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Interview Questions - Part 6

Ahh, the final video in this series where I have covered 30 of the most commonly asked interview questions. Using this as a framework will help you prepare so thoroughly for all the different types of questions that may be thrown your way. If you’re unsure about how to answer what salary you want then I have got it covered.

Remember to use the essay style structure when you answer your questions and include a beginning, middle and end to each of your answers. That is really going to help you when you structure your answer.

The questions I cover in this video are:

1. What is your favourite book?

Any question like this is about understanding a bit more about who you are. You don’t need to be really well read, they’re just trying to get a feel for who you are and what you’re interested in. This question can also come up in other forms as well. Be ready for them.

2. Do you have any questions for us?

YES! Write them down if you need to, try and remember the ones that popped up throughout the interview as well. This is where you get to answer all the questions about the role that you need to know. Take the space here and ask away, the things you ask are important, they are key to you understanding if this is a role that interests you and excites you.

3. What motivates you?

A job well done, money, impact on a business. Whatever your motivation, they’re all good. Some people want to be leaders and love being the person who calls all the shots, others not so much. However you feel motivated is important because if you’re in sales, you’re going to need to be motivated by the ability to smash your goals. I like the problem solving element in my role, thats what motivates me. What works for you?

4 What are your salary requirements?

You must make up your own mind about how to answer this, there are so many conflicting pieces of advice. Some people like to let their recruiter talk about money because they don’t like discussing it. Others speak about a range, you may also prefer to just be really upfront. Whatever you do try and gauge a salary level before you interview if possible although some employers are hideously cagey about it. Just do your research, ensure that you have looked at some salary requirements for other roles in that industry and you feel confident asking for the salary that you want. I would always try and keep that open a little bit so you can have a conversation about it.

5. Why should we hire you?

The elevator pitch of interview answers. Get this ready and KNOW what sets you apart, what you can bring to the interview and how you are the right person for the job. Please prepare this, it will be a culmination of everything that you have worked on and all your best points so go ahead and brag a bit.

Tomorrow I am talking about mindset while you’re looking for a job.

Enjoy your Saturday and take care.

Hen x


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