• Tell me about yourself. (This is often an ice-breaker question. Keep the answer job or skill related.)
  • What do you know about the type of work we do? (This is your chance to tell what you know from the research you completed ahead of time.)
  • What is your weakness? (Always make this a positive answer. For example, "My spelling is not always perfect, so I always use a spell checker.")
  • What are your strengths? (Describe your skills in a way that will show you as a desirable employee for the company.)
  • Why did you leave your last job? ( Answer with a positive statement. Try not to say: "I was fired," "terminated," "quit," "had no babysitter," or "couldn't get along with coworkers or supervisor". However, you can say: "new job," "contract ended," "seasonal," "temporary," "career change," "returned to school," to raise a family," or "relocated.")
  • Why have you been unemployed for such a long time? (Tell the truth. Emphasize that you were looking for a good company where you can settle and make a contribution.)
  • Why should we hire you? (Make a positive statement, such as "I would like the opportunity to work with you and believe that I can do the work.")
  • Do you have references? (It is most important that you contact your references ahead of time and have their name, current address, and telephone numbers.)

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