How To Answer Job Interview Questions

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

How to Answer Job Interview Questions Successfully

Knowing how to answer job interview questions well isnít the kind of knowledge that will substitute for a thorough knowledge of the job and skills. It will, however, provide a way to showcase what knowledge you do have, and to creatively cover gaps that you might have. In knowing how to answer job interview questions, the secret is knowing how to answer not only the questions that are specifically asked but also the questions which are not asked, but which the interviewer really wants to know the answers to. For example, during a job interview, what the interviewer really wants to know is whether you are capable of performing the target job immediately. However, he or she canít come out and ask that question directly. For one thing, thatís too broad for a candidate to effectively address at once. For another, every candidate would simply say ďyes,Ē making it tough for the interviewer to evaluate between them.

For this reason, knowing how to answer job interview questions that are posed as indirect, smaller questions in a way that addresses that specific question and the larger one gives you a great advantage. To do this, the candidate must first know what the interviewer is really asking though. Before going into the interview, the candidate should do enough research to know what the job requires on a daily basis, what results the company expects and what characteristics the corporate culture values. Those elements, taken together, are what add up to the answer of being able to do the job immediately. Companies are not in the business of taking risks with employees, or training people who may or may not contribute to the companyís success going forward. Their ideal employee is someone doing the exact same job as the target job right now.

Answer Job Interview Questions Easily and Effectively

The trick to knowing how to answer job interview questions is being able to take evidence from your life and applying it in a convincing way to the answer that you give the interviewer. For instance, if the question is about your ability to handle details well, itís not sufficient for you to say that yes, you can handle details well. For maximum effectiveness, you follow up that answer with evidence. The best evidence is examples, anecdotes and stories about times that you handled details well and achieved positive results from your detail-handling efforts.

Whatís more, if you can answer job interview questions in a way that makes it seem like you are talking about the garget job, thatís even more effective. If the situation you encountered, the actions you took and the results you achieved all sound like the sort of thing that would happen at the target job that has an effect on the interviewer. He or she is able to envision you performing those tasks on the target job, which nicely answers his question about whether or not you can do the job immediately. This is where the research that you did initially really pays off. By knowing what the target job entail, you can pick and choose elements from your past that best match up to the elements in the target job.

DID YOU KNOW? There's a new "Secret Career Document" you can quickly and easily customize for your next important job interview that literally forces the hiring manager to picture you filling the position. This simple, powerful formula guarantees you'll automatically stand out from the competition and shoot straight to the top of the "must hire" list for any position Ö any field. This brand new strategy was created by Jimmy Sweeney, one of California's top marketing professionals. To discover Jimmy's breakthrough "secret" go to: Amazing Job Interview Secret