For the most part, 80% of what goes on in an interview is routine and predictable.There are hundreds of books out there on what to ask and what you’ll be asked. In addition to the standard questions, you need to decide what questions you are most afraid the interviewer will ask you so you can prepare and practice answers to those questions now.
A common interview agenda looks something like this:
Are you the best candidate?
Companies and hiring managers want to make sure you are the best candidate. Because of that there are certain things that they want from any candidate they hire.These are the things you need to be sensitive to and be prepared to emphasise. Listed below are just a few of the things they look for.
the Company Wants
Someone who will stay for a while
Someone who can and wants to do the job
A person who will compliment or lead the team
Appropriate skills for the job
Someone who can advance if required
Someone who will make the company look good
People who can and will help advance the company goals and objectives.
The Hiring Manager wants to know more about your:
Communication and interpersonal skills
Fit and finish
Ability to handle conflict and pressure
Don’t look at the interview as just reciting your resume, or to just answer questions that the
interviewer will ask. Make no mistake, you must at least in the beginning, be on the selling side.
The best way to sell yourself is to help the interviewer learn all the good things about you. Knowing ahead of time what companies and hiring managers are looking for will help you prepare.