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12 Questions that Make you Look Like a Genius During Job Interviews

11 Smart Job Interview Questions

11 Smart Job Interview Questions
  1. What new challenges/opportunities is your organization facing over the next year or two?
  2. How might this position have positive impact on these new challenges/opportunities?
  3. Imagine 2 employees have been hired for a year; one has done well, the other didn’t. What 3 things did each do to earn their respective performance?
  4. If you could improve 3 things about your organization what would you improve?
  5. What makes you grateful, optimists and concerned about your organization?
  6. What qualities those who are adding to your organization have?
  7. To what do you attribute the advancement of those who have gotten ahead in the company?
  8. What 3 things in this organization differentiate the great people from the good?
  9. What does success look like in this position?
  10. What 3 challenges/opportunities will the person who earns this position face in the first year?
  11. What do you enjoy about your job? (Shows interest in the interviewer.)

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11 Smart Job Interview Questions

  1. What new challenges/opportunities is your organization facing over the next year or two?
  2. How might this position have positive impact on these new challenges/opportunities?
  3. Imagine 2 employees have been hired for a year; one has done well, the other didn’t. What 3 things did each do to earn their respective performance?
  4. If you could improve 3 things about your organization what would you improve?
  5. What makes you grateful, optimists and concerned about your organization?
  6. What qualities those who are adding to your organization have?
  7. To what do you attribute the advancement of those who have gotten ahead in the company?
  8. What 3 things in this organization differentiate the great people from the good?
  9. What does success look like in this position?
  10. What 3 challenges/opportunities will the person who earns this position face in the first year?
  11. What do you enjoy about your job? (Shows interest in the interviewer.)

How To Question Your Interviewer

  • The questions you ask show who you are. They reveal your concerns, values, aspirations, and priorities. Avoid questions that show low engagement, fearfulness and arrogance.
  • Leaderly questions are above all forward-facing. Leaders think more about where they are going than where they have been.

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Have an introduction and a concise story to tell about your work history. Stack questions are mostly inappropriate here but you can ask the following:

  1. What is the hiring process? Be suspicious if they are asking for too much in one of the steps.
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Asking Questions On The Technical Interview

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The Interviewer’s Perspective

When the interviewer asks you, “Tell me about yourself”, he is hoping this question will get you talking. It will give him a first impression of you, and set the tone for the inte...

How Not to Answer
  • Prepare a brief summary of the high points of each of your past positions, but do not turn it into a very long monologue that makes the interviewer glaze over with information overload.
  • You do not have to brag, but don't rely on the interviewer to see past your humble exterior and figure out how great you are. Find a way to present yourself to your full advantage.
  • This is not the time to talk about all your personal details. Focus on who you are as a professional.
  • Because this question can be interpreted in many ways, do not be overwhelmed by it. Delve right in with your prepared answers.
Your elevator pitch
You need a short summary of yourself as a job candidate. Keep it focused, ideally less than a minute, and no more than two minutes.
  • Address what your primary selling points are for this job. The number of years of experience or special skill.  Focus on the qualifications in the job description and how you meet and exceed it.
  • Explain why you are interested in this position. 

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Thinking like a historian

Your resume is a marketing document, not an autobiography that details every past role and responsibility. Your objective it trying to prompt a purchase decision, which is to invite you in for an interview.

Delve into job boards and companies' careers pages. Pull a few postings, and find what theme or criteria keep coming up. For instance, if you continually find that they need someone who can solve complex problems and navigate ambiguity, and you can do that, then put it in your resume.

Looking at the big picture

Remember all of the skills you bring to the table. If you're applying for a project management role, consider highlighting the complementary skills you bring to the table. However, it should be a value add, not a random sidebar of your career.

Showing how your specific background allows you to bring a new perspective to your work will help you to stand out above other candidates.

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The right time to ask
  • How is the financial health of the company? If the company is not doing well, this is not the time to ask for a raise. 
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Get salary trends

Every job has a market value. 

  • Compare what you’re currently being paid to the trends you find.

  • Consider your education, years of experience, years you’ve worked for your current employer and any specialized skills or attributes you bring to the table. 

  • Make a list of your accomplishments, taking note of which ones added the most value to the organization

  • Identify a salary range or percentage increase in pay that you’d be happy with. 

Set a meeting

Meet in person and in private. 

You should approach asking for a raise with the same level of seriousness you would have for a job interview or an important presentation, and you should dress accordingly. 

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The STAR Interview Response Technique
The STAR Interview Response Technique
  • (S) Situation: Explain the background of the situation. What was your job?
  • (T) Task: What was the particular task you had to perform? If there was a particular probl...