Tips for overcoming Job Interview

Before the Interview

  1. Learn all you can about the company
  2. Study your skills, your experience and training
  3. Take the curriculum and Know it well, since they are based on it
  4. Make yourself a list of your weaknesses and prepare arguments to defend
  5. If you cite in writing, it is right to call to confirm your attendance
  6. Do not go with sunglasses
  7. Check your appearance (avoid flashy clothes, well dressed / a, clean / shaving ay)
  8. Go alone / a
  9. Soon arrives (5 minutes before)
  10. Prepare the interview, the coach will do it too


During the Interview

Create a good impression. First impressions are very important. Many entrepreneurs believe that having seen entering the door to a candidate, see how to shake hands and sit, they are able to decide their worth

  • Greet the interviewer with a conventional formula: Good afternoon, Mr. Ruiz
  • Sit straight / a, or the edge of the chair (insecurity) nor lounging / a (disrespect)
  • Do not be the / the first / a in reaching out
  • Greeted with a handshake and smiling, looking into his eyes
  • Do not sit until you say so
  • No tutees if you do not indicate
  • Stay tuned / ay sympathetic / a
  • Evita you nervous / ay gestures that indicate it as nail biting, hitting with the pen on the table, rock you in the seat …
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not interrupt
  • Look the interviewer in the eye, but not intimidating
  • Let him take the initiative
  • Do not talk too much, not too little
  • Watch your language
  • Sin no aggressive
  • Do not approach a lot to it
  • Do not put your elbows on the table interviewer
  • Do not cross your arms, it may seem that you are on the defensive
  • If you are offered a drink you can accept but other than alcohol

Think before you answer

  • Answer clearly and briefly
  • Always tell the truth
  • If they ask you about yourself / a, emphasizes your training, experience and results of your work
  • Do not use big words
  • Do not answer evasively or concerns, or monosyllabic
  • Do not wait too long to respond, it might seem symptomatic of distraction
  • Do not use sharp words “always, never” or use hoses “bone”, “east”, “good” …
  • Show enthusiasm for the job, but do not beg
  • Do not speak ill of the companies in which you worked
  • Do you refuse to answer questions
  • If you make how type questions: If you travel with your boyfriend / girlfriend asked what one or two rooms ?; answers that you think that issue is irrelevant to deduct your suitability for the position you opt. Say it seriously but not aggressively. These
  • questions assess your emotional control

Think positively

  • Do not ask the post like a handout
  • Do not say you need to work terribly
  • Do not criticize past employers
    Example: Do not say, “I just finished my studies and I have no professional experience” focused otherwise the correct answer would be “I am available for work and willing / aa implement all the knowledge I have gained in my studies

Ask questions

On the possibilities of promotion, the company or the job

Express your gratitude

After the Interview
Analyzes the results, scores strengths and weaknesses … can serve for a second interview or for future interviews at other companies.

Possible questions you can ask in the interview


  • Tell me about yourself
  • Tell me a story of your life in which you successfully resolvieras a problematic situation
  • What makes a company if you hire you rather than another candidate? What differential element you contribute?
  • If you were in charge of making this choice and I were the candidate, what qualities would you like me to meet?
  • Do you like working with people or prefer to work alone?
  • Do you consider yourself as a leader or a follower? Why?
  • What was the most important decision you adopted in the past?
  • Define yourself yourself with five adjectives. Justifícalos.
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • Did you just what you start?
  • Think of a teacher, a friend, your boyfriend / girlfriend in ……. If I asked how are you, what do you think would answer?
  • If all jobs have the same pay and the same social consideration what do you really like to do?
  • Describe your scale of values
  • What people like Madden?
  • Do you sleep well?
  • How do you usually react against the hierarchy?
  • How do you insert in a team?
  • What impression do you think I got you after this interview?


  • Why studied architecture, law, economics ………?
  • How did you decide to study …………. What other careers attracted you?
  • Who most influenced you in choosing your career?
  • What subjects liked you more / less and in which knocked best / worst grades?
  • To what extent your grades are due to your personal effort and to what extent your intelligence?
  • What changes would you have introduced in the curriculum of your faculty or school, if you could have?
  • What was the most rewarding experience during your life as a student?
  • Do you think your studies continue or expand somehow?
  • If you went back to begin your studies, what would you do differently?
  • For your additional training, what seminars or short courses have you done? What motivated you to do them?
  • Did you have any representative office for your time student? (Delegate of course, a member of the Tuna …?

Previous work

  • Tell me about your activities outside your studies
  • Did you perform any work “student” (classes, summer jobs, internship …)?
  • What did you learn during your previous works? What functions desempeñabas? How didst?
  • Are You ought to supervise the work of someone?
  • Which of your previous work did you like best / least? Why?
  • What is your most creative project or solution?
  • How do you wore with your peers, your boss, with your subordinates?
  • What was the most unpleasant situation you see? How did you cope?
  • Describe the best boss you’ve ever had. And the worst
  • Describe a typical day in your previous job
  • How did you get that job, that practice …?


  • What do you know about our company?
  • What attracts you to it?
  • What work environment do you prefer?
  • Do you prefer a predictable work or changing job?
  • What relationships do you think there should be between a boss and his immediate collaborator?
  • Would you be willing / aa move you to live in another city, another country, or travel frequently?
  • Do you have a geographic preference?
  • What do you think can be for you the greatest difficulty in passing from student life to working life?
  • Which department (marketing, finance, production, commercial …) attracts you most?
  • What are your strengths and your weaknesses for this position?
  • What do you see yourself doing in five, ten years?
  • What are your long term goals? How do you think you can achieve?
  • How did you learn of the existence of this position?
  • Why do you think you’re going to succeed in this job?
  • What kind of leader you want to work?
  • And with what kind of boss you think you would end by hitting?
  • Would you be willing / yyyy conduct a training course run by the company, before being hired / a?
  • How much you want to win now (and within five years)
  • Do you prefer working in a large firm, medium, small, public, private … Why?
  • Like the predictability of a job that you know start time and end time, or prefer a job that today do not know exactly what you do tomorrow?
  • When you could merge to work?
  • Who in companies that have worked before can give you references?
  • Do you participate in other selection processes?
  • What do you think of ….. monetary union, terrorism, feminism, politicians, unions ………?
  • Are you comment with your parents-wife / girlfriend and / or the impact of your work?


  • Who do you live?
  • What your family do?
  • You have a girlfriend / o – wife / husband? What do you think of this work?
  • What you do in your free time?
  • What are your favorite hobbies?
  • What last book you read it? What do you think?