compelling reason to do so (a short-term assignment, for example, or a company where you're reallyeager to get your foot in the door and move up the ladder)>Don't be shy when you state your salary requirements and the kinds of benefit package that appealsto you. Have strength of conviction in your answer and say it in a clear and concise manner thatsounds confident and says, 'I'm worth I!'
This is your opportunity to explain that the company is exactly the type of company that you wouldfeel proud to say you work for. It's also your chance to show that you're conscientious and serious-minded. How?Use your answer to demonstrate that you've researched the company in depth. Talk about their community efforts, their corporate philosophy, etc. as you explain your reasons for wanting to work for a 'winner.'
You'd be amazed at the number of people who show up for interviews with little or no informationabout how the company operates. It is critical that you know exactly what the company does and
how they generate income.
Use your answer to discuss the company's market share, demographics, price points, etc. Theknowledge you've made an effort to amass
you're even an employee is a tangible expressionof the interest you'll show
you're an employee.
14. Have you been applying for other positions?
Always say yes to this question, but add that '
your company is my first choice.'15. What has been your greatest professional achievementto date?
This is the opportunity for you to explain the one thing that has given you the most satisfaction inyour professional life. You won't sound like you're bragging, don't worry.
Although 'team achievements' are important, you'll make more of an impression if you can talk about an accomplishment that was yours and yours along?and for which no one else is able to takethe credit.
16. How do you prioritize?
Knowing which activities must be done first and which must be put on the back burner is at theheart of meeting deadlines. Answer this question by explaining how you tackle the most immediateneed first, often assessing and reassessing the changing timeframes of each project.Explain that you 'get the job done' by staying late and putting in the hours to
see a project throughto completion.17. Whatmotivatesyou?
While most of us work for a salary and what we can do with the money from our monthly paycheck, saying, 'I'm in it for the money' is (understandably) a poor response.Instead, say that you are motivated by
a boss you admire
and can learn from,
colleagues that yourespect
doing a fantastic job
that enhances the companies overall success and feeling that youadd value to the organization that you feel proud to say you work for.
18. How well do you get on with your boss?
As much as a question about your old boss, this inquiry also tests your discretion. Never go into anegative rant about an old employer. It doesn't make
look bad, it makes you look like you'reon a rampage in the soar grape patch.