Tuesday, June 26, 2007

i have a lovley friend who is due to have an important job interview, so i dedicate this to her:

How to Answer the Tough Interview Questions:

A lot of people know how to write a resume and talk their way into an interview. But when they get into the make or break dialogue, they stumble upon tough questions. Below, is some advice on approaching the tough questions that interviewers like to throw at job applicants:

Why did you leave your last job?
Real answer: It sucked.
What you should say: I felt my talents and abilities were underutilized.

What are your biggest weaknesses?
Real answer: I can't concentrate for more than five minutes, hate all forms of authority and tend to fall asleep at my desk.
What you should say: I'm a workaholic. I just don't know when to put down my work.

You don't seem to hold on to a job long. Why should we think you'll stay here any longer than you've stayed elsewhere?
Real answer: My employers have always had a hang-up about keeping only competent employees..
What you should say: I'm at a point in my career where I am tired of moving around. I really want to feel part of a team, a long-term enterprise, where I can make a contribution.For all those of u aiming for job switches...............

How do you handle change?
Real answer: I deal with it everyday, unless I'm out of clean underwear.
What you should say: I think everyone knows that today the only constant is change. I thrive on it.

How do you get along with others?
Real answer: Fine, as long as they stay out of my face.
What you should say: I think the interpersonal dynamics of the workplace can be among the most satisfying aspects of any job.

What does the word success mean to you?
Real answer: It means that I don't have to drag my sorry ass out of bed to kiss yours.
What you should say: Success, for me, would be knowing I am making a difference working with a team of people to make a more profitable enterprise.

What does the word failure mean to you?
Real answer: It means I continue to collect unemployment insurance.
What you should say: Failure? I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean. That word is not in my vocabulary.

Do you get along with your current boss?
Real answer: I get along fine, considering what kind of a malicious person he is.
What you should say: I don't think I'd call him a boss; he's been more of a mentor to me.

Do you ever get angry with co-workers?
Real answer: I don't get angry, I get even.
What you should say: Nothing angers me more than to see a co-worker not pulling his weight, goofing off or stealing. Yes, sometimes I do get angry with co-workers.


Brave Heart said...

874653297 thank u WA, i have one tomorrow as well, pray for me all of u

Anglo-Libyan said...

lol sounds very familliar :o)

we all can learn from this!

best of luck inshaAllah ya Brave heart.

nona said...

Thank u so much WA good questions and good answers.. the best of luck for ur freind.. i like to be ready with those questions before i go to an interview, it makes me feel more relax

a_akak said...

I probably take my answers a few steps further ;P and I love interviews and presentations :)

a_akak said...

Tell you friend this "Be confident in his/her self and show yourself off to the employee and make the employee feel privileged that they could have you not the other way" well that worked for me and i only went to 3 interviews and got 3 offers lol and i am pretty sure my company regretted their choice

PH said...

@ white african :

Even though its really funny but its very true and informative ...... and as Anglo said there is a lot to be learned from it thanks for sharing :D.

@ Brave Heart :

Muaffak ya Brave Heart .....you should study this post extensively ;)


white african said...

brave i will inshallah pray for you, be yourself and inshallah they will not refuse you :)

anglo i found it funny at first but also informative, pretty cool :)

nona thanks hun, and being relaxed and not nervous is really important.

mashallah akak, you must have a way with interviews, write a book on 1001 things to remember when having an interview :) thanks for your tip i will def pass it on to her :)

ph your welcome, i did find it helpful, and if i have any interviews in the future i will come back to this.

ibeebarbie said...

Salam White African,
I absolutely love the real answers....I've often thought them myself. Thanks for sharing. I have a couple of friends that either have an upcoming interview or are looking for a new job, so will share.

fatboy said...

thanks for that i know a person ho well really need that thanks again


LovelyHibo said...

best luck breaveee and white african

white african said...

wasslaam ibee your welcome :) glad to be of assistance .

fatboy your welcome bro :)

lovley thanks :)