Worried about having an awkward, unsuccessful job interview? Master your responses to the five basic interview questions and worry no more! Almost every interview question boils down to the following five. Convince an employer of the following five things and you’ve nailed the interview:
- Can you do the job?
Do you have the skills, knowledge and capabilities necessary for success in this job? Could you do the job if your life depended on it?
- Will you do the job?
Will you show up regularly, on time and ready to work? Will you have sufficient motivation to achieve the quality required even after you have been on the job for some time?
- Will you get along with others?
This includes co-workers, supervisors, customers and anyone else you will have contact with on the job.
- Will you “fit in” with the organization?
Can you work comfortably in this work environment? Will you find the management style acceptable? Can you adjust to the dress code, work rules and communications style?
- Are you interested in the job?
Are you looking for just any job, or does this specific job appeal to you beyond providing a paycheck, convenient hours, and good benefits?
In addition you’ll need to able to handle those tricky negative questions that employers will sometimes throw at you.