There will be a lot of annoying questions during your job interview. Sometimes even rude.
Since I have been dealing with this for quite a bit, I’d like to share my experiences with you and give you my best advice.
1. What are your strengths?
This question I would divide in two parts: general and job specific.
The General part is easy. You have a friendly approach towards people, you like peruse good communication, you take your work seriously etc.
As for the job specific part: think about previous work experiences and how you can use those skills into the job you’re applying for.
2. What are your weaknesses?
What gives anyone the right to say that you have weaknesses. It’s terribly rude.
Correct them. Tell them the things you’ve been working on to improve. Think of previous courses you have done or maybe even take up social skills in your spare time.
3. How do you handle stress?
Stress is never a good thing. With this question they are actually implying the company and employees deal with stress. Shame on them really!
Tell them most stress can be easily avoided by keeping good communication, teamwork and good planning. Tell them you would actively want to help them in achieving that.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
This is very random broad question. It depends on so many factors, especially on what the company can and is willing to offer you.
If you’re feeling brave, you can ask them what opportunities they have to offer.
If you’re not at that confident level yet, tell them you would like to become an expert at the job you’re applying for.
That’s it for now. I hope it is helpful.
I am not expert, but (unfortunately) have become very experienced due to many job interviews.
If you have any questions, please drop me a note. We can brainstorm about it together