How to Answer Interview Questions

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This article is part of the Wings to Success series designed to help you succeed during a Job interview.

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How to Answer Interview Questions

It seems that no matter what age you are, there is nothing more stressful than going through an interview. Whether you have years of experience in your profession or are a teenager looking for a summer job, the thought is there, how to answer interview questions.

There are obvious right and wrong answers to some questions. The simple questions determine the basic skill level needed for a particular job. These are usually not the questions that determine who gets the job because they cover the basic job description and essential duties. It is learning how to answer interview questions where the interviewer is looking for a certain attitude or skill that will determine if you will stand out among the others being interviewed. 

These are the questions that are the most difficult to prepare for. These are also the questions that you repeatedly answer in your mind once you leave the interview room. I know that I have left many interviews wishing I had worded my answer differently or that I had elaborated on a specific answer. It is also essential to learn how to answer interview questions to let the interviewer know that you will bring enthusiasm and knowledge to the job.

There are several techniques and tips that are available that address how to answer interview questions. Some interview aids give a list of most asked questions so that you can practice an interview. I have found that the techniques that are the most helpful to me are those that also provide answers to how to answer interview questions. You want to be careful that you do not sound too rehearsed in an interview, but you want to have the confidence to get across that you know what you are talking about and that you are the best candidate for the position.

 If you come across too rehearsed, you might give off the impression that you are bored with the process. It is helpful to develop a brief personal pitch so that the employer knows you are a good match. This pitch goes beyond knowing how to answer interview questions and presents your skills and attitudes towards the business you are applying for.

There are interactive mock interviews for some of the higher-level jobs that are more difficult to get into. By participating in these, you will learn how to answer interview questions and get feedback from the interviewer on how you come across. This will give you tips on body language and mannerisms that also impact your chances of getting a job. Answering interview questions is a skill that will take you far in your career once you have mastered it. 

Once you have overcome the worry of how to answer interview questions, it will be much easier to appear confident and knowledgeable in your skill level. Also, having the right attitude towards learning a skill that you might not have yet is a positive sign to an employer. Many employers are willing to teach an essential skill to a person they feel is a good match for the position. You can show that you are the right match by having confidence in answering interview questions.

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Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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