Job Interview Computer Quiz
What do you know about our company?
Make sure to research the company before the interview (on their website, their LinkedIn page, and Google)
Say you don’t know anything
Say facts that are incorrect or you aren’t sure about (it’s better to know one or two facts that you can say accurately, than five facts you’re not sure of)
Don't tell a lie
How did you hear about the position?
Sound unsure of yourself
Say you don’t remember or don’t know
Be clear, direct and upfront
Why did you apply for this position?
Say you just need a job in general
Make them feel like you’re interested in them for a specific reason
Explain that you’re unemployed and just need to find work
Mention any other personal reasons like “I need to find a shorter commute.
Why are you looking to leave your current company?
Say it’s too difficult or stressful
Sound positive and focus on what you want to gain by making a move
Say you’re not sure
Badmouth your current employer in any way
Tell us about a challenge you’ve faced and how you handled it
Share any story that involves personal conflicts, arguments or disagreements at work
Talk about an argument you had
Share the outcome. What was the result?
Talk about a challenge that you didn’t overcome, or didn’t find a solution for
How much money are you looking to earn?
Tell them a specific salary you’re hoping for
Tell them a range you’re hoping for
Stand your ground and tell them you don’t have a number in mind yet, or aren’t sure.
Do you have any questions for us?
Ask about the company, the team, and most importantly – the specific job
Ask about salary, benefits, work hours, dress-code, or anything else that isn’t related to the actual work you’ll be doing for them. Wait for them to bring this up in a second or third interview
Say you don’t have any questions
Say “so-and-so answered all my questions already”
Why should we hire you?
Say “I don’t know”
Be confident in your skills and abilities
Say “You should hire whoever you want”
Give a generic answer that’d fit any company. You really need to “tailor” this to the specific duties you’ll be performing in THIS specific job. Otherwise your answer will not impress them.
Why do you want to work here?
Mention specific, work-related reasons why their job and company interest you
Say, “I have bills to pay and need money”
Say, “I just need a job”.
Share any personal details like, “I live 5 minutes away so it would be a very short commute”
Tell me about yourself
Share personal details
Talk for more than 2 minutes
Focus on sharing your professional story only
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