How to actually answer questions about strengths and weaknesses

Regardless of the job or company you’re interviewing for, interview questions on weaknesses and strengths are among the most common questions you’re likely to field. How you answer will give the interviewer insight into how you view yourself, how you work with others, your honesty, and your commitment to professional development. It also demonstrates how you deal with a difficult …

Dressing for an interview: Putting your best shoe forward

You’ve worked hard to get to this point – for months, you’ve applied, rewritten your resume, and perfected your cover letter. Now you have an interview for the job you want. But there’s one thing you haven’t thought about: your job interview outfit. Your clothing choice can significantly impact how you’re perceived, so you must choose wisely when dressing for …

How to calm interview nerves and get the job you want

Research shows that applicants who experience anxiety during a job interview are less likely to be hired. Job interview anxiety, which is being nervous during an interview, is common among job applicants. As a result, many dread the interview and have negative thoughts about their performance beforehand. Anxiety during the interview can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including …

New interview questions to expect in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic, the social changes it triggered, and the economic impact completely changed how people perform their jobs. Those who work remotely or in hybrid arrangements use various digital tools, collaborate across teams, and engage in side hustles. Work expectations have also changed for both employers and employees. Companies increasingly expect digital literacy as a basic requirement. They want …

5 reasons it’s important to ask questions in an interview (and what to ask)

Some people are reluctant to ask questions during an interview. Either they’re shy, think they already have enough information, or they just can’t think of anything to ask. Here’s why you should ask questions during a job interview. Asking a question is your chance to assess the company Before the interview, you’ll have researched the company (if not, you should …

5 Types of Interviewers and How To Handle Them

Like it or not, job interviews are about character. It’s about your character, the character of the company, and the character of the person interviewing you. Unfortunately, this is an irrefutable truth. Even though standardised interviews and psychometric tests are increasingly recognised as objective, fair methods of selecting new employees, you are usually in some way at the mercy of …

5 steps to get over your interview nerves

Feeling nervous before a job interview? Good news: You are an average person. Almost everyone is tense before a job interview, and even if it does not feel like it, it’s a good thing because it shows that you care about the outcome and want to do your best. If you don’t really care about an interview, the job itself …

Questions hiring managers ask to test leadership skills

Interviews can be stressful for any job candidate, especially if they are seeking a leadership position or are looking to move into a role with greater responsibility. Solid and competent leaders are essential to the success of any business. Still, they’re not easy to find, making it an interviewer’s job to ask critical questions that assess the qualities of good …