Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Here you will find information about all the things you can do leading up to your interview that will boost your confidence.

Energy

The type of fuel you put in your body, the amount of exercise you get, the water or alcohol you drink, all show up on your face and in your energy. During your interview preparation period you need to treat your body like a high performance machine. Also, the day of the interview we have some physical tips to help boost your energy when you walk in the room. Read more on Interview Energy

Affirmations

What you put into your mind will show up too. If you are saying to yourself, “I’m not good enough for this job” then you aren’t going to get it. Here is a list of great affirmations for you to be telling yourself while preparing for an interview. Read more on Affirmations

Preparation

Professional speakers know that they need to practice a speech at least 15 times to have it flow smoothly. You, also need to practice the answers to the 50 interview questions at least 10 times and 3 of those should be with another person. This way, instead of struggling to find the answer you can smoothly deliver it and concentrate more on making a connection with the interviewer. Read more on Preparation

“Acting”

You know the term “fake it till you make it”? Performing well in an interviews requires a different skill set than most jobs do. It is closer to the skill set of a performer or salesman than to the career you may be used to. Introverts- don’t worry. We have some interview tips and exercises that will help you practice coming out of your shell. Read more on Acting

Top 50 Interview Questions

This collection of interview questions will help you prepare for your interview. We recommend you start by writing down your best answer to each one, practice your answers out loud several times and then do a mock interview with someone else asking a random selection of these questions. We’d love to help! Book an appointment with one of our interview coaches for a 30-minute interview session with feedback ($49) or book a pack of three sessions ($129) and walk into the interview completely ready to shine!

  • Tell me a little bit about yourself?
  • Why are you interested in working for this company?
  • Why do you want to leave your current job?
  • Why was there a gap in your employment?
  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
  • Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
  • What feedback have you been given by former managers on things you could improve on?
  • Are you willing to relocate?
  • Are you willing to travel?
  • What is your dream job?
  • What would you like to accomplish in the first month on the job?
  • What do you think our company could do differently to improve?
  • What motivates you?
  • What is on your bucket list?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • How would you handle conflict situations either with a coworker or customer?
  • Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  • Who are our competitors?
  • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss and how you handled it.
  • How do you handle pressure?
  • Describe your most meaningful work experience.
  • What career rewards are most important to you?
  • Tell me about a group you participated in that was having problems.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
  • What was your biggest failure?
  • How are you a team player?
  • What would your direct reports say about you?
  • What were your bosses’ strengths/weaknesses?
  • Are you a leader or a follower?
  • What is your personal mission statement?
  • Give me an example of how you are a risk taker.
  • What do you expect from your supervisor?
  • What are some of your favorite books?
  • What has been your biggest professional achievement?
  • What is your management style?
  • What are your co-worker pet peeves?
  • Describe a hero (individual or company) in this industry and why you admire them.
  • How do you decide what to do first on a new project?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What are some of your leadership experiences?
  • What is the difference between good and great?
  • If your supervisor asks you to do something you disagree with how do you handle it?
  • Tell me about a time where you had to give someone difficult feedback?
  • How would you measure success in this position?
  • What is your ideal working environment (both physical and with what type of team)?
  • What projects were too difficult for you and how did you handle that?
  • What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • Do you have any questions for me?