Three Key Interview Questions

While a person should expect a wide range of questions in a job interview, awareness of three main questions can help a person better focus their preparation.  Instead of practicing answers to a long list of possible questions, emphasize responses to these questions.

1.  Have you got the skills, expertise and experience to perform the job?
This question will allow you to communicate your competencies that are required to do the job.

2.  Are you enthusiastic and interested in the job and the company?
This question will demonstrate that you researched the company, its strategy, markets, and products.

3. Will you fit into the team, culture and company?
This question allows job applicants to discuss their personality and work style along with how they might fit into the organization.

Responses to these three questions will prepare a person to respond to most other questions. Your answers should be presented in a comfortable manner to create a natural, two-way conversation with the interviewer.

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Teaching Suggestions

  • Have students prepare preliminary answers for these three key interview questions.
  • Have students obtain suggestions for effective interviewing by talking with people who recently interviewed for a job.

Discussion Questions 

  1. What information is commonly presented in effective interview question responses?
  2. Explain how job applicants might organize their ideas to better present themselves in an interview.

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