In this video tutorial, watch an example of how two people answered the common interview question what makes you interesting. Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzes their answers and offers tips on how to best address this interview question and ways to improve.
- We're now going to look at some examples…of job candidates answering the question,…"What makes you interesting?"…When answering this, it comes down…to "Why should I hire you?"…Its a narrative of your cumulative experience…that lead you to this position.…The first candidate, Tom, is interviewing…for an entry-level position as a UX designer.…Let's see what he says.…- Tom, what makes you interesting?…- Before my coursework, I was always user-centered.…I would design my thank-you cards based on…the personalities of the people that I would talk with.…
I also would love to work with your company…because you are already so user-centered.…And based on my experience, I would…love to bring that to the company…and I would love to continue the conversation.…- Great.…- Tom's narrative worked well.…Even though it's not work-related,…he creatively demonstrates his interest in user design.…He also talks about how his interest…is aligned with the company's philosophy,…further supporting his candidacy.…Now let's look at how someone seeking a more senior position…
- Tell me about your strengths
- Tell me about your weaknesses
- Why are you interested in our company?
- Why did you leave your previous company?
- Tell me how you handled a difficult situation
- What questions do you have?
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Who and What of the Interview
Types of interview questions1m 35s
2. Common Question 1
3. Common Question 2
4. Common Question 3
5. Common Question 4
6. Common Question 5
7. Common Question 6
8. Common Question 7
9. Common Question 8
10. Common Question 9
11. Common Question 10
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