Three Stories That You Should Be Ready to Tell any Job Interviewer
1. Do you have the skills and prowess necessary for this job?
Your story should satisfactorily emphasize your talents, skills, and knowledge, while also taking the particular job’s needs into account. When the interviewer hits you with questions about your weaknesses, your uniqueness, etc, keep going back to those points and expound upon them as needed. If properly executed, you should have explained your capabilities to the interviewer well enough that you’re one step closer to cashing some paychecks.
2. Do you see this company as a source of enthusiasm and interest?
No one is going to hire you if they can sense your willingness to leave for better prospects in the near future. To that end, putting in a few hours of research into the company at hand can do you a world of favor in explaining why you should be hired amidst the faceless masses of other applications, what you consider the near future plans of the company are, etc.
3. Do you fit the company culture?
While this can be the hardest question to tackle, answering it sort of falls in line with the need to research the company. If you’ve done your research to a sufficient degree, then it should be relatively easy to answer questions about your work style, colleague’s impressions of yourself, and why you’re a good team worker, in a positive way and to a level that satisfies the interviewer.
When you boil this advice down to its basics, you need to research the potential employer so you can answer the interviewer’s questions in a manner in which she wants to hear. However, you also should be aware that this job is one you truthfully meet the requirements for, rather than blowing smoke.