Answering 64 Interview Questions: General Guidelines
Everyone is nervous in interviews. If you simply allow yourself to feel nervous, you'll do much better.
Remember also that it's difficult for the interviewer as well.
In general, be upbeat, positive. Never be negative.
Rehearse your answers and time them. Never talk for more than two minutes straight.
Don't try to memorize answers word for word. Use the answers shown here as a guide only, and don't be
afraid to include your own thoughts and words. To help you remember key concepts, jot down and review
a few key words for each answer. Rehearse your answers frequently, and they will come to you naturally
As you will read in the accompanying report, the single most important strategy in interviewing, as in all
phases of your job search, is what we call, " The Greatest Executive Job Finding Secret." And that is....
Find out what people want, and then show them how you can help them get it.
Find out what an employer wants most in his or her ideal candidate, then show how you meet those
In other words, you must match your abilities with the needs of the employer. You must sell what the
buyer is buying. To do that, before you know what to emphasize in your answers, you must find out what
the buyer is buying ... what he is looking for. And the best way to do that is to ask a few questions
You'll see how to bring this off skillfully as you read the first two questions of this report. But regardless
of how you accomplish it, you must remember this strategy above all: before blurting out your
qualifications, you must get some idea of what the employer wants most. Once you know what he wants,
you can then present your qualifications as the perfect "key" that fits the "lock" of that position.
Other important interview strategies:
Turn weaknesses into strengths. (You'll see how to do this in a few moments.)
Think before you a