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First Job

This practice interview was used on an entry-level sales position and may be used for other first interviews.  

You have the desire and motivation.  Now put it all together and get the edge in the job interview with the Complete Interview Guide Answer questions naturally without sounding rehearsed and build confidence for the interview.

  • Learn how to practice right for the interview.

  • Good or bad?  I wish, I think, I feel.

  • How can hand gestures improve your interview performance?

  • Why are mock interviews important?  Why isn't one mock interview enough?

  • Why you shouldn't use limiting words such as "only" or "just"?


  • Answers to the toughest interview situations - follow-up letters, illegal questions, salary, job history questions and more!

  • How to answer and how not to answer

  • Questions to ask the interviewers

  • What should you do the day of the interview?

  • Identify possible interview questions

Review these critical interview tips before your interview:

Search for current trends and subject areas for your first job interview.  Suggested subjects include:

  • The company and industry of the job that you're interviewing for

Practice First Job Interview

  1. Tell us about yourself.
    Focus on the aspects of your experience that apply to this position.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. Tell us about a situation where you convinced someone in a sales situation?

  3. How would you motivate a team?

Follow-up:  Give us an example of your ability to work as part of a team.

  1. Why do you want to work with our firm?

  2. What was your role?

  3. How do you handle tension?

  4. Give us an example of your ability to work under pressure?

  5. What starting salary do you expect?

  6. What can you offer to our firm?

  7. Are you a leader or a follower?

  8. How many hours would you like to work?

  9. Of your past jobs, which job was your favorite?  Which one did you enjoy the least?

  10. What were your duties on your favorite job?  What was challenging about the job and how did you deal with those challenges.

  11. Do you have anything to add?
    Summarize by emphasize your qualifications as they apply to this job.   Also cover anything you missed from your opening.  Tips on your interview closing.

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