You must remember that the best-qualified person does not necessarily get the job. It is one who presents himself / herself confidently, speaks well and sells himself / herself at the interview. And this can be despite the fact that others may have better qualifications and more experience. The person who makes the interviewer believes that he has that extra magic and that the company cannot afford not to have him / her, is the one who will get the job. The extra magic is really preparation. Successful persons will tell you that to succeed there is no substitute for hard work. Similarly for a good interview there is no substitute for preparation.
1. ) Your interviewer may enquire what, in your opinion, is your greatest failing. In that situation would you….
a) Dismiss it as a question intended to make you look bad and make a clever quip?
b) Answer truthfully explaining what you are doing / have done to negate it?
c) Refuse to answer the question?
d) State that you have no faults?
2. ) The interview is not going well and the interviewer and you are not relating to each other. Should you…
a) Offer to leave to save grief and time?
b) Request that you be interviewed by another person?
c) Carry on, since you are there and you might as well get on with it?
3. ) Your interviewer has found out that you had bluffed regarding your position and the salary that you are drawing. Should you….
a) Try and explain why you did so?
c) Get up, shake hands and leave?
4. ) The job you are being interviewed for sounds boring. Do you….
Wait for the end of the interview and state that it does not interest you?
Do not say anything?
Tell the interviewer straightaway that the job is not what you are looking for and leave?
5. ) You are being interviewed by a panel and are quite intimidated and nervous. Should you….
a) Focus on one of the interviewers as though it is a one-to-one interview?
b) Take a deep breath and mention that you are nervous and ask them to bear with you?
c) Carry on regardless?
6. ) You have been offered a job by one firm. You have not accepted it as yet as you wish to be interviewed for another job. After the interview, you are sure that this job is better. You do need to know whether you have been selected as the other job will not be on hold forever. Do you….
Tell your interviewers then that you have another offer to improve your chances of a quick decision?
Keep quiet and say nothing in the hope that the offer will be made soon?
Explain that you would like a decision by a particular date without savine whv?