Saturday, May 2, 2009

Insider Interview Questions

Continuing from the last blog,here are some of the preparatory questions i go through before each interview:

General Introductory Questions
1. Please highlight your past jobs, telling me the employment dates when you worked for companies and what your job duties were. (Candidate should not have resume in hand and should be able to recite from memory). If there are any gaps in employment, I probe further.
2. I have reviewed your resume but would like to ask you to begin by giving me an overview of your education and experience as they relate to this position and why you are interested in this position.
3. Please elaborate on one of the work experiences listed on your resume.
4. What were your major responsibilities?
5. What were some of the most difficult duties of that job?
6. Who did you report to and who reported to you (title)?
7. What special skills and knowledge were needed to perform the duties in your previous jobs?
8. Your resume lists many job changes. Tell me about them.
9. How has your present job changed while you have held it?
10. What unique talent do you offer? Why do you feel it is unique?
11. What else should I know about your qualifications for this job?

It is essential to review your resume and be completely familiar with your work history. A good interviewer will probe. Make sure you are fully prepared.

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