What Do You Think About Our Company?

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Yes, what do you really think about their company?

What do you think the interviewer wants to know? What do you think she or he wants to hear from you?

When an interviewer asks you this kind of question, she or he is looking for that candidate that speaks to the complete knowledge of the organization.

For the purpose of this question, here are some of the things the interviewer is looking for:

  • The interviewer wants to know whether or not you really know the company you are planning to be part of.
  • The interviewer wants to know whether or not you know anything about their products or services.
  • The interviewer wants to know whether you will be happy to be part of the organization.

If you have or know the answers to these questions, talk about them in a way that shows you have done your research. Don’t say anything you don’t know about the company or their products. Make sure you know what you are talking about.

If you want them to hire you, here are some things you shouldn’t talk about:

  1. Please do not say anything negative about the company. It is a red flag.
  2. Do not criticize any employees working in that organization.
  3. Don’t say you don’t know when you are asked to explain something.
  4. Don’t talk about the size of the company. The size of the company is not your problem, your problem is how to pass the interview.

Speak fluently about what you know about the company. Stay away from what you don’t know.

It is what you know about the company, and how you present it that will give you the job for which you are applying.

On the other hand, you will get in trouble when you try to present what you don’t know about the company. Don’t go there.

 

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30 Most Common Interview Questions

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1. How would your friends describe you?

2. Tell me about yourself.

3. Tell me how long have you been searching for a job.

4. What goals have you set for yourself?

5. What are long-term goals? Why are they important?

6. What are short-term goals? Why are they important?

7. How would you describe your last job to me?

8. With specific examples, what did you enjoy least about your last position?

9. What are your strengths? Why are they your strengths?

10. What are your weaknesses? Why are they your weaknesses?

11. How do you know about this company?

12. What type of position are you looking for?

13. Tell me what you know about our company.

14. Tell me about your character.

15. How would your boss describe you?

16. What is your management philosophy? (when applying for a management position)

17. What does an effective management mean to you?

18. What does success mean to you?

19. What does failure mean to you?

20. While you were studying for your undergraduate degree, what extracurricular activities were you part of?

21. Tell me about your last job/position.

22. Describe the best boss you have ever had. 

23. What is time management? Do you manage your time well?

24. What is change management? Tell me how you manage change.

25. Lots of people find it difficult to work under pressure. How do you handle pressure?

26. Tell me how you manage conflict. 

27. What does conflict management mean to you?

28. Tell me about the last time you made a mistake. How did you handle it?

29. How would you describe your leadership style?

30. How would you describe leadership?

A Second Interview

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Why a second interview?

Because the interviewer is interested in you. Congratulations!

Now what?

It is a structured interview.

Questions are designed to bring out what is not on your resume, what you have done before, with whom you’ve done it, and your character.

Questions are based on important qualities designed as competency requirements that you MUST satisfy in order to PASS the interview.

When you are preparing for the second interview, expect a lot of questions about your competencies. For example, your communication skills, your critical thinking, and your leadership skills, are some of your competencies.

 

Screening Interview.

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A screening interview is a structured interview.

Questions are designed for a specific purpose- to weed out candidates that are not the right fit for the job

All job seekers are asked the same straight-forward questions. Why?

  • To maintain fairness and consistency of the interview process.
  • To prevent selection bias

Questions are designed to assess your ability to communicate, and your fitness for the job for which you are interviewing.

Remember, to screen is to eliminate.

Prepare, have a good sleep, you will ACE it.