Going on an interview can be a very stressful experience for most people. You are nervous about making a good impression, you probably want the job really badly and not knowing what you’ll be asked during an interview can be enough to send someone over the edge. When you are scheduled for an interview, the best thing you can do is prepare.
Do some basic research on the company and the position you are applying for. This will help you when answering interview questions. Answer the questions in such as way that lets the interviewer know that you are the best person for this job and that you will be an asset to the company. You can also go online to find out the most commonly asked interview questions so you can prepare your answer ahead of time. You might even want to practice interviewing with your partner or a friend.
Many people are the most nervous about how to correctly answer the dreaded interview question, “What is your greatest weakness?” or “Name one of your weaknesses.” This can throw people into a stupor. Never say that you do not know or that you don’t have any weaknesses, everyone does. Many interviewers don’t want to hear a positive trait that you’ve flipped to a weakness, like telling the interviewer that you are a perfectionist. Instead, talk about a prior problem or issue that you had in a previous job. Tell the interviewer how you identified the weakness and the steps that you did to resolve the problem and that it made you a better worker. It’s a good idea to end your story saying something like, “I’m always looking for ways to better myself.”