Conducting an interview is a heavy and tensed mind game between the interviewer and the interviewee and the outcome is going to ensure you a spot in the company or is going to get you disregarded at best. With this in mind, you should be aware of the fact that a good interviewer is going to be well aware of different psychological approaches which are going to get the best out of your every single answer. There are questions that you’d be asked which are commonly found in every single interview, and that’s just because the answers to these questions are providing so many additional information. Let’s take a look.
Why Did You Apply For this Job?
There it is – the shot out of the barrel, right from the get-go. This question is a nightmare to answer. Of course, you applied for the money and the stability that it comes with it, but the interviewer doesn’t want to hear that. He needs to know the true reason for which you want the job. He needs to be convinced that you are the person who deserves it the most. And you should be the one explaining and convincing him of it. The joy that the job provides, the perspectives, the opportunities, the career development, the working environment, the competitiveness – that’s what you need to be briefly focused on.
Where do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
Honestly, where do you see yourself in five years? Just think about that for a moment. This is the question which is going to determine how competitive and ambitious you are. Of course, that’s just the wrapping of it. In reality, it would determine how realistic are your goals and whether or not you are here to stay. This is what the interviewer is interested in and that’s how you should be approaching one the most common interview questions.
How Much Money Do You Expect?
This question is answered in a wide range of interviews which are not for highly reputable and authority corporations. The question is entirely unprofessional and that’s why the majority of big companies would never ask you such a thing. However, this remains a common practice at smaller business employments where the salary is something that’s determining. You are put in an incredibly uncomfortable position because understating would get you less money while overstating might get you disregarded. In any case, it would be beneficial for you to determine how bad you want this particular job and answer out of this premise.