If you have no place to be or nothing to do on this Sunday then just practice your interview questions. What’s that? You say you don’t even have an interview lined up, so there is no need to prepare. No, you must prepare even if you don’t have an interview lined up. Remember what smarter people say “it’s better to not have an opportunity and be prepared for it than it is to have an opportunity and not be prepared for it”. Huh, what’s that? You say you don’t have sample interview questions and answers? Here you go!
Tell us more about yourself?
I am a hard worker, passionate, consistent and disciplined.
Why do you think you are the best candidate for the job?
I am a very committed worker, I love challenges and I have the will to succeed. I am a motivated person. I have the ability to learn fast which will facilitate the training period.
Why did you apply for this position?
Because I am looking for a job. I want to advance my career / experience in a position that allows me to grow as person and an employee.
What are your strengths?
I can work under a lot of pressure. I am an amazing problem solver. I am a persistence person and I don’t give up very easily. My dependability, I can make a decision under a lot of pressure (good decision maker) I can be able to work with little/no supervision, willing to learn new things, easy to adapt, friendly, reliable, expressive and punctual.
What is your biggest weakness?
I can be too committed to my work and don’t spend enough time with other social activities. I work too hard. I care too much about my work.
Do you prefer to work independently or on team?
They are both my favorites
How do you handle stress or pressure?
I work well under pressure because I prepare for it before it comes. I try to stay calm as possible and focus to get the job done. I prioritize my responsibility so I have a clear idea of what is needed to be done, that helps me to effectively manage pressure
What is your salary expectation?
I am expecting to get a job offer that is realistic and reasonable
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
My long term goals involve growing in a company where I can continue to learn and contribute as much of value as I can. Once I gain additional experience, I would like to move through the ranks of the job. I would like to see myself as an expert of my job description.
What is your ideal job?
Would be challenging but secure
Preferred working hours?
I am flexible
What do other people say about you?
They find me approachable
Why teamwork is important?
As people we think differently and in those different views we can get the views that can benefit the project. It teaches you how to solve work problem, work hard, handle stress and become a good thinker.
Do you have any questions?
- How much time do I have?
- Do you see my skills contributing to this company?
- Do you think I’m qualified for this job?
- How soon could I start?
THE MOTIVATIONAL LETTER
To whom it may be concern
RE: Application for employment- Position
I hereby forward my curriculum vitae. I wish to apply for the position available in your organization. I am confident that I have knowledge and skill to professionally fulfill the position as required by the organization. I am eager to enhance and refine my personal development within the organization, and take on the challenges that lie ahead. I will endeavor to effectively performance all my tasks as required by the organization and maintain the standard as defined by you.
Given the opportunity, I will perform my duties with perseverance, dedication and loyalty. It is my aim to make and be part of a successful team that is directly involved in making the organization a success, as I believe I have a role to play in making things a success.
I hope that my application will receive your favorable consideration.
(Full name and surname)
Source: Vacancies Namibia (2017), https://www.facebook.com/Vacancies-Namibia-1767303143492775/ . They post vacancies on this page, always check them out.