Your opening is your first
face to face opportunity to make a compelling argument that you
are the best candidate for the job. Listed below are a few of
the possible interview questions that
you may be asked in the interview. Review each interview question
below to prepare yourself for the interview.
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interview tips before your interview:
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Your opening is typically
a question about you and your qualifications. Selected sample
questions are shown below. Pay particular attention to the common
Notice how small changes
in the interview questions will change your answer. Possible
follow-up questions are noted with a bullet. Use our mock
interviews based on actual job listings and interviews for more
Tell us about yourself.
How are you qualified for
How does your experience
and training qualify you for the position?
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Tell us about yourself.
First be prepared with a
thumbnail sketch that you have rehearsed before your meeting. Your
answer should be no more than one minute long and include a description
of where you have been recently as well as what you would like to do
next. "I am an accounting professional with four years corporate
experience who would now like to move over onto the public accounting
side," is a brief example. You might add at the end
"Since your firm is highly regarded, I was very interested in
learning more about the opportunities here."
Second, after you made you
brief comment, either be quiet or close with, "Is there anything
you would like me to add." Or, "Is that what you were hoping I
Third, listen carefully to
the feedback to see if your answer was not sufficient, so that you might
learn what specifically the interviewer would like you to add.
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