Typical Job Interview Questions

Get the best answers to the most typical job interview questions.

Here’s a quick guide to 3 common interview questions. If you click the link, it will take you to a video that will tell you what a great answer should look like.

Why do you want to work here?

Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

Are you willing to relocate?

If you want more, I have an amazing (and free) series for you: Mock Interview Training. It asks you a typical job interview question like, “What’s your greatest weakness?”, lets you enter your answer, and then plays a video of me answering it so you can compare and see if your answer really sells you for the job. It’s fun, and very popular. Find out more here: Mock Interview Training.

Job Interview Thank You Email Guidelines

Always email a thank you after every job interview

Never underestimate how important thank you letters are to the impression you make on the company in your job interview process.

I continue to be surprised by how many job seekers skip this step. But believe me, hiring managers notice if you don’t send one. Not sending a thank you note makes you look like you don’t care about getting that job.

It’s not just a manners thing…although they matter a lot. In a contest between two equally qualified people, the one with the nice manners seems like a much more pleasant person to work with for the next few years.

Thank you letters serve several purposes for you besides politeness:

  • They get your name in front of the hiring manager one more time.
  • They are one more chance to sell yourself as the best, most qualified person for the job.
  • They show your ability to take in information (the interview) and provide feedback or new ideas about whatever problem or issue the company faces (why they need you). For example: “I thought about your concerns about how to handle xyz delivery issues, when I was a product manager at ABC corporation, we used………”

And always make sure your thank you note is sent as a thank you email. Handwritten thank-yous are nice, but e-mails are fast. Hiring decisions can be made quickly, and you don’t want to miss your chance to influence it.

Click to get a FREE audio on how to follow up after the interview.

What to Wear to a Job Interview

What the interviewer thinks about what you wear to the interview

Not dressing appropriately for your interview is high on the list of top 10 interview mistakes. I did my own survey of medical sales managers to find out what they expect you to wear in a job interview. Do they expect to see a female candidate in a skirt or dress? Or are pants OK? I not only got them to vote on it, I got their comments and thoughts. What about facial hair, jewelery, suits vs. coordinating outfit, even the heel height on your shoes.

Click the video to watch what to wear to a job interview

If you make a great first impression with your looks, you can confirm their impression of your greatness with a 30/60/90-day plan. It’s THE job interview tool I would never interview without…no matter what I was wearing.

Remember Our Heroes – Memorial Day 2012

May 28, 2012 · Posted in Medical Sales · Comments Off on Remember Our Heroes – Memorial Day 2012