Preguntas para entrevista personal
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Interview Questions: Work History
• Name of company, position title and description, dates of employment. -
• What were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met? -
• What were your starting and final levels of compensation? -
• What were your responsibilities? -
• What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them? -
• What have you learned from your mistakes? -
• What did you like or dislike about your previous job? -
• Which was most / least rewarding? -
• What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? -
• Questions about your supervisors and co-workers. -
• What was it like working for your supervisor? -
• What do you expect from a supervisor? -
• What problems have you encountered at work? -
• Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager? -
• Who was your best boss and who was the worst? -
• Why are you leaving your job? -
• Why did you resign? -
• Why did you quit your job? -
• What have you been doing since your last job? -
• Why were you fired? -

Job Interview Questions About You
• What is your greatest weakness? -
• What is your greatest strength? -
• How will your greatest strength help you perform? -
• How would you describe yourself? -
• Describe a typical work week. -
• Describe your work style. -
• Do you take work home with you? -
• How many hours do you normally work? -
• How would you describe the pace at which you work? -
• How do you handle stress and pressure? -
• What motivates you? -
• Are you a self motivator? -
• What are your salary expectations? -
• What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make? -
• Tell me about yourself. -
• What has been the greatest disappointment in your life? -
• What are you passionate about? -
• What are your pet peeves? -
• What do people most often criticize about you? -
• When was the last time you were angry? What happened? -
• If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do differently? -
• If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say?
• Do you prefer to work independently or on a team? -
• Give some examples of teamwork. -
• More teamwork interview questions. -
• What type of work environment do you prefer? -
• How do you evaluate success? -
• If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it? -
• Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. -
• Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it. -
• More job interview questions about your abilities. -
• More job interview questions about you. -

Job Interview Questions About the New Job and the Company
• What interests you about this job? -
• Why do you want this job? -
• What applicable attributes / experience do you have? -
• Are you overqualified for this job? -
• What can you do for this company? -
• Why should we hire you? -
• Why are you the best person for the job? -
• What do you know about this company? -
• Why do you want to work here? -
• What challenges are you looking for in a position? -
• What can you contribute to this company? -
• Are you willing to travel? -
• What is good customer service? -
• How long do you expect to remain employed with this company? -
• Is there anything I haven't told you about the job or company that you would like to know? -

Interview Questions: The Future
• What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you? -
• What are your goals for the next five years / ten years? -
• How do you plan to achieve those goals? -
• What are your salary requirements - both short-term and long-term? -
• Questions about your career goals. -
• What will you do if you don't get this position? -

10 Extra questions with answers

Tell me about yourself.
It seems like an easy interview question. Its open ended. I can talk about whatever I want from the birth canal forward. Right?

Wrong. What the hiring manager really wants is a quick, two- to three-minute snapshot of who you are and why youre the best candidate for this position.

So as you answer this question, talk about what youve done to prepare yourself to be the very best candidate for the position. Use an example or two to back it up. Then ask if they would like more details. If they do, keep giving them example after example of your background and experience. Always point back to an example when you have the opportunity.

Tell me about yourself does not mean tell me everything. Just tell me what makes you the best.

Why should I hire you?
The easy answer is that you are the best person for the job. And dont be afraid to say so. But then back it up with what specifically differentiates you.

For example: You should hire me because Im the best person for the job. I realize that there are likely other candidates who also have the ability to do this job. Yet I bring an additional quality that makes me the best person for the job--my passion for excellence. I am passionately committed to producing truly world class results. For example . . .

Are you the best person for the job? Show it by your passionate examples.

What is your long-range objective?
Make my job easy for me. Make me want to hire you.

The key is to focus on your achievable objectives and what you are doing to reach those objectives.

For example: Within five years, I would like to become the very best accountant your company has on staff. I want to work toward becoming the expert that others rely upon. And in doing so, I feel Ill be fully prepared to take on any greater responsibilities which might be presented in the long term. For example, here is what Im presently doing to prepare myself . . .

Then go on to show by your examples what you are doing to reach your goals and objectives.

How has your education prepared you for your career?
This is a broad question and you need to focus on the behavioral examples in your educational background which specifically align to the required competencies for the career.

An example: My education has focused on not only the learning the fundamentals, but also on the practical application of the information learned within those classes. For example, I played a lead role in a class project where we gathered and analyzed best practice data from this industry. Let me tell you more about the results . . .

Focus on behavioral examples supporting the key competencies for the career. Then ask if they would like to hear more examples. Enhance your career opportunities by getting the training you need, find top degrees and schools near you!

Are you a team player?
Almost everyone says yes to this question. But it is not just a yes/no question. You need to provide behavioral examples to back up your answer.

A sample answer: Yes, Im very much a team player. In fact, Ive had opportunities in my work, school and athletics to develop my skills as a team player. For example, on a recent project . . .

Emphasize teamwork behavioral examples and focus on your openness to diversity of backgrounds. Talk about the strength of the team above the individual. And note that this question may be used as a lead in to questions around how you handle conflict within a team, so be prepared.

Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
Note that if you say no, most interviewers will keep drilling deeper to find a conflict. The key is how you behaviorally reacted to conflict and what you did to resolve it.

For example: Yes, I have had conflicts in the past. Never major ones, but there have been disagreements that needed to be resolved. I've found that when conflict occurs, it helps to fully understand the other persons perspective, so I take time to listen to their point of view, then I seek to work out a collaborative solution. For example . . .

Focus your answer on the behavioral process for resolving the conflict and working collaboratively.

What is your greatest weakness?
Most career books tell you to select a strength and present it as a weakness. Such as: I work too much. I just work and work and work. Wrong. First of all, using a strength and presenting it as a weakness is deceiving. Second, it misses the point of the question.

You should select a weakness that you have been actively working to overcome. For example: I have had trouble in the past with planning and prioritization. However, Im now taking steps to correct this. I just started using a pocket planner . . . then show them your planner and how you are using it.

Talk about a true weakness and show what you are doing to overcome it.

If I were to ask your professors to describe you, what would they say?
This is a threat of reference check question. Do not wait for the interview to know the answer. Ask any prior bosses or professors in advance. And if theyre willing to provide a positive reference, ask them for a letter of recommendation.

Then you can answer the question like this:

I believe she would say I'm a very energetic person, that Im results oriented and one of the best people she has ever worked with. Actually, I know she would say that, because those are her very words. May I show you her letter of recommendation?

So be prepared in advance with your letters of recommendation.

What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?
Focus on two words: leadership and vision.

Here is a sample of how to respond: The key quality in a successful manager should be leadership--the ability to be the visionary for the people who are working under them. The person who can set the course and direction for subordinates. The highest calling of a true leader is inspiring others to reach the highest of their abilities. I'd like to tell you about a person whom I consider to be a true leader . . .

Then give an example of someone who has touched your life and how their impact has helped in your personal development.

If you had to live your life over again, what one thing would you change?
Focus on a key turning point in your life or missed opportunity. Yet also tie it forward to what you are doing to still seek to make that change.

For example: Although Im overall very happy with where Im at in my life, the one aspect I likely would have changed would be focusing earlier on my chosen career. I had a great internship this past year and look forward to more experience in the field. I simply wish I would have focused here earlier. For example, I learned on my recent internship… …then provide examples.

Stay focused on positive direction in your life and back it up with examples.

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