How to prepare for an interview - Deepstash

How to prepare for an interview

A calm and methodical approach is more important than the actual answer.

  • Candidates can prepare for some of the questions regardless of the role or industry - for example, 'Where do you see yourself in five years?' and 'What is your biggest weakness?'
  • A sales-driven challenge like "Sell me this pen" can be answered by focusing on the positive features of the item.
  • How many gas stations type questions can be answered with a methodical solving process.

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Hard interview questions
  • The hardest question is, "How many gas stations are there in the United States?" Interviewers want to see how you think more than if you get the correct answer.
  • "You have one minute to persuade me to buy this pen." Here the interviewer wants to see how well you execute basic sales tactics.
  • "Where do you see yourself in five years?" The interviewer wants to see your commitment to the company and what your ambition is.

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When Elon Musk interviews someone for a job at Tesla or SpaceX, he'll probably ask you: "You're standing on the surface of the Earth. You walk one mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You end up exactly where you started. Where are you?"

Most people correctly state the North Pole, But then Musk will ask where else it could be. Few can find another possibility, which is somewhere close to the South Pole, where, if you walk one mile south, the circumference of the Earth becomes one mile.

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Answering Interview Questions With EQ

Emotional Intelligence(EQ) is an intangible trait based on feelings and emotions that employers look for in prospective candidates.

It is the ability to tune in with the way others feel and is one of the most sought-after skills on Linkedin jobs.

It is good to know what kind of behavioural questions and case studies can be asked by employers to check our EQ.

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1) How have you approached building professional relationships while working remotely?

Here’s a few ideas on how to address this question in a thoughtful way:

Gettingto know a new person can be so tough without ever getting the chance to meet in person, so if I get the opportunity to get to know your staff, I plan to do my best to take every opportunity to share my perspective, my story and my experience. I hope this will allow me to introduce myself in a way that doesn't put too much of a burden on my future colleagues, especially while we're all navigating remote work.”

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Tough Interview Questions

Many candidates going for an interview need to prepare for common questions that may be difficult or tricky, just to present themselves as an ideal person for the job.

It is good to know what is a strong, favourable response which the hiring managers and HR professionals might be expecting to hear.

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