Failure

What your interviewer really wants to know is this: How will you respond when you fail in the role you’re applying for?

WHAT NOT TO DO: Talk about an insignificant failure, a group failure, or a failure that resulted from someone else’s mistake.

Read more

Greatest Achievement

What is your greatest achievement? This question can also come in this form: What are you most proud of? Thinking about telling the interviewer that you just shaved off 30 seconds on your marathon time? Maybe you should think again…

Read more

Greatest Strength

What is your greatest strength? This question is a combination of the these three questions:

  1. “What do you bring?”
  2. “What can you do for us?”
  3. “What makes you different?”

Read more

Greatest Weakness

What is your greatest weakness? This is a dreaded question, but if you prepare for it in advance, you will do just fine!

WHAT NOT TO DO: Use a generic weakness such as “I’m a perfectionist” or “I’m a workaholic.”

Read more

Walk Me Thru Your CV.

This is usually one of the first questions, and therefore, there is primacy effect at play. Your response to this question matters more than any of the other ones.

Whatever you do, please do not “walk” the interviewer thru your CV.

Read more

Tell Me About Yourself.

This is usually one of the first questions, and therefore, there is primacy effect at play. This means that the interviewer is most likely to remember your answer to the first question more than any of the other ones, except perhaps the last question.

Interviewers make up their minds about a candidate very quickly. That’s why it’s even more important to nail this one.

Read more