47 Interview Questions & How to Answer Them – Part 4

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR GOALS

Question 29

What are you passionate about?

This answer can alighn directly with the position you are applying for, and feel free to also speak about a hobby you might have

This questions is often asked so that interviewers can get a better understanding of who you are outside of the workplace

Question 30

What motivates you?

The interviewer wants to make sure you’re excited about this role at this company, and that you’ll be motivated to succeed if they pick you

Question 31

What are your pet peeves?

Most likely, they want to make sure you’ll thrive at their company—and get a glimpse of how you deal with conflict

So be certain you pick something that doesn’t contradict the culture and environment at this organization while still being honest

Question 32

How do you like to be managed?

Think back on what worked well for you in the past and what didn’t

What did previous bosses do that motivated you and helped you succeed and grow?

Pick one or two things to focus on and always articulate them in a positive way

Question 33

Where do you see yourself in three years?

Be honest and specific about your future goals, but consider this: A hiring manager wants to know:

A) If you’ve set realistic expectations for your career

B) If you have ambition

C) If the position aligns with your goals and growth

Question 34

What is your dream job?

The interviewer wants to uncover whether this position is really in line with your ultimate career goals

Question 35

What other companies are you interviewing with?

On one hand, you want to express your enthusiasm for this job, but at the same time, you don’t want to give the company any more leverage than it already has by telling them there’s no one else in the running

Depending on where you are in your search, you can talk about applying to or interviewing for a few roles that have XYZ in common—then mention how and why this role seems like a particularly good fit

Question 36

What makes you unique?

Use this opportunity to tell them something that would give you an edge over your competition for this position

To figure out what that is, you can ask some former colleagues, think back to patterns you’ve seen in feedback you have previously received

Focus on one or two things and don’t forget to back up whatever you say with evidence

Question 37

What should I know that’s not on your resume?

It probably means they looked at your resume, think you might be a good fit for the role, and want to know more about you

To make this wide-open question a little more manageable, try talking about a positive trait, a story or detail that reveals a little more about you and your experience, or a mission or goal that makes you excited about this role or company

This article was taken from Themuse.com and the full article can be viewed here:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/interview-questions-and-answers#c0b1463a-7528-48c4-b219-88db822986b5

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