In this video tutorial, watch an example of how two people answered the common interview question what would you like to accomplish in the first 90 days. 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.
- Now let's look at some examples…of job candidates answering the question…what would you like to accomplish…in the next 30 or 90 days.…This can be a hard question if you don't…do your research first.…For an entry level candidate it can be even more difficult…because you have limited experience to draw on.…In this case, you want to focus on your working preference…and understanding your new colleagues working styles.…Let's see how Tom responds as he interviews…for an entry level UX Designer position.…
- Tom what would you like to accomplish…in your first 30 days?…- I want to work with an important team.…I want to work with colleagues that understand…the needs and the objective of the organization…and knowing how to build…on strategies and the vision…and so that would lead me to the knowledge of my…courses and my internship.…- Great.…- With this example, Tom generally focused…on his fit in the organization.…He does talk about taking his time to learn…about his co-workers, and the company,…but could provide a stronger example…
- 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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