An essential part of obtaining a position is interviewing. There are many interview styles, and at times, it can be difficult to know how to answer questions. The key to a successful interview is practice.
Part 1: Address the following 6 interview questions to the best of your ability. You can select a company or position from your career research to help direct your answers.
Tell me about yourself.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Tell me about a time when your supervisor was not satisfied with the quality of your work. What actions did you take?
Describe a job experience when you successfully communicated with someone who did not personally like you.
What are your salary requirements?
Why should I hire you?
Part 2: Part of interview preparation is researching your desired career to understand the responsibilities and requirements the employer is looking for in the ideal candidate. Reflect on your responses to the interview questions, and answer the following:
Were you able to highlight the qualifications needed for your desired career? Explain why or why not.
Discuss the skills and experiences you want to develop or improve. What steps will you take to do so?
You can use this template or copy the questions into a Word document and list your response after each question.
Upload your completed Unit 4 Individual Project to the Submissions area of the classroom.
Reading and Learning Materials
Use the following resources to help you complete this assignment:
Conducting Company Research for a Job Search
Video that helps explain how to research a company as part of a job search
The Importance of Conducting Company Research
Video that explains the importance of researching a company as part of a job search
How to Ace the Interview
Video to help you develop strong interview skills
Writing a Thesis and Making an Argument
Article to help you explore behavioral interview questions
Amy Cuddy – More Confidence in 2 Minutes
Video on how body language affects how others see us and how it can also change how we see ourselves and how it can impact job interviewing
What to do During and After an Interview
Tips for how to dress for an interview
Smart Behavioral Interview Answers
Examples of responses to interview questions