Envision that you are in a job interview, the first thing you experience is an intentional flighty off-the-wall question. These questions are mostly scenario based questions and the main purpose behind these questions is to access your personality, confidence, decision making, stress management, work style and values. These aspects cannot be asked directly so indirect tactics are used for assessment. There is no right answer of these questions and no specific tactic for preparing answers of these questions. However you can anticipate these questions and prepare by crafting stories and displaying your best to the employers.
• Showing up at Work
In an initial level employer wants to know your ease of arriving at office. They want to ensure that you live at a commuting distance and can easily come to office at right time. Come prepared to demonstrate that you take this job seriously and you are excited to join to join this organization.
Tell them stories depicting that you can adapt yourself according to the changing situations and needs. You can give examples how you have changed your work timings and working style to adjust yourself at new working place. Tell them how you’ve handled difficult peers and created a smooth friendly environment. Giving examples and telling true stories will help you relate to the situation and impress the employers.
Most of the employers ask you, where you see yourself after 5 years. Just few job seekers get successful in tackling this question and predicting what they’ll be doing. Employers want to find out your ambitions and see your enthusiasm towards career. Your job transitions should make sense and make a smooth career arc. Clear your mind and think, what you want to achieve in your life? What is your passion? Think about your current achievements and the direction you want to pursue in future. Dig out the ways to keep yourself updated about the latest trends, technology and innovations.
It’s very rare to find any job description that doesn’t require strong communication skills. Similarly you’ll find very few resumes that don’t claim to have good communication skills. Most of the interviewers judge your education, experience, intelligence, confidence and attitude through the way you communicate and tell your personal story. Interview questions are usually open ended and give open area to job seekers to play the game. Include facts, figures and stories. Approach employers with clarity of mind and engage them in your conversation.
Give some time to find out the underlying concerns of employers. Think from employer’s perspective and effectively design stories based on these concerns. With thorough preparation you can increase the chances of getting employer’s call saying “Congratulations, you are hired”.