Great Interview Questions : Overview of the Interview Process


“Opportunity beckons more surely when misfortune comes upon a person than it ever does when that person is riding the crest of a wave of success” – Earl Nightingale


The primary focus of this chapter is to share with you some interview questions, strategies, and tips to improve your probability of being asked back for the second interview. The end goal of that second interview is, of course, to receive a job offer.

First, however, I would like to get into a brief preliminary conversation on getting ready for the interview process. Let’s start with a general overview.

During the interview process, remember at all times to be yourself. You want to appear totally genuine and authentic to the hiring authority. People sense if you’re putting on an act and will immediately be turned off. Make sure you speak with deep self- assuredness, humility, authority, wisdom, and a strong, clear voice. You also want to make sure that your interviewers can clearly sense your confidence, enthusiasm, and ability so that they deem you a strong, decisive decision maker.

Needless to say, countless interview questions can be asked of you. In addition, there are countless resources available to you to research interview questions you may encounter. I have recently launched a blog to help supply additional information for you on this subject. You will find the blog address at the end this chapter as a resource you will want to use and share.

At all times, keep in mind that all the work you have done up to now in your job search process has helped you get to the point of being able to interview. Realize that you will get hired because of the quality with which you interview. How well you present yourself (build rapport) and your professional background, and how all that applies to the position you’re interviewing for is the name of the game at this point.
Also bear in mind that the people who are ultimately hired are not always the best at doing the job. Rather, they are the best at getting the job. People hire people they like. Hence, they will often go for the person who might be more personable on the job. So remember to be yourself and to speak enthusiastically. Make sure the interviewer has a sense of not only who you are as a person but also your personality.

People will hire someone they know, like, and trust.  You need to focus on communicating and building a relationship with the interviewer, to the point that by the end of the interview they feel they know you, like you, and trust that you can do the job.

Next I will look at the “What to Expect During the Interview”

Have a great day!

I believe in you!

I wish you abundance in your job search and landing that next great job!

Eleanor Anne Sweet

The Job Search Expert. tm

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