Going to an interview is like buying your first car. So many questions the dealership and the government need to know about before they give you the keys to the car you want. Moreover, if you fail in any one of the questions, it’s likely that you won’t get a second shot.
But Gunny Sarge is here to tell you all about it.
So get ready to polish those boots cause we’re going on patrol! It’s time to lock n’ load!
Why are you interested to join our company? This is a tricky question because it asks you what you can do for the company and if you can’t answer this, then you might as well drop dead like a sack o’ potatoes. Well, what happens if you agree with the company’s mission-vision statement or just love the product they sell and can’t get enough of it? Those things can be used to build a good camaraderie with the company and get you started on the right foot.
What’s you’re expected salary? This question didn’t really pop up until the early 2010’s and it was designed to make you think hard. Very hard. It’s the company’s way of figuring out how you measure your self-worth. Go too low and they’ll underpay you. Go too high and you’re fired before you began. Minimum wage is your best option but don’t be afraid to bring it up by 50%.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is possibly the trickiest of them all. You shouldn’t answer with a sentence that implies you’ll replace the interviewer. I was tempted to say “where you’re sitting” in one interview but I thought of raising a family instead and getting a slight raise or working elsewhere.
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