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Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

After spending enormous amount of time reading job adverts, writing CVs and sending job applications, now you are one step closer to your dream especially if you were applying for your dream job, you definitely do not want to mess that up at this stage so you always need to prepare for the interview. While there is no way of predicting exactly what kind of questions you will be asked, there is a couple of standard questions that tend to always come up. Here are 20 common questions that you can expect at an interview and some tips on how to tackle them.

10 Golden Rules for a Job Interview

As we have read in our previous article, Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers, there are no real rules that can guarantee you a job after an interview. However, if you can ask recruitment specialists who have interviewed and placed thousands of candidates, they will tell you there are a couple of rules that if broken, will almost always move you to the bottom of the interviewer's list of candidates. This list illustrates just a couple of them and remember as with most rules, use your own common sense and always be honest when answering questions. Follow these few rules and you'll have a great impression at your next job interview.

10 Steps to Find a New Job Quickly

Are you looking for a job and you don't know where to start? Have you tried everything but in vain? Looking for a job is not an easy exercise especially for the youth with very limited working experience and skills. If you have never worked before or you have spent several months without a job, you know what we are talking about here: The frustration, humiliation and hardship of life without a job. So whether you are looking for your very first job, switching careers, looking for another employer or just re-entering the job market after an extended absence, finding a job you are looking for might be a daunting task. How does one get a job in today's age of high unemployment? How do you find those companies who are looking for employees like you? And if you find them, how to you convince them that you are the candidate they were looking for? Here are a few Ten steps that will guide you to find that job you are looking for, how to ace the interview, how to follow up, and more advice on how to get a job.

How to Sell Yourself in Any Job Interview

Your impressive CV, outstanding academic record and possibly recommendations from a friend or family may be enough to land you a job interview, but that's all, they won't get you that dream job you are looking for. Once you are answering those tough questions in an interview room, it's up to you to sell yourself (your skills, experience and attitude) to the interviewer. How do you calm your nerves during that all important moment of your career? How do you stay calm, concentrate, full of confidence to sell your personal brand to the employer and convince them that you are the perfect candidate they are looking for?

Why should we hire you?” and 5 outdated interview questions recruiters should avoid

The first recorded job interview in history took place in 1921, when Thomas Edison designed a written test to help evaluate a candidate’s knowledge. Since then, not a lot has changed.Recruiters have been submitting candidates to the same tired set of interview questions for decades. Interviews have become less about finding the best candidate for the role, and more about testing to see how a candidate can perform a series of rehearsed answers. Questions like “why should we hire you?” are not designed to bring out the best in a candidate – nor are they designed to give a recruiter any depth of information that one would need to make a great hire

Is your recruitment process millennial friendly?

Employees are your most valuable asset, and if you want your business to thrive, you need to find and hire top talent. However, despite the different channels that you can use to identify and get in touch with the right people for the job, it can’t be denied that there are various challenges that you’ll have to overcome during the process.Given that millennials are currently the largest generation in the labor force, it’s clear that you need to adjust your recruitment process to appeal to them. Here are a few strategies that you can incorporate into your current hiring process.