Answers to the most common interview questions – part 2.
Hey readers once again,
In this article we will give you the answers to the most common interview questions – part 2.
A very popular question that the hiring manager may ask you is “What would your co-workers say about you?” Well, probably that I eat all my food (and the coworkers food as well), but that is not the case here.
You need to explain how helpful you were in your team and how much team spirit you have.
You have to explain why your coworkers love you (obviously they do, don’t be silly).
“Tell me about something you’ve accomplished that you are proud of ?” another common question, please, do not mention that time you were watching all 3 Lord of the rings movies in once.
They are interested in finding what you have achieved and what matters to you. A good idea is to use S.T.A.R method, which stands for situation, task, action, result, to describe your experience.
Start by outlying your situation, talk about the task, explain the action you took and highlight your results.
One very famous question is “Can you explain your employment gap?”, well, finally is the time that you can actually explain it.
Covid19 is an actual excuse. They will understand if you start by saying that you lost your job due to Coronavirus. It’s way better excuse than saying that you needed a break from all of them and you wanted holidays desperately.
“What do you like to do outside of work?” the hiring manager may ask you.
I really enjoy sleeping and clubing but the last one it’s forbidden at the moment.
Well, you can say that, but they probably are going to think that you are irresponsible. A very good answer is to tell your hobbies, or your passion or any voluntary work that you might have.
Give an answer that shows you are more than a working person and you have interests outside of work.
Now, most of the interviews are closing with the question “what are your salary expectations?”,
if I want to be honest, I need around 5k per month for me to say that I am okay and I can live without any cuts.
But please, let’s be honest here, they are not going to give you so much money, it depends always from the job and your seniority level, but they are not.
The right answer is to say that you have a minimum salary that you cannot negotiate due your monthly expenses and that you are willing to get paid something between, if you will have after a short time, raise in your salary.
Read also the most common interview questions – part 1 here.
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