Is there a particular aspect of my background that you would like more information on?
Would you like me to tell you about my life growing up?
Do you want to know about my experience working during my high school years?
Would you like me to expand on my qualifications for the job
No, I don’t do well under pressure it makes me nervous
Yes, I usually find it stimulating
Both B and C
I feel I have accomplished a lot in my life with playing sports, succeding in school, and working
I have not accomplished much in my life, but for my future I plan on acheiving much more
My accomplishments has taught me to appreciate life more. I think that my accomplishments have helped others.
Although I feel my biggest achievements are still ahead of me, I am proud of my involvement with...
Poor personal appearance
Overemphasis on money
Failure to look at interviewer while interviewing
Doesn’t ask questions
Late to interview
Indicate that it is right for your career.
Indicate that you feel you can learn a lot to be an effective employee.
Indicate how you can make valuable contributions in this job.
Who your immediate supervisor would be and how he or she manages people
The salary and benefit package.
What career path this job will put you on.
Toward the end of the interview when you feel the interviewer understands how your skills can benefit the organization.
When the interviewer asks, "How much do you need to earn?"
At the beginning of the interview, so you can tell if it is worth taking your time and the time of the interviewer.
The qualifications and experiences of the team members.
How everyone gets along as a team.
Your immediate supervisor's descriptions and opinions of your team members.
To provide you an opportunity to tell the employer about your qualifications and to do the best job of selling yourself.
To answer all the questions asked by the employer in an honest and convincing way.
To enable both the organization and potential employee to obtain the information needed to make an informed decision.
Describe your hobbies and interests so that you are more than just a name on a resume.
Describe how your qualifications would enable you to provide value if you were hired.
Describe what an ideal job would provide you by way of challenge and earnings potential.
Describe your people skills in detail -- specific knowledge can be taught on the job but people skills are more ingrained and therefore more important when hiring.
Be sure to outline both your "book" knowledge and the practical experience you have acquired to show both academic and real-world accomplishments.
Emphasize your strengths wherever you have them, being sure to include people skills, job knowledge, and the tools you have learned to use.
Your salary requirement
What job you prefer
You work history
Negative opinions about previous employer