Interviews shouldn’t be nerve wracking, the most important thing to remember is to be confident and be prepared. Easier said than done, right? Right! Referral Staffing Solutions is here to help you get prepared and calm your nerves. Here are some tips on a few common interview questions.
Question: “What motivates you to go to work each day?”
Tip: Lets be real for a minute, there are so many factors that motivates everyone. The tip-RESEARCH THE COMPANY and BE HONEST! This is a question that gives the employer a chance to know what’s important to you and make sure that it lines up with the company’s values and goals. Preparing for this question will give you the time you need to think about the skills you have that would be most useful for the job. Being honest, it’s important because if you just say what you “think” the employer wants to hear, you will come off as insincere.
Question: “Can you tell me a little about yourself?”
Tip: This is not an opportunity to tell the interviewer your life story, hate to say but they aren’t there to listen to when you got married and how many dogs you have. It’s the PERFECT time to sell yourself to the interviewer, but how? Talk about your present, past, and future. Talk about where you are professionally in your life, what skills you have gained from your past employers, and finish with how ecstatic you are for this future opportunity. As always, relax!
Question: “Tell me about a time you had conflict or did not agree with a supervisor, how did you handle it?”
Tip: Remember, no matter how perfect someone seems to be, we all have flaws. Worst answer here is “I never disagreed with a supervisor or have had conflict, I always just do what I’m told” Who are you trying to fool? This is a behavioral interview question and the employer wants to get a sense of how you deal with conflict. Answer with a professional situation that has a happy ending.
Question: “Do you have any questions for me?”
Tip: NEVER. EVER. EVER. say “No!” This is your chance to figure out if the job is the right fit for you. You may have covered a lot during the interview so it you’re speechless, target the question toward the interviewer. Example: “What do you like about working here?”