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Knowing how to answer interview questions is one huge key to breezing through a job interview. Here’s what you need to know about answering questions based on your resume so that you can stand out and be successful in your job search.
Why Do Job Interviewers Ask Resume Questions?
Top Resume Questions To Prepare For
Being prepared for common job interview questions can help you avoid giving the wrong answers. Here are a few questions to prepare for:
- Why should we hire you?
- What are your greatest strengths?
- Where do you see yourself in five to ten years?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- What motivates you?
- Why do you want this job?
- Why are you the best candidate for this job?
- What are your long-term goals?
- What is your dream job?
- What are your salary expectations?
- What is your work style or management style?
- Why are you leaving your current role?
Providing a good answer to these questions can help you throughout the hiring process. You can read more about options for how to answer these questions on the Job Interview Questions and Answers page at ResumeHelp.
How To Answer Resume Questions With the STAR Method
FAQ: Resume Questions
Q: What questions should I have for an interviewer?
At the end of the interview, the interviewer will typically ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” It’s important that you have a few questions ready to ask, as this reflects very well on you as a team member. Some of the most common questions include, “What should I be ready for next?”, “When will I know about a job offer?” and “What does a typical day look like in this type of work?” By having questions like these ready, you’ll seem more prepared and interested in the job.
Q: How do I know which questions the interviewer will ask me?
You don’t. Although there are some common questions that you can prepare for, the best option is instead to practice the STAR method, which is an effective way to respond to any question at the moment. It’s also a good idea to brush up on all the experiences you had in your last job, so you can be more prepared for the questions.
Q: How do I clarify important elements of my resume in the interview?
Look for places where you can indicate these important elements. For example, if you have an employment gap, you could clear this information up in the question, “Tell me about yourself.” Have a list of resume highlights you can feature during your interview as evidence that supports specific skills or qualifications, then include those pieces of information throughout.