Preparing and Answering Interview Questions

Three Types of Interview Questions

  • Typical HR interview Questions
    • “What are you looking for in a new opportunity?
    • ”Why are you looking for a new position?”
  • Behavioral Questions (Otherwise known as “tell me about a time” questions.)
    • “Tell me about a time when you had a difficult stakeholder that wouldn’t cooperate and what you did to get them engaged on the project?”
  • Case Interview Questions (Interviewers give candidates a brain teaser or an actual written case and ask them to solve the problem.)
    • “How many gas stations are there in the U.S.?”
    • “Our client’s profitability is way down this year. Why is that?”

Recommended Approach for Interview Questions

This is just one step in the overall process.  Remember to review the other five steps below to make sure you are fully prepared.

Six Steps to Prepare for an Interview

  1. Preparing & Answering Interview Questions
  2. Energy & Enthusiasm
  3. Pace
  4. Addressing Weaknesses
  5. Asking Questions
  6. Interview Checklist

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