Interview Question(s) that can Fail you-Simple

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Interview question(s) can be very simple but trickiest at the same time very easy. The measurement of whether an interview question is difficult or not depends on the individual, Whiles some may view some set of questions as easy, others may see it to be difficult and vice versa.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light ways you can answer “difficult interview questions”

 

Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

  1. What are your Hobbies
  2. What’s your biggest weakness
  3. What is your biggest failure/tell me about a time when you failed
  4. What are your strengths
  5. How much do you propose we pay you

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How to answer what are your hobbies questions

Why the interviewer does always asks such a question, “What are your hobbies?” In answering this question you need to know what is meant to ask you about your hobbies. Many job applicants fail because of their inability to answer such a question, they don’t understand what hobbies mean, they often misunderstand and are not sure of what hobbies they should mean when asked, they know always think that the hobbies they have are always good hobbies for them to have, they forget that our hobbies may be good and bad, which don’t support us for the job when we wrongly mention the hobbies the interviewer asks.

 

Why does the applicant ask us about our hobbies in a job interview? I learn that the applicant needs to get to know the “real you” that you cannot lie. This is especially important as they need to know that you would be a good fit for the role personality-wise, as well as by your skills and experience. While this question is about you as a person and you should be honest, it’s also a great way of tipping the scales in your favour, especially if you feel that you haven’t impressed the interviewer enough so far.

 

So when asked, you should not answer with such answers like “I like shopping” or My hobbies are sight-seeing and window-shopping”, especially when the applicant applies for the job of secretary or “I like partying”, “My hobbies are spending money playing poker online”, I like painting town, etc, when you apply for the finance, these sound ridiculous. I suggest such answers to the question must be avoided and they are not going to paint you in the best light – so you must avoid anything that could be frowned upon or viewed as something that could affect your performance in work like drinking or gambling as a bad habit.

 

You should also avoid mentioning hobbies like “I like “watching TV”, “listening to music” or “keeping fit”, “I am fond of cooking”, these are generic and boring hobbies that don’t really mean anything-they add no value to you as a candidate.

 

Instead, you should mention such good hobbies as “I am involved in sport competition” or “I play soccer”. This is a good to mention to promote your people skills to your prospective employer or “I play music or sing in a choir”, it is worth mentioning because this shows that you work well within a team, results-oriented and love a bit of competition, they are all positive traits in the workplace so you need to show that your hobbies you have shows off your dedication and self-discipline, rather than giving off the impression that you’ve just made your hobbies up on the spot.

How to answer what’s your biggest weakness question

Many have viewed questions about weaknesses as irrelevant but it counts greatly I how the organization can assess you. For instance, your weakness could be a plus to the organization and hence they could harness it to their advantage. I once interviewed someone who told me his weakness was that he liked socializing too much, Strange right? Well I made that weakness count for me in the long run.

 

This does not go to say every weakness can be put to use, some weaknesses may have to be worked on to turn them to strengths in the long run. You don’t have to lie about your weaknesses or turn them into positives yourself because your employer to be can easily tell like I did with mine.  So how do you answer this question, what is your biggest weakness?

 

  1. Be honest and talk about your weakness

Honesty is very important at any circumstance and hence during an interview question. Be open about what your main weakness may be, it doesn’t necessarily have to be related to the job. Don’t view the question as a means of exposing you in order not to employ you. Like I stated, they may have a way to help you or harness it to make you more effective on the job.

 

  1. Talk about how you are working on it

Don’t speak only about the problem but also talk about how you are working on it.  It is always a plus to discuss about ways you are trying to control your weakness.

 

How to answer how is your biggest failure or tell me about a time when you failed interview question

 

Answering this type of question also requires honesty. Your biggest failure could be linked to your weaknesses or not but in most cases they are linked to weaknesses. You will do well to start by giving the circumstances leading to the failure and also what your reactions where. Keep in mind that they can always cross check any information you tell them.

 

How to answer how is your biggest failure or tell me about a time when you failed interview question

Answering this type of question also requires honesty. Your biggest failure could be linked to your weaknesses or not but in most cases they are linked to weaknesses. You will do well to start by giving the circumstances leading to the failure and also what your reactions where. Keep in mind that they can always cross check any information you tell them.

 

How to answer what are strengths interview question

Your strengths are what the organization has to benefit from you when you join them. Just like how you have weaknesses, so do you have strengths? As usual be honest and spell out key strengths that can benefit the organization.

These may already be stated on your resume but don’t limit your responses to what you have on the resume.

How much do you want to be paid?

This is a dreadful question to most because they are not always prepared for such questions.  This question requires that you quote a figure of which you wish to be paid for your services. The mistake most people make is to tell the employer that they will accept any amount given them. This is wrong and in some instances can loss you the job.

 

To answer this question, you might have researched the salary structure of the organization to have a fair idea as to how much you can ask for. Giving an answer proves that you are bold and also that you know your worth.

Best Questions To Ask Potential Employers in A Job Interview

what most people don’t is that a job interview is a two way communication, meaning that it is not just about you answering questions thrown at you by the interview panel, but also about you asking questions at the end. The catch here is that the types of question you ask can either elevate you are fail you in landing the job.

 

Most at times, the candidate would be asked if he has any questions, but in some isolate cases they may not open up to you. Whatever the situation is, always be concerned about asking a question or two about the company and the position you have just been interviewed for.

 

According to job coach expert, Andrew Warren, candidates who are open and daring during an interview are mostly seen to be people who care greatly about the organization; especially those who ask questions related to the organization.

From this, it is clear that you have to ask questions that sell you out as well as give you a good upper hand over others. Below are some questions you can ask;

  • Ask about your job responsibilities
  • What are their expectations after a period of time
  • Ask about the culture of the organization
  • How does the organization measure success
  • Ask about opportunities for career training and professional development

 

In conclusion, you need to mention your personal hobbies that show that you take your professional development seriously and these are all great ways of showing that you’re a perfect candidate – it’s important that you show some personal hobbies that purely give the interviewer an insight into who you are honestly. All the interview question(s) discussed should be answered with all honesty you should not try to impress your prospective employers dishonestly.

 

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