September 01, 2001
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts September 2001 Current Issue
September 2001

Good Interview Answers

When the job market is tough, expect interview questions to get tougher. Job seekers should come prepared with smart responses to likely questions. Consider the following, adapted from job site (

What do you know about our company? Having thoroughly researched the firm in advance, give a brief summary, and express an interest in learning more.

What are your strengths and weaknesses? Describe at least three strengths, and relate them to the job in question. Cite one minor weakness, but turn it into a positive (“I’m a perfectionist&”).

Do you work well under pressure? “Yes, it is a way of life in this business.”

Why haven’t you found a new position yet? “Finding a job would be relatively easy; finding the right job is more difficult. I’m looking for the right fit.”


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