While many of us can go on for days about our imperfections and weaknesses, interviewers are looking for a constructive and genuine answer to this commonly asked question. Being self-aware of your strong and not-so-strong suits is a trait that interviewers value in a candidate. When they ask you what your weaknesses are, they don’t want you to start putting yourself down and turn the interview into a therapy session; it’s simply to see if you’re aware of the qualities you could improve on.Read Question Guide: What are your weaknesses?
After the handshake, quick chat about the weather and first sip of coffee, in 99.8% of the time an interview will start with: So, tell me about yourself. You’re laughing now, but it could be the most important question thrown at you. Some of us don’t really know what the interviewer wants to know about you. Do they want to know about what you like to do socially or about your career? Do they need to know about that time when you– no, no they don’t. In this week’s question guide we’re going to give you a few tips on how to answer this obvious question.Read Question Guide: Tell me about yourself
In our latest Question Guide installment, we dig into the monster of all interview questions, “Why are you leaving (did you leave) your current/previous employer?”.Read Question Guide: Why are you leaving your previous job?
Now here’s a loaded interview question that can really make or break the interview: “Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a boss or colleague?” How you respond to this question will say a lot to an interviewer about who you are and how you interact in a team. In this latest Question Guide, Abroad Experience is here to help!Read Question Guide: Talk about a time you conflicted with a colleague
In the third installment of our Question Guides (the first two can be found here and here), we address the question with seemingly endless possibilities: “What are the top 3 skills you believe you would bring to our company?” and its many variations.Read Question Guide: What are your top 3 skills?