Interview tips (continued)
Remember! All the interviewer wants to know is, can you do the job?
Know your strengths, and mention ones that are relevant to the job you're being interviewed for.
It's important to quote examples of when you used the skills; it's not enough to just say you have the skills.
Typical strengths employers look for are:
Team working -
IT skills -
Good attitude -
Problem solving -
Quick learner -
If you're asked about weaknesses, don't list many -
Strengths: 'I'm a good organiser, and I plan everything in detail. I showed this when I was given a new project, and I had to get it up and running from scratch.'
Weaknesses: 'Sometimes I'm too enthusiastic when working on a new project. But I've learned to adjust to everyone else's pace, and not go charging ahead.'
Ask your own questions
You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the position. When you prepare for asking questions, divide them into
1. Questions about the job
2. Questions about the company.
3. What is the next stage?
If you like what you see and want the job, tell them as the interview is closing.
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