1. Can you please tell me are you a team player or not?

You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

2. Why to want a part-time job?

Interviewer will be interested to know what you will be doing other than working at the part-time job. Since you are a student, you can take this opportunity to tell him about your educational goals and what type of coursework you will be engaged in. For example, you could explain, "I would like to get a part-time job so that I can have enough time to complete my educational requirements at the university. I did not feel that working a full-time job would provide me with enough time to get my homework done and attend classes. I will be taking 15 credit hours in pursuit of my business management degree at the local university."

3. What interests you about this part time job?

Some employers will want to know why exactly you chose to apply to their companies. When an interviewer asks this, you can try to relate your job skills to the requirements that were posted in the job listing. Many times, the company will put certain job requirements in the listing when they publish a job opening. You can take this opportunity to show that you know what is required of you and how it relates well to the skills that you bring to the table.

4. What is your management style?

Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.

5. Do you have any blind spots?

Trick question. If you know about blind spots, they are no longer blind spots. Do not reveal any personal areas of concern here. Let them do their own discovery on your bad points. Do not hand it to them.

6. Is something irritates you about your co-workers?

This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

7. Tell me about a time when you helped to resolve a dispute between others?

Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute you settled.

8. Tell me which qualities do you look for in a boss?

Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to subordinates and holder of high standards. All bosses think they have these traits.

9. Tell me how do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?

First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.

10. Don't you think you are overqualified for this position?

Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.

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