Ask and Answer Questions

The best way to ease pre-interview nerves is to be as prepared as possible. Although there’s no way to know exactly what you’ll be asked, you can prepare by practicing answers to these 30 Most Common Interview Questions.  It’s helpful to practice talking about your experience, skills, and background. It’s also important to learn how to talk about your accomplishments without sounding like you’re bragging!

It’s Your Interview Too!

Keep in mind that a job interview is not just to see if the employer is interested in you. It’s also an opportunity to see if you are interested in the employer. This is your chance to see if the job and the company fit the things you want and need. To help:

  1. Research as much as you can about the job and employer and develop your own set of questions or ask some of these common interviewee questions .
  2. Make a list of questions and take them on your interview. This will help you organize your thoughts.
  3. Use good judgment when asking a question.  Make it part of the conversation and not an interruption.
  4. If you think of other questions during the interview, jot them down so you can ask them when the interviewer gives you the floor.
  5. Asking thoughtful questions will prove to the employer that you’ve done your research and you’re interested.

This video gives you some other ideas of questions to ask and what not to ask during an interview.