Tips for putting your best foot forward when interviewing

Below is a list of commonly asked questions in an interview. Consider carefully how you would answer:

Why are you willing to leave your current employer?

What do you know about this position and company? Why are you interested?

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

How do you feel about your current supervisor?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

What are you currently looking for in salary? Why?

What information is important to you in making a decision about this job change?

What questions do you plan to ask the employer either about the job, company, or other things?

Who have you learned the most from? What was it? Why was it important?

What could be improved in your boss?

What do you like about your current boss?

When are you available to start?

What would you change here?

How to Sell Yourself in an Interview
Sell yourself! Learn as much as possible about the position, the company, and the interviewers themselves. The more detailed information you have about the company and the position, the better prepared and more interested you look. Go to the library and visit the company’s web site.

Employers want someone who wants to work for them. Demonstrate this by:

PREPARING QUESTIONS. No matter how thorough the employer is in the interview, you must ask questions. This demonstrates interest and thinking ability.

ASKING, “WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?” Tell the employer you were intrigued prior to the interview and are now even more.

EMPHASIZING AREAS OF YOUR BACKGROUND. Think of specific examples that demonstrate this. Sell yourself and your abilities through play back