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As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Here is a valuable insight into the world of interview questions and the techniques best used to answer them.

There are some questions that are asked frequently in interviews and you should prepare your answers beforehand. The key things to remember when responding to interview questions are to keep your answers relevant, brief and to the point. If you are faced with a difficult question, make sure you stay calm, don’t get defensive, and take a moment to think about your response before you answer.

Remember, these responses are only suggestions.
Try to personalize your response as much as possible.

Tell me about yourself?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What have your achievements been to date?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

Are you happy with your career to date?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What do you like about your present job?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What do you dislike about your present job?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What are your strengths?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

What is your greatest weakness?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

Why do you want to leave your current employer?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

Why have you applied for this particular job?

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”

Other questions to consider:

Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, “my greatest achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, saving the company $50,000 per month.”