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Az Interneten számolatlan állásinterjúra felkészítő oldal van, én is gyűjtöttem ide néhány (?) kérdést, amit gondolj át, mielőtt interjúra mész. A saját szinteden válaszolj. Biztos, hogy az interjú alatt nem fognak eszedbe jutni a bemagolt válaszok. Nem szégyen, ha társalgási szinten tudsz angolul, az sem, ha egyszerű válaszokat adsz a kérdésekre.
Ha téged akarnak felvenni, akkor téged vesznek fel, ha nem, akkor azon a legjobb angol nyelvű interjú sem segít.
A végén ott a honlap, ahonnan a kérdéseket vettem. A válaszadásban is segíthet.
Most más tollaival ékeskedem, és idemásoltam a kérdéseket a válaszokkal együtt. Az eredeti kérdések ez után következnek.
Although many candidates dread them, job interview questions are wonderful things! They are your greatest opportunity to prove to the interviewer that you are the best person for the job!
The key is to give better answers than anyone else. To do this, you must:
(1) Anticipate likely questions;
(2) Develop excellent answers;
Be enthusiastic and confident when responding to questions. Don`t rush your answers, but don`t ramble on and on, either. Try to, um, avoid, like, using unnecessary words, right? And um, repeating yourself or, like, annoying phrases, you know?
A good technique is to write out your answers to the questions you anticipate, then edit them to make them more concise. Then practice your polished answers out loud, over and over. If you can have someone help you do a "mock interview," that would be the best way to do this.
Most questions will relate either to your ability to do the job or to the type of employee you will be. Here`s one that is very commonly used to help the interviewer learn about both:
"Tell me a little about yourself."
When responding to this request, you should focus on both your personal and professional values. Always be honest, but talk about your best traits only, especially those that relate to the position for which you are applying. Highlight experiences and accomplishments you are most proud of. Here`s an example:
"I`m an experienced communications specialist with extensive knowledge of public information tools and techniques. I`ve developed comprehensive communication plans for major public events, written dozens of articles accepted by worldwide publications, and created specialized educational programs for adults and students. I am always eager to learn new methods and procedures, and have implemented continuous improvement techniques in my past positions that saved money and increased productivity. I like working with people and enjoy group projects, but am also a self-starter who doesn`t mind working on my own. I`m a volunteer with the local chapter of Special Olympics and enjoy participating in community events. My goals are to complete my Master`s Degree and broaden my experiences with community relations."
Remember to tailor your response to the specific job. By studying the job announcement, you`ll get a good idea of the skills and experience being sought. Work those into your response.
Consider this your own personal commercial. If the interview consisted of only this ONE chance to sell yourself, what would you say?
"What do you feel has been your greatest work-related accomplishment?"
Choose one example from your past that was important to you and helped the company you worked for. Give specific details about what you did, how you did it, and what the results were. Try to pick an accomplishment that relates to the position for which you are applying. Employers like to hear about accomplishments that reduced expenses, raised revenues, solved problems or enhanced a company`s reputation.
"What is your greatest strength?"
This is a great chance to highlight your best skills. Don`t pick just one, focus on your top three or four. Some examples are: leadership skills, team-building skills, and organizational skills. Determine which strengths would fit best with the position for which you are applying. For example, if the job announcement stresses the ability to handle multiple tasks, you could say: "I`m good at organizational skills, prioritization and time management. But my greatest strength is my ability to effectively handle multiple projects and deadlines."
"What is your greatest weakness?"
Be careful with this one. Most interview guides will tell you to answer it with a positive trait disguised as a weakness. For example, "I tend to expect others to work as hard as I do," or "I`m a bit of a perfectionist." Interviewers have heard these "canned" answers over and over again. To stand out, be more original and state a true weakness, but then emphasize what you`ve done to overcome it. For example: "I`ve had trouble delegating duties to others because I felt I could do things better myself. This has sometimes backfired because I`d end up with more than I could handle and the quality of my work would suffer. But I`ve taken courses in time management and learned effective delegation techniques, and I feel I`ve overcome this weakness."
IMPORTANT: Be sure the weakness you talk about is NOT a key element of the position!
"How do you handle stressful situations?"
Give some examples of stressful situations you`ve dealt with in the past. Tell how you use time management, problem-solving or decision-making skills to reduce stress. For example, tell them that making a "to-do" list helps. Site stress-reducing techniques such as stretching and taking a break. Don`t be afaid to admit that you will ask for assistance if you are feeling overwhelmed.
If it`s true, say you actually work better under pressure.
"What is the toughest problem you`ve had to face, and how did you overcome it?"
Try to make this about a problem that faced your company and not just you or your particular work group. The bigger the problem, the better. Give specific examples of the skills and techniques you used to resolve this problem. Emphasize the successful results. Be generous in sharing credit if it was a team effort, but be sure to highlight your specific role.
"Have you ever had to discipline a problem employee? If so, how did you handle it?"
This is a likely question if the position for which you are applying requires supervisory duties. Explain how you used problem-solving skills, listening skills, and coaching skills to help the employee. If those techniques turned the employee around, be sure to say so. If those techniques failed, tell how you followed the company`s policies and what the end result was.
"Why do you want this position?"
Here`s where your research about the company will help you stand out among the other candidates. Explain how you`ve always wanted the opportunity to work with a company that... provides a vital public service, leads the industry in innovative products, whatever... find something specific about that company that you can tie in with your answer. Explain how your qualifications and goals complement the company`s mission, vision and values (use specific examples). If you are applying for a position in a company for which you already work, explain how you`ll be able to apply and expand on the knowledge and experience you`ve gained from your current position, and will be able to increase your contributions and value to the company through your new responsibilities.
"Why are you the best person for this job?"
As with all other questions, be confident and enthusiastic when you answer this. Don`t try to say you are the best qualified person, because you don`t know the qualifications of the other applicants. Instead, emphasize several reasons why you should be hired. For example: "I`ve got extensive experience in [name the appropriate field] and have the specific skills you are looking for. I`m a fast learner who adapts quickly to change and will hit the ground running. I`m dedicated and enthusiastic about helping your company meet its goals, and will provide top-quality results with minimal oversite. I`m an outstanding performer who takes pride in my work. You won`t have any regrets when you hire me."
Interview questions and answers can only be predicted and prepared for to a certain extent. There are endless variations and no way to know every question in advance. But that doesn`t matter. Because you know there will be unexpected questions, you will not cringe or freak out when they pop up, as some applicants will. Instead, you will turn them into opportunities to shine even more brightly.
No one knows you better than you. Memorize a list of your best features, your best selling points. Use every opportunity and unexpected question to mention these.
Realize that sometimes what you say isn`t as important as how you say it. Be confident, enthusiastic, and remember to smile often.
QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK
Often the interviewer`s last question is, "Do you have any questions for me?" Candidates who do not have questions show a lack of initiative and give the impression that they have minimal interest in the position. Stand out from those lazy job seekers by asking questions!
Have your questions ready in advance. Relate them to the company or its accomplishments/challenges (your research of the company will show and further impress the interviewer). Don`t ask any question that shows that you have not done your research about the company.
Do not ask questions related to you, such as "When will I be eligible for my first raise?" or "How often will I be subjected to a performance review?" Don`t bring up money. (You can do that after you are offered the job.)
In addition to specific questions you develop based on what the company does, here are some sample generic questions:
What do you enjoy most about working here?
Be sure the person you ask actually works for the company. Some organizations, especially public agencies, have interview panels in which employees from other agencies participate.
Is there anything I`ve mentioned that makes you think I`m not the best candidate for this job?
If they do mention something that`s bothering them about you, such as lack of specific experience, this gives you a last-ditch effort to change their opinion about you. If you`ve thought about your possible weaknesses in advance, you should have a prepared answer to those weaknesses. For example, "I know I have limited experience in this field, but what I lack in specific experience I make up for in enthusiasm and desire to excel. I`m a fast learner and I`ll work harder than anyone else to be a top producer on your team."
When do you expect to make your final decision?
Be sure to ask that! Failure to do so may give the impression that you`re not that interested, and you need to know when to follow up
Tehát a kérdések:
1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why did you leave your last job?
3. What experience do you have in this field?.
4. Do you consider yourself successful?
5. What do co-workers say about you?
6. What do you know about this organization?
7. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?.
8. Are you applying for other jobs?
9. Why do you want to work for this organization?
10. Do you know anyone who works for us?
11. What kind of salary do you need?
12. Are you a team player?
13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
14. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?.
15. What is your philosophy towards work?
16. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?.
17. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?.
18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
19. Why should we hire you?
20. Tell me about a suggestion you have made
21. What irritates you about co-workers?
22. What is your greatest strength?
23. Tell me about your dream job.
24. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
25. What are you looking for in a job?
26. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
27. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
28. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
29. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor.
30. What has disappointed you about a job?
31. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
32. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
33. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
35. How would you know you were successful on this job?
36. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
37. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
38. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
39. Do you have any blind spots?
40. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
41. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?.
42. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?.
43. What qualities do you look for in a boss?
44. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
45. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
46. Describe your work ethic.
47. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
48. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job
49. Do you have any questions for me?
Job specific questions
Can you do the job?
Do you have the knowledge sets, skill sets and personal attributes to allow you to do the job?
Types of questions could include:
What parts of your education do you see as relevant to this position?
What prompted you to study...?
Tell me about a time when you had to communicate information to a group of people.
Tell me about a significant achievement in your life.
Tell me about a time where you had to work towards a deadline. Did you meet it? If not, what would you do differently next time?
Do you want the job?
Do you want to work in this position/organisation? Are you willing to learn? Are you ambitious and keen to succeed?
Types of questions could include:
Why do you want to work for us?
What do you know about our company/practice/business?
What are your short term/long term goals?
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Describe a time where you set yourself a challenging goal? What happened? What would you do differently?
Will you fit in?
The interviewer wants to determine if you will be a good team player, someone who will be absorbed into the organisation without disruption to the existing team dynamics.
Types of questions could include:
Describe a time where you had to work with a group of people to achieve a common goal?
Can you give me an example of working as part of a team. What was your contribution to the team and what was the outcome of this exercise?
What would you do if…?
Best fit between applicant and job?
What makes you the best applicant for this position? Why should the employer take you over other applicants?
Types of questions could include:
Why do you think you are the best person for the job?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Can you give me five words that best describe you?
What skills and qualities can you bring to this position?
Is there anything you would like to add?
This is an opportunity to bring particular skills or qualities to the attention of the interviewer. Have you stated your major selling points?
Were you unhappy about a particular answer during the interview? This is an opportunity to address that.
Why are you the best person for the job? Tell the interviewer!
Is there anything you would like to ask us?
This is your opportunity to find out more about the job, the company, and the industry.
You could ask questions like:
What are the career prospects within your company?
What staff training and development opportunities are available?
Who would I be reporting to?
Where would I be located?
Avoid asking too many questions about salary and conditions of employment such as holidays but know what salary range you are prepared to accept.
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