Step 5: Always Rehearse Your Answers to Potential Interview Questions
Practice your answers to common interview questions until you can almost recite them in your sleep. Next, prepare a list of questions you want to ask the employer about the job.
Most interviews follow this general pattern: First, you will be required to answer questions about your experience and qualifications. Then you will be allowed to ask questions about the job opening for which you have applied.
If at all possible, rehearse all your answers with a trusted friend or family member.
You should be able to convey all pertinent information about yourself in 15 minutes as your friend plays the role of your interviewer, using some of the various interview styles we discussed on the previous page.
You want to be ready for anything!
After you've practiced a few times, and feel confident about how you're handling yourself, make a "dress rehearsal" video of yourself to check your diction, speed of delivery, body language and appearance.
Examples of Commonly Asked Interview Questions:
By formulating and rehearsing your answers to the interview question examples below, you will become more familiar with your own qualifications, and will consequently be better prepared to demonstrate how you can benefit an employer.
For other "possible" job interview questions you might want to rehearse, click the links below. Each group of questions will open in a "new" window. If your web browser is NOT Java-equipped, or if you are viewing this page in Translation Mode, click on the "No Java" link instead:
Rehearse Possible Questions About Your Qualifications
Rehearse Possible Questions About Your Work Experience
Rehearse Possible Questions About Your Education
Rehearse Possible Questions About Your Career Goals
Additionally, certain questions are illegal to ask during a job interview (and sometimes in a job application). Those illegal interview questions are discussed on this page.
Once you have finished rehearsing your answers to all possible questions you can imagine, and have also memorized the questions you want to ask your interviewer, you can relax a little bit. You are now almost ready for that extremely important In-Person Interview, which we will discuss a little more on the next page.
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