Five tips to prepare for frequently asked questions

Have you built a successful CV and been selected for an interview? Great, now comes the fun part! If you have obtained the desired appointment for a meeting with the recruiter don't improvise. Adequate preparation is essential for the first impression to be the right one for you.

It is a common mistake to think that preparing for an interview only means taking care of your image and being punctual. Far from it, it is of great importance to collect company information and on the position for which we applied by examining the job description in detail.

Knowing which questions you will certainly not miss during your interview can help you gain confidence and not let tension get in the way of a successful selection. Let's see five of them together to make some practice.

  1. Tell me about yourself
    The first question is very often the one that invites you to talk about yourself, as simple as it is difficult to argue. It's actually a great way to break the ice. Prepare a short speech of 2-3 minutes, highlighting the achievements of your academic and/or professional path. Remember to be clear and not to dwell too much, any further information will be asked of you later.
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    This question is among the most popular, don't be caught unprepared. Respond promptly and truthfully, without lying or exaggerating. Prepare one list by three points relevant strengths and share stories where these characteristics have added value to the moment. Don't be afraid to humbly show your weaknesses, however show a willingness to improve the most critical aspects of your character.
  3. Why are you interested in this position in the company?
    The question wants to investigate the motivation and it's an opportunity to illustrate how your figure can fit into the corporate context and how your skills and values ​​are in line with the reality in which you want to work. Prove that you could be the missing piece to the puzzle.
  4. How do you see yourself in five years?
    The company wants to understand if it can count on you for long-term projects and understand your real interest in that role or if you are looking for any job. Here too the watchword is: motivation!
  5. What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
    Answering this question appropriately will give you the opportunity to bring out all the characteristics that make you different from other candidates. Find the right answer, both by investigating your technical-professional skills and skills that fall within the sphere of emotional intelligence. Make the difference can allow you to be the winning candidate.

Finally, keep in mind that the interview is not a one-way dialogue. When the recruiter has finished with his interview, take a moment to satisfy your curiosities and dispel any doubts by asking yourself some questions. This phase, in addition to satisfying your curiosities, will allow you to appear even more interested in the interaction with the interlocutor and in the company you have applied for.