Best Interview Tips and Tricks

Best Interview Tips and Tricks

Learn about the best interview tips and tricks I have collected over the years of applying for jobs, helping others apply for jobs, and interviewing those who have applied for jobs.  I will continue to update this post, make sure you subscribe to updates!

Tips from the Experienced

“What’s you greatest weakness?” That one always trips people up. Try answering with a strong point but then follow up with what area you’d like to do better related to a specific subject area in the industry. This way you don’t give away a character flaw (which is what most people do). For example, if someone was interviewing for a banker position: ‘I’m really great with customers but I would like to grow in lending.’ – Melanie G

“Talk to them about setting reasonable goals and thinking about their development and desires after college. My opinion is if they put some time thinking about this, they are prepared for most questions that matter.” – Becky Y

“I’ve interviewed many people over the years, and been interviewed a time or 2 as well.
1) listen

2) answer the question!
Those are the top 2. If you didn’t understand the question, as for clarification. Once you’ve got it, actually answer the question! These are big issues for me as they tie to how successful you’re likely to be, particularly in some of the “less defined” roles.” – Chris F.

“Tell real stories that give examples for all the standard interview questions. So many struggle to think of those examples and get caught of guard. Prepare but don’t memorize the stories. They need to be authentic. Interviewers are most impressed when they believe you have been through the situation associated with the question, and they believe you handled it well.”  – Craig B.

“Bring your portfolio to the interview including examples of your past successes, Sometime people thought they are prepared but they would fumble when they are nervous. I also think the old eye contact tip is still very important.” – Thi Le

“Repeat the question slowly, then say “I’m glad you asked that” as you think about how to answer it.” – Robert A.