So you’ve landed an interview—congratulations!—standing out in a sea of resumes is no easy feat, but now it’s time to knock your interviewer’s socks off. While the process can be long and nerve-wracking—these are questions that potentially alter your future after all—there are some tough interview questions you can bet on being asked.
1. Tell me about yourself
This is a little like the “What do you do?” question that can be so stressful. It’s asking you to round yourself up in a succinct but engaging way. You want to grab your interviewer’s attention without delving into your life story.
What the interviewer really wants to know is a little about your personality, but also what about you works for this particular company. Don’t have a scripted stock response. This should be tailored for each interview and you should talk about where you are professionally.
Do talk about why you got into your particular field and how it relates to your background. What it is about your line of work and experience that is specifically “you.” When and where you adopted your dog is cute, but save it for after you get hired.