Tips: 3 interview questions you must answer

6 December 2007 at 1:21AM Leave a comment

Shawn Graham is the author of a new job search book titled, “COURTING YOUR CAREER, Match Yourself with the Perfect Job”. I haven’t read it, but I’ve followed Shawn’s blog, which he connected to the book.
Shawn has some recent advice about interviewing that make me want to read his book. Here is Shawn’s wisdom – questions that must be answered in an interview:

3 interview questions you must answer

1. Why you’re interested in their company

2. Why you’re interested in the position

3. Why the company should hire you

Generic answers won’t cut it if you’re going to stand out from other equally-qualified candidates. In many ways, companies are just like people. They want to feel special, like they’re “the one” for you. They want to know that you’re genuinely interested in joining their team.

If you’re the interviewer, you must know the answers to these questions. If you’re the candidate, make sure you’ve planned to answer these. Make sure you visit his site for all the points about these three questions.


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Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

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