F; 7T; 8F

 

 

Glossary

  • seasoned – knowledgeable; expert
  • pertinent – having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand
  • do-over – new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory
  • soliloquy – a speech in a play that the character speaks to himself or herself or to the people watching rather than to the other characters
  • throughput – the amount of something (such as material, data, etc.) that passes through something (such as a machine or system)

 

 

Practice Makes Perfect

Choose the correct heading A-C for paragraphs 1-3 below.

A. Your resume is full of distractions.
B. Your resume focuses on the wrong results.
C. You’re not telling the full story.

Wondering Why You’re Not Getting Job Interviews? Here’s Why.

 

1. …………………………………………………………………………………

It’s not your fault. Most resume advice tells you to make your bullets results-oriented. But, results-oriented bullets are pointless if they focus on the wrong results. Your resume could have tons of numbers and accomplishments that make you proud. But, if those bullets aren’t necessary for the job, hiring managers and recruiters might read your resume and think you’re awesome, but they won’t know why they should interview you for the job opening they’re looking to fill.

Want better advice? Make sure your bullets are relevant and results-oriented. (…)

2. ………………………………………………………………………..

A few signs you might be making this mistake: you leave things off your resume because it was a team effort and you don’t want to appear as though you’re taking credit for it, you don’t include relevant skills because it wasn’t a part of your official job title, or you don’t mention certain accomplishments because it only happened a couple of times.

While you might mean well by leaving these things off your resume, underselling yourself and not telling the full story makes recruiters and hiring managers assume you don’t have the experience needed for the roles you want. (…)

3. ……………………………………………………………………….

No, this isn’t about the format of your resume. Sure, the wrong format can be distracting, but there’s another element that’s not talked about enough that can distract from your expertise. Most job seekers don’t notice it because when you’re constantly working on your resume, it can be hard to see this mistake. But, the distraction is jargon. 

 

Key: 1B; 2C; 3A

Discuss

 

  • What do you do before a job interview?
  • What outfit is best to wear to a job interview?
  • What question do you fear the most in a job interview?
  • What’s your favourite job interview question?
  • Do you ask questions in interviews?
  • Is it a good idea to make jokes in a job interview?
  • How did your last job interview go?

 

Explore it more to create your own teaching-learning experience!

 

What’s less fun than a job interview? Try doing it again. And again. And again. Ashwini endured 32 interviews before she landed a job and kept notes on every experience and lesson along the way. Ranging from funny to unbelievable, she shares what she learned.

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