A lot of job candidates always think that as long as they go into the job interview and “be themselves” everything will work out just fine! Wrong! The interviewer (“employer”) is not your friend. He or she is trying to make a R.O.I (“Return on Investment”) decision by meeting you. It is strictly business. The interviewer wants to know if you are going to be a good fit for the organization. Are you going to be productive? Are you going to be a good team player? The interviewer is going to ask a lot of clever questions and you need to learn how to outwit the interviewer so that you can get to the front of the line for job consideration.
One of the best ways for the interviewer to find out who you really are is to ask questions. Being prepared to answer common job interview questions is one of the best ways to prepare for your next job interview. This sample job interview “question and answer” gives you an idea of how to get into the zone to nail and ace your next job interview:
Question: “What is it that makes you seek a position with our company?”
Answer: “ABC Company is regarded to be a leader in this industry. Your growth has been about 25% above that of your nearest competitor and I admire how ABC Company fosters a culture of teamwork and promote from within the organization. I would like the opportunity to become a part of this unique, first class organization.”
To excel in your next job interview you need to excel at preparation. To excel, you must practice, practice, practice. Prepare a list of job interview questions and prepare the answers well in advance of your job interview. Arm yourself with solid information about the company? Look for the latest press releases on the Internet. Get into the zone. Prep for success!