Debra Auerbach | October 2, 2014
The point of a resume is to qualify yourself as a potential candidate for a company's open position. You introduce yourself and your skills, as well as indicate your interest in the job. But the interview is to prove to the organization that you're the right person for the job, as well as for the organization to show how it fits with your career goals and expectations. Having an in-person or over-the-phone conversation can quickly reveal if both parties are on the same page, or if there's a serious disconnect.
“Our job is to make sure it's a good fit for the company, but I also want to make sure it's a good fit for the candidate," says Khalil Robinson, regional recruiter for Asbury Automotive Group. And to do this, interviewers often have favorite questions and conversations to suss out the situation.
Watch the video above to learn what interviewers like to ask and why it's at the top of their list. You can consider your own answers to their questions, as well as help formulate your own that you might ask them in return.