In this video tutorial, Valerie Sutton, director of Career Services at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, explains how to answer to common interview questions by understanding the industry or organization. She also explains how the role you are interviewing for can also make a difference when answering questions.
- Every industry and role has a norm for interviews,…and understanding these are important considerations…for common interview questions.…Be sure to research what these norms are…to craft the strongest answers.…Similarly, each industry and organization…has a different process for interviewing…and determining the cultural fit.…Review the company's website and look for…how it describes the organization and its leadership.…You can often see if the tone is straight and professional,…conversational, or amusing.…
Also look at press releases…and media mentions about the company.…These can help you to set the language…and tone of your answers.…For example, a startup may describe itself…with words like innovative, visionaries,…watch the details, versus a large corporation…that focuses on taking leadership seriously,…responsibility to improve lives,…and serving the communities we live and work in.…Understanding the main priorities for the job…will give focus to your answers.…
It helps to analyze the position…prior to the interview,…
- 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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