Question Guide

How to reply to the interview question: Where do you see yourself in five years?

As part of an ongoing blog series, we will be taking potentially tricky questions you might encounter in an interview and dissecting it to help you formulate a thorough, satisfying (and always honest!) response. If you have an interview question that has you stumped, leave a comment and let us know!

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How to reply to the interview question: How would your friends and colleagues describe you?

As part of an ongoing blog series, we will be taking potentially tricky questions you might encounter in an interview and dissecting it to help you formulate a thorough, satisfying (and always honest!) response. If you have an interview question that has you stumped, leave a comment and let us know!

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Question Guide: What are your weaknesses?

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.

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Question Guide: Tell me about yourself

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.

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