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It is not your answer to the question that is important; it is How you answer the question.

In the realm of forms, appearances can be deceivingthe job of the Interviewer is to look beyond the skin, to hear what you are not saying, to look for the person for the job so be very careful of your answers

Ladies/Men Close shoes Dress appropriately for the occasion Put light make-up Come on time or 30 minutes before the time Make sure you did your research before going to the interview.

D-7 steps

Step One Practice by going on interviews, even for jobs you have no intention of taking. Step Two Research the company thoroughly. Use the Internet, libraries and periodicals to find current information. Step Three Know the company's market, products and goals. Step Four Memorize some facts about the company and be prepared to cite them during the interview.

Step Five Formulate a list of intelligent questions to ask during your interview. Step Six Talk to people who work or have worked at the company. Step Seven

Hang around the building in the morning, noting how the staff dresses, as well as their body language.

Tips & Warnings

Make sure you know the company's location. Go on a practice run so that you know how much time you will need to get there and park. Remember your interviewer's name and title.

Most frequently asked Questions in a Job Interview

- Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extra careful that you dont run off at the mouth. Keep your answer to a minute to two at the most. Four topics should be covered:
- Born or raised - Education - Work history - recent career experience

-the tell me aboutis a warm up question, and do not waste your best points


What do you know about our company?

- Discuss products, services, revenues, image, goals, management style, history & philosophy of the COMPANY. - Dont act as if you know everything about the Company. Let your answer show that you have taken the time to do some researchDo not overwhelm the interviewer ,and make it clear that you wish to learn more. - You might use this introduction: In my job research or I check on the internet a few days ago, that your company is into. And I would like to be( You answer you be with personal touch with positive tone to show that you are interested of the job)

3. Why do you want to work for our company?

- You might say that your research has shown that the company is doing things you would like to be involved with, and that its doing them in ways that greatly interest you. e.g. - In my research, I have learned that your organization is known for strong management Do not concoct a statement wherein you will not be able to defend it

4. What can you do for us that someone else


-Here you have every right & perhaps an obligation, to

toot your own horn & be a bit egotistical. Talk about your record of getting things done, & mention specifics from your resumes or list of career accomplishments. Say that your skills & interests, combined w/ this history of getting results, make YOU valuable. Mention your ability to set priorities, identify problems & use your experience & energy to solve them.


Why we should hire you?

Create your answer by thinking of the ability, your experience & your energy. E.g. In the previous job that I held before I help the company that I work for hit its monthly quota of 500 thousand per cut-off, our recruits increased in number up to 50 recruits w/ 500 pesos paid-in sales. I supposed I am a person who delivers results, and I supposed I am the one you are looking for the job.

6. What do you look for in a job?

Keep your answer oriented to opportunities at this organization. Talk about your desire to perform & be recognize for your contributions.

- Make your answer oriented toward opportunity rather than personal security

7. Give me your definition of the position for which

you are being interviewed?

Keep you answer brief & task oriented. Think of responsibilities & accountability. Make sure that you really understand what the position involves before you attempt an answer. If you are not certain, ask the interviewer; he or she may answer the question for you.

8. How long would it take you to make a

meaningful contribution to our firm?

- Be realistic, say that, while you would expect to

meet pressing demands & pull you own weight fom the first day, it might take six months to a year before you could expect to know the organization & its needs well enough to make a major contribution.


How long will you stay with us?

- Say that you are interested in a career with the organization, but admit that you would have to continue to feel challenged to remain with any organization. Avoid saying, As long as you still need me, Always think that applying for a job is a mutual transaction .

10. Your resume suggest that you may be over-qualified or too experienced for this position. Whats your opinion?
- Emphasize your interest in establishing a longer term association with the organization & say that you assume that if you perform well in the job, new opportunities will open up for you. Mention that a strong company needs a strong staff. Observe that experienced executives are always at a premium. Suggests that since you are so well qualified, the employer will get a fast return of his investment, say that a growing, energetic company can never have to much talent.

11. What is your management style?


You should know enough of the companys style to know that your management style will complement it.

Possible style: a. Task oriented- Ill enjoy problem solving identifying whats wrong, choosing a solution & implementing it.

Result oriented Every management decision I make is determined by how it will affect the bottom line or (even paternalistic) Im committed to taking care of my subordinates & pointing them in the right direction. Participative style- I believe in leadership by example


12. Why are you leaving (did you leave) your present job (last Job)?

Be brief, to the point and as honest as you can without hurting yourself. Refer back to the planning phase of your job search where you considered this topic. it has been my lifes longest dream to be part of a company that and I feel that your company Dont say anything bad about your previous company

13. In your current (last) position, what features do

(did) you like the most? The least?

Be careful & be positive, describe more features that you like than you dislike. Dont cite personality problems. If you make your last job sound terrible, an interviewer may wonder why you remained there until now.

13. How much salary are you expecting from us?


Salary is a delicate topic, we suggest that you defer tying yourself to a precise figure for as long as you can do politely.

Possible answers: I understand the range for this job is between P__ to P__. That seems appropriate for the job as I understand it.

Perhaps you can help me on this one, Can you tell me if there is a range for similar jobs in the organizations.

If the interviewer continues to PROBE: In my last job, Im making ___, Id like to improve on that figure, however my major interest is with the job itself. Remember that the act of taking a new job does not, in and of itself, make you worth more money

14. What do you think of your Boss or your


Be as positive as you can. A potential boss is likely to wonder if you might talk about him in similar terms at some point in the future. Dwell on the positive side, even if you dont like your previous bosses

15. What are your long range goals?


Refer back to the planning phase of your job search, dont answer I want the job you advertise. Relate your goals to the company you are applying. In a firm like yours, I would like to

16. How successful have you been so far?

- Say that , all-in-all, you are happy with the way your career has progressed so far. Given the normal ups & downs of life, you feel that youve done quite well and have no complaints. Would you consider yourself successful?

17. Describe a challenging work issue you had to face, and how you dealt with it?
A. B. C.

What the new job/project needs What can I improve Proof/example/accomplish

Last December, I was tasked to come-up with a christmas party for our dealers for the entire Caraga region, together with my staff, we came up with information drive to promote the said activity. We solicited 100pesos from our dealers for the food and venueand the activity was successful.

18. If you were on a merry go-round, what song would be playing? If you were animal on merry go round, what would you be?
CONGRATULATIONS! You have found the unusual interviewer asking a rare question. Dont feel stupid just feel like you have run into a very unusual situation. If you are interviewing for a creative position, then the question is most appropriate because the interviewer may be attempting to evaluate your creativity and yor ability to deal with an off beat question.
- Tell a brief story that reminds you of a merry go round in your own experience, if you are clueless give a song that you have always liked, has a real meaning for you. As for the animal, give the animal you like.

19. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?

Include improvement activities (seminars) that relate to the job a year ago, I went to enroll myself to a swimming lessons

20. What do your co-workers say about you?

Be prepared with a qoute or two from coworkers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will do James my co-worker at ___ company always said I was the hardest worker she ever know

- what will your best friend will say about you?

20. Do you consider yourself successful?

- Refer to 16

21. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?

- if you have not ,say no - if you have be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things about the people or organization involved

22. If you had enough money to retire now, would you?


Answer YES if you would. But since you need to work, this type of work you prefer. I might put up a business or go back to school and improve myself, however at this point in time Id like to experience how its like to be working. Do not say yes if you dont mean it or you can say also that you still wouldnt resign because you feel like there are still a lot of things for you to grow and that you make it a point that you just go for the job because of money but mainly for self improvement and hopefully self-realization.

23. Are you a team player? You are of course, a team player, be sure to have examples specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude Do not brag, just say it in a matter- of- fact- tone.

24. What type/s of people do you find hard to get

along with?

- Be careful with this type of question. Try not to give a direct opinion like a pushy or abrasive person. Your interviewer might have the personality that you just mentioned. Instead, provide an answer that will soften the reason that you find that person hard to get along.

25. Are you applying for other jobs?


Be honest but do not spend time in this area. Keep focus on the job and the company you are applying for.





Whats the last book you read? Whats your favorite color? How do you handle a conflict situation that occurs in your work place? Is there anything else about you that I should know? You seem to have little experience with sales & marketing. How do you intend to learn up the knowledge you need to perform well in this job?


When can you start?

Have you ever dealt with a customer making unrealistic demand? The salary youre asking for is near the top of the range for the job you are applying for. Why do you think we should pay this much?


9. Tell me about your life at the University or even your time in your previous job? 10. What is your ideal job?


What are your strengths and weaknesses? How would you handle tension or stress?

14. 15.

What do you find difficult in work/life/relationship?

Do you make mistakes? Why we should hire you?

16. What can you do for us that other applicants cannot?

17. What makes you mad?

17. 18.

What makes you mad? What can you say about the philippines /president?

19. How can you convince a blind person that the ball is round, without touching it?
20. If I am blind, how can you describe to me the color WHITE? 21. Have you ever had problems with a supervisor or a coworker, describe the situation. How did you resolve the conflict?


Give me an example of an important goal you had set and tell me about your progress in reaching that goal? Can you tell me about an important written document you were required to complete? Give me an example of a time when you tried to accomplish something and failed. Were you discouraged by this. What did you do about it? Recall a time when you were assigned to a complex project. Specifically, what steps did you take to prepare for & finish the project? Were you happy with the outcomes? Given a chance to read somebodys mind, whos mind are you going to read, why?






Group-sample interview Ask every body the question after each discussion

Let them talk, tell a story

Ms universe question.