There is nothing worse than being in an interview and getting questions you cannot answer.
Avoid the nightmare and be prepared in the interview. Identify what the questions may be and arm yourself with answers already prepared.
Review these tough interview questions and some recommended responses in order to avoid an interview disaster:
The Worst Question: “Tell me about yourself.”
This is always the opening question and it’s the ideal time for you to blow your own horn — not to tell your life history. Your answers should be a quick rundown of your qualifications and experience. Talk about your education, work history, recent career experience and future goals.
A Typical Answer: “I graduated from Yale and since then, I have been working in agency public relations where I have generated PR hits for our clients. While I liked working on the agency side, I’m looking to start doing PR for corporate companies like yours.”
My Absolute Favorite Response: “Where Would You Like Me to Start?”
You now “Own” the Interview.