Now that you have secured an interview, you need to prepare for the tough questions that lie behind the employers’ door. With so many competitive applicants applying for the same job, employers have come up with a way to eliminate candidates and let the cream rise to the top. Employers will ask difficult questions, make your pulse race and be tough to answer. Immediately upon graduation, most college students start filling in job applications in hopes of securing a job interview.  Providing an excellent cover letter and an impressive resume are the first steps towards a job interview.

Tough Questions You Can Expect. Let us take a closer look at some of the tough questions they may ask you and what a likely response could be: — Everyone has one, so never answer this question poorly. Be confident and precise in expressing to the employer what you feel is your greatest weakness.

  • How did you resolve a conflict, if you had any, with your professor or last employer? You need to accept that you had disagreements with your professors or past employers that required resolution.
  • In your opinion, what are the qualities of a successful manager? Be brief, meaningful and clear with your answer– as this is a real quality of an excellent manager.
  • How would your professors (or last employer) describe you? Explain that all would agree that you were a very energetic person who always quickly and accurately accomplished whatever task was at hand.

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