Check your level of job interview understanding, with this quiz.
Some interview questions may seem illogical or even silly to you, but pointing that out during an interview will almost certainly be self-defeating.
Prepare positive, sensible responses to the following common questions:
1. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
Granted, you can't compare yourself to an unknown field, so the question is in a sense impossible to answer adequately, in which case, you are best advised to answer...(continued)
See Richard Nelson Bolles's Two Minute Crash Course in Interviews.
Some corporations, and notably the big corporate management consultancies, offer useful advice about how they hire graduating students.
As well as offering a mechanism for students to apply for jobs, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) offers help to prospective candidate interviewees, including interview process tips and interactive practice cases.
Advice offered at general sites such...(continued)
See this Slideshare YouTube video on How to Pass Telephone Interviews (39 minutes).
Antony Stagg's YouTube videos are only six or seven minutes long each, and they offer intelligent, but simple, structured mechanisms to help you focus and better answer some of the most common questions, including:
The idea of the candidate asking questions in a job interview doesn't sit easily with everyone. And certainly it is best done thoughtfully and care.
Done well however, asking your own questions in interview offers significant benefits, including:
Making sure your body language is appropriate is not complicated, but may require effort and practice on your part, if you have bad habits to overcome.
Practice enough to make any new behaviours seem completely natural.
At the very least:
Many people baulk at the idea of interviewing potential employers, but done well, it is one of the most effective and proactive ways to enhance your job search.
Information gathering interviews are not intended to help you immediately win work. Rather, as the name suggests, the intention is to help you find out things you don't already know about career possibilities in your chosen industry, domain, field, employer, organisation or market.