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Interview questions to expect and prepare for

CareerBuilder | September 30, 2020

Come to the interview ready for anything, but especially these questions.

“‘Tell me about yourself’ is usually the first interview question that candidates are asked,” says Michele Mavi, director of training and content development for Atrium Staffing. “So it’s so important to be able to answer that in a clear and concise manner while keeping it interesting and actually making sure you’re telling a story. The way you answer this question really sets the tone for the rest of the interview.”

A job interview is a time for both the candidate and the employer to get to know each other and learn about the potential professional relationship. Starting off on the right foot and establishing a good first impression will help you throughout the rest of the hiring process.
1. Try to avoid fumbling this opening question, consider your past professional roles, your future goals and any big career accomplishments.
2. Practice an answer that’s between one and three minutes, and try to insert some of your personality and sincerity.
This will give the hiring manager an honest look at your capabilities, and knowing how to introduce yourself will ease any interview jitters you may be feeling.

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