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5 Ways to Ensure Successful Answers During a Job Interview

Post Author Erin Tovo
Oct 15, 2013 9:07:00 AM
Career Tips

 

Job seekers send out countless resumes in the hopes of potentially getting an interview.  Once you have finally landed that interview you have been waiting for, use these 5 tips when forming your answers!

1. Patience is a Virtue

Listen carefully to the employer and always make sure to let him/her complete their question.  Questions may start off sounding generic, but in the end they may require a specific response.  For example, the general question “What are your strengths?” will demand a completely different response than “What are your strengths that help you in dealing with customers?”

2. Take a Minute to Think

After you are sure the employer has completed their question, take a few seconds to form a mental checklist of important information you want to convey prior to responding. 

3. Keep It Short and Stay on Point

Be sure to stay on topic and answer the question completely.  Never assume your employer won't notice you neglected to answer a part of their question.  They will notice!

4. Highlight Your Key Points

Describe how these points helped you in previous positions.  A good practice is to repeat your key points 2-3 times in your answer.   Reiterating your key points will help support your position and demonstrate that you are the right person for the job!

5. Leave a Lasting Impression

Everyone has something about them that makes them unique.  Always let a potential employer know about skills that make you stand out amongst the crowd! It could be these skills that help you land your dream job.

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