The best way to respond is to describe your responsibilities in detail and to connect them to the job you are interviewing for. Tie your responsibilities in with those listed in the job description for the new position.
I'm sure if you asked my friends that question they would say you should hire me because I have the skills outlined in the job description and I bring 10+ years of expertise to this position. Words they've used to describe me are: hard working, professional, trusted and a team player.
I plan on gaining additional skills by taking related classes and continuing my involvement with a variety of professional associations.
First of all, you should start your answer positively. Mention strengths, good things. You can say he is very skilled in interviewing people (most recruiters believe to be like that, doesn't matter if true or not). Or you can compliment him for something else you observed, for example being detail oriented, well prepared, and so on. It is a best way to start answering this question.
Once it comes to the weaknesses (second part of your answer), try to take it lightly. You should mention at least one weakness, because that is your task. However, I would suggest you to pick something light, like being little impatient, over-friendly to job applicants, little confused, or something like that.
To look good is an advantage, but it is not a must. If you learn about the most famous leaders in our history, not all of them were beautiful or charismatic. But they all were great role models, motivators, or had this rare ability to get close to the hearts of the others and make them blindly follow everything they told or did.
Leader is determined by his followers. If people listen to someone, he's a leader. Interviewers realize that leaders have to be able to attract other people.
☛ Connecting with the others
☛ Having charisma
☛ Being a role model
☛ Having charisma:
Some people have an easy task in attracting he others. People follow them, just because of their charisma and non-verbal communication (or energy if you want).
☛ Being a role model:
Some people like to go by an example, working hard themselves, doing maximum every day. The others typically follow such an example. Oppositely, when employees see a boss just sits in the office and gives orders, they will often have a tendency to ignore him or at least not like him.
☛ Connecting with the others:
Some leaders are able to connect with all types of personalities. They can identify right topics for conversation and simply connect with the others. Once a connection is made, it is easier for the leader to make the employees to follow his example and orders, because they naturally like him.
Only first place matters on the market. If you can not predict the future, you won't be able to take right decisions tomorrow, to come with a right innovation in one year time. And your company will lose the battle, if not the war!
It is not easy anymore to start a business, or to be successful in any industry. The competition is enormous! There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of companies battling for the prize in every sector of business. Therefor they try to hire leaders with an ability to keep them in front of the pack, guys who can see in the future, who are able to predict what is going to happen and will take right actions before it happens.
My long-term goals involve growing with a company where I can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much of value as I can.
I see myself as a top performing employee in a well-established organization, like this one. I plan on enhancing my skills and continuing my involvement in (related) professional associations.
Leaders should know how to set goals. It does not matter if we talk about team goals, or about personal goals. Setting goals is simply important.To assess your true level of interest for the job. If you really want to get this role, you should think about the role and have already some goals for yourself.
If your goals match with their ideas. It is very important to pick goals that correspond with the goals of the company. In an ideal case, you should speak about their goals (e.g. increasing profits, getting new customers, etc.), and make it to look like your goals
I'm looking for a position where I can have the opportunity to successfully use my skills. I want to be able to provide a company with the best possible work.
I am looking for the opportunity to use the skills that I have developed during my years in marketing to engage your sales force and increase productivity and international sales.
I am excited by the opportunity to learn about your company's innovations, and utilize the experience I have in technology to help streamline your products for even more successful implementation.
I am equally comfortable working as a member of a team and independently. In researching the LMN company, your mission statement and the job description, I could see similarities to my previous position where there were some assignments that required a great deal of independent work and research and others where the team effort was most effective. As I said, I'm comfortable with both.
If I were a new hire on a job, I would probably not question a supervisor because I might think I didn't know enough. Except on the new job I'm going to. The director has admitted that she's new on the job and there are a lot of things that a secretary does that she doesn't know how to do, so she will be depending on me to know how to keep the office running.
My best boss was a manager who enabled me to take on more responsibility as I progressed in my job. I've had other bosses with a more hands off management style, but I appreciated the interaction with the first manager I mentioned.
The reason it's asked it to find out how you got along with your boss. Be careful how your answer. Interviewers don't like to hear too much (or much at all) about bad bosses because it could be someone from their company that you're talking about next time around.
There's no on-going criticism. I'm open to personal and professional growth and welcome the opportunity to improve.
One of the things that I am sometimes criticized for is being too much of a perfectionist. I tend to expect very high standards of work from myself.
I had a supervisor many years ago tell me that I was too critical of other people's work. I took that to heart, and made sure from that point forward that my analysis and suggestions are always supportive and helpful rather than critical.
From the time I was a child, I always had a hard time making presentations, in any group situation. A few years ago I took several courses in public speaking, and last year I received an award for a presentation I gave at the company's yearly executive board meeting.
If humor is appropriate, this is a good time to use it. Example: I have a teenage daughter - few things I do are okay on her radar screen.
Keep your answers positive ("Even though it was difficult when Jane Doe quit without notice, we were able to rearrange the department workload to cover the position until a replacement was hired.") and be specific. Itemize what you did and how you did it.
The best way to prepare for questions where you will need to recall events and actions is to refresh your memory and consider some special situations you have dealt with or projects you have worked on. You can use them to help frame responses. Prepare stories that illustrate times when you have successfully solved a difficult situation.
I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams and implemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time delivery of software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing the projects ahead of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.
Discuss skills that you have improved upon during your previous job, so you are showing the interviewer that you can make improvements when necessary. You can sketch for employers your initial level of functioning, discuss the steps you have taken to improve this area, and then reference your current, improved level of skill.
If you use this strategy be sure not to mention anything that you improved upon that is related to the job for which you are interviewing. You don't want your qualifications for the job to be questioned.
☛ Both are extremely important. A good product is essential, but without the customer service to back it up, there is no reason for someone to buy it here as opposed to somewhere else or on line.
☛ Fast, friendly service can make a bargain product that much more attractive to customers.
☛ A superior product will speak for itself, and friendly, efficient customer service is what will set us apart from the competition.
☛ I found myself bored with the work and looking for more challenges. I am an excellent employee and I didn't want my unhappiness to have any impact on the job I was doing for my employer.
☛ There isn't room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge.
☛ I'm looking for a bigger challenge and to grow my career and I couldn't job hunt part time while working. It didn't seem ethical to use my former employer's time.
☛ I was laid-off from my last position when our department was eliminated due to corporate restructuring.
☛ I'm relocating to this area due to family circumstances and left my previous position in order to make the move.
☛ I've decided that is not the direction I want to go in my career and my current employer has no opportunities in the direction I'd like to head.
☛ After several years in my last position, I'm looking for an company where I can contribute and grow in a team-oriented environment.
☛ I am interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to use my technical skills and experience in a different capacity than I have in the past.
Make sure that what you tell the interviewer matches what you listed on your job application. Refresh your memory prior to the interview by reviewing your salary history, so, you can speak in detail and accurately. Don't exaggerate or inflate your earnings. Many employers will check references and confirm your salary history prior to making a job offer. A discrepancy between what you reported and what the employer says could knock you out of contention for the job.
☛ During a difficult financial period, I was able to satisfactorily negotiate repayment schedules with multiple vendors.
☛ When the software development of our new product stalled, I coordinated the team which managed to get the schedule back on track. We were able to successfully troubleshoot the issues and solve the problems, within a very short period of time.
☛ A long-term client was about to take their business to a competitor. I met with the customer and was able to change how we handled the account on a day-to-day basis, in order to keep the business.
The best way to respond is to give an example of something you accomplished that is directly related to the job you are interviewing for. Review your resume and review the job posting. Find the best match and use that to show how what you accomplished will be beneficial to the company you are interviewing with.
When you're asked about your accomplishments, give a specific example of what you did in your last position.
The best way to answer questions about your contributions to the company is to give examples of what you have accomplished in the past, and to relate them to what you can achieve in the future.
Describe specific examples of how effective you have been in your other positions, change you have implemented, and goals you have achieved. Talk about the depth and breadth of related experience that you have.
The best way to respond is to give concrete examples of why your skills and accomplishments make you the best candidate for the job. Take a few moments to compare the job description with your abilities, as well as mentioning what you have accomplished in your other positions. Be positive and reiterate your interest in the company and the position. Here's how to prepare your response.
Interview questions about what was most rewarding and least rewarding can be tricky. You want to make sure that the things you say are least rewarding aren't responsibilities that are going to be a major part of the job you are interviewing for.
When interviewing, always be cognizant of the job you are interviewing for and tailor your response accordingly. Try to accentuate the positive, regardless of what question you have been asked, because you don't want to be construed as someone who is negative about work, in general.
The best way to respond is to describe your responsibilities in detail and to connect them to the job you are interviewing for.
It's also important to be honest. Don't embellish your job, because you don't know who the hiring manager will be checking with when they check your references.
First of all, be sure to have researched the company prior to the interview, so you are familiar with the company's mission. Respond by giving examples why your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience will make you an asset for the employer.
Take a few moments to compare your goals with objectives of the company and the position, as well as mentioning what you have accomplished in your other jobs. Be positive and reiterate your interest in the company, as well as the job.