Hi, thank you for reading my post. Someone close to me (a new MBA) is reading a popular interview book, and wrote down some answers for common questions, and questions to ask, based on teachings from the book. Could you please give some absolutely candid evaluation of the answers? Thank you so much for your kind help!
A1. INTERVIEWER: Tell me about yourself.
ME: My name is XXX. First of all, I would like to emphasize that I have XX years of experience in business…… I’m great fit for this position. Now, tell me please, Mr. XXX, how does what I can offer match what you are looking for?
A2. INTERVIEWER: what make you think you can handle this position?
ME: I had done the similar work at XXX…... Therefore, I will be successful again since I have the qualities of XXX YYY ZZZ.
A3. INTERVIEWER: Is this position you are looking for? Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
ME: I’m looking for a position that is going to help make a company better and challenge me based on my experience and background.
I don’t think I am overqualified for this position. I understand that in XXX department, people will start out at a position usually from the bottom. I realize exactly what I am getting into with this job and the opportunities that you have outlined for me.
I have no intention of wasting anyone’s time and effort if I don’t think the position is worth applying for.
A4. INTERVIEWER: Why I need hire you? Or what makes you better than any other candidates ?
ME: I think you need to hire me because I can do this job well. I am a hard worker and am determined to be successful. I have more passion and commitment to the job than most people do.
So, with me, you get passion, commitment, and determination above what you’d probably get from most people.
Questions to ask the interviewer:
Q1. Can you describe the ideal candidate for this job?
Q2. Is this position an addition or a replacement? Why?
Q3. How long have you been looking for a person for this position?
Q4. Are there any internal candidates?
Q5. Who will be doing the initial interviewing?
Q6. How can I do better in the interviewing process?
Q7. This is a great opportunity for both of us. I ‘m great fit for this job. What do I need to do to get the job?
Q8. Based on what we have discussed, my experience and background fit well. When can we get together? Would tomorrow afternoon works for you?