Are you graduating in 2014? Although the holidays are upon us, and the last thing you probably would like to brood about is graduation and the dreaded first job search, this is really a great time for you to start thinking of strategies that will help you land your first job. Your strong resume and cover letter will get you the interview. And a successful interview will land you the job. Here are some tips on how to navigate some common interview questions.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
This is a very common question. Companies ask about your 5 or 10-year plan. This is also the question that most graduates fail. Employers do value honesty, but they are going to put the company first. So, if you have any plans of traveling, getting married or going to grad school, you need to keep it to yourself. On a personal level, such goals are great but that does not tell your prospective employers that you will stick around. A good answer is where you would like see yourself professionally in 5 or 10 years.
WHY ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?
You have to prepare for this kind of answers. Research the company so you can match your skills with what the job needs and what the company mission is.