It is always a good idea to practice your answers for any type of question you may be asked. In this blog, we are going to show you some commonly asked questions and why they are asked from a recruiter’s perspective. TPI Staffing Service, Inc President, Darren Janes joins us in this short video to discuss these questions.

“Tell me about yourself.”

Keep your answer relevant and focused on the position you are applying for. Cater your answers to interests that coincide with the position or company’s vision. According to Darren Janes, employers want to hear your work experience how you would perform in that environment. Try to steer away from your personal life.

“What do you know about the company?”

“The company wants to know if you took the time to do some research about them.” Darren explains. They want to measure how aware you are about the company as it creates an impression you already know what to do once they hire you.

“What are your short-term and long-term goals?”

Companies would like to know about these goals as it would reflect on how you would perform or how long you would stay with them. This gives them assurance that you are willing to grow with the company for a long period of time.

“Why are you leaving your current position?”

Employers are trying to uncover any underlying problems. “Employers want to know if you left the job with a good standing and for a good reason.” Darren states. “They also want to know that you didn’t leave for misconduct.” Always frame your answer in a positive light without lying.

“If we can contact your last supervisor and ask which areas of work needs improvement, what will we learn?”

According to Darren, employers are looking for areas or skills that need improvement from their last job. It is best to be honest and open about any weaknesses you had in the last job and how you were able to overcome those.

“Do you have any questions?”

This is where your preparation comes into play. Ask whatever questions or inquiries that you wanted to be answered. This shows that you truly have taken the time to research the company and express your interest in being a part of their team. It also shows that you are willing to take the initiative to come up with such questions.

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