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We’re here to help this week with the top 3 most difficult interview questions and how to answer them correctly.

  1. Tell us about yourself. The interviewer is not looking for anything related to your personal life, keep it strictly professional. Instead of giving a chronological work history, focus on your strengths and how they pertain to the role. If possible, illustrate with examples.
  2. Why are you leaving your current role? Remember: if you get the job, the person interviewing you might someday be your previous boss. The last thing they want is to hire someone who they know is going to badmouth them in the future. Instead of trashing your former employer, stay positive, and focus on what you learned from him or her (no matter how awful he/she really was).
  3. What is your greatest weakness? This question is a great opportunity to put a positive spin on something negative, but you don’t want your answer to be cliché – joking or not. Instead, try to use a real example of a weakness you have learned to overcome.

We hope these tips help and you are prepared for your next interview. Stay tuned next week for another session with the Recruiter!