No matter how old you are and what job experience you have, job interviews are always stressful. If you are looking for your dream job during COVID-19, you may find this article useful. It may offer you good preparation and knowledge of how to do your best in an interview!
The first impression is crucial. That's why asking yourself some of the most popular non-technical interview questions can teach you how to frame yourself in an interview. Here are some of them!
1. Tell me more about yourself?
Probably this is the most common question that an interviewer can ask you, and by your answer, you will create the first impression. Your response will express your personality. It would show your confidence in who you are.
It might be a good idea to skip your personal life and describe your previous job background and how it could help you to be the best choice in the new position you are applying to.
2. What is your biggest weakness?
It is easy for everybody to point out their strengths; however, speaking of their weaknesses would definitely be hard to answer. And, don't say "I don't have" or "I can't answer this question"!
Think about something you are working on to improve, such as lack of confidence, self-critical, emotional, perfectionism, procrastination. In fact, you may find this article helpful!
First, state your weakness. Second, add an example of a story of how this is related to your professional life. And in the end, how you are working on to improve and to convert it into a strength.
3. What do you know about our company?
This question examines how well you know what the company does and how passionate you are about the job. Your answer shows that you have given time researching and preparing for the interview.
Gathering information for the company is pretty important. Pick a few facts about the company that you can share with the interviewer. Speak truly about your ambitions to be part of the company's working team.
4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
What are your career goals? If you plan to work at this company for five years, make sure you understand who would be working above you and what potential career growth there is if you are ambitious, and confirm that the position you are interviewing for aligns with these goals and growth.
5. Do you have any questions?
Even if you don’t have any questions–there’s always a question you can ask. Make a list of at least three questions in your mind. Recruiters say that they actually enjoy answering questions at the end of an interview. This is a way to show your interest in the company.
Here some questions you could keep in mind:
What do you most enjoy about working here? What are the next steps? How long have you been with the company? Has your role changed since you've been here? What's your favorite part about working here? What are the current goals that the company is focused on, and how does this teamwork to support hitting those goals? What’s your favorite office tradition?
Well, there are no right or wrong answers. That's why being calm is significant in your performance.
Good luck with your next interview!