Best compilation of the 10 frequently used job interview questions

Best compilation of the 10 frequently used job interview questions

Job interview questions can be stressful – even for applicants who have had many interviews. The best way to reduce the stress is to be well prepared.

The same creativity that HR people and recruiters ask from you is typically not shown at your first interview as the same questions are being used again and again.

Below you can find a compilation of the 10 frequently used question:

Why do you want to work for us?

Be sincere, show your engagement and drive, and show them that you know a lot about the company from your research of the company

What do you know about our organization?

Be prepared and have products / services, some facts and figures in your head for you to show them that you know the organization and is well prepared.

How are you as a person?

Be personal but not private. Don’t make a recitation of your CV, they have read it.

What are you strong points?

Pick out 3 examples of your strong sides and prepare these, if you are in doubt ask the people closest to you, family, friends or your best colleagues.

What are your weak points?

Pick out some examples beforehand and show them that you are aware of these facts and working on them.

What has been you most significant accomplishment in your life so far?

Don’t use the cliché of the birth of your child, have some highlight in your career ready and explain why.

How much do you expect in salary?

Be careful to come up with you demands before the job description, working hours and other issues have been clarified and then also justify your expectations.

Where do you see yourself in 3, 5 or 10 years?

If the job requires it – It is important to show them that you want to evolve and grow with the job, so that they can see an idea in investing in you.

Why should we hire you?

Show them that you have will and passion and be direct in what you can add to the company.

Why are you leaving you current position?

Be honest but don’t talk negative about you your current employer. You want to develop – could be a good direction for an answer.

Take the time to review the “standard” interview questions you will most likely be asked. Make your own research about the company and prepare your answers to these typical interview questions. Then your job interview should be less stressful and you are more certain to get a good result.

Is it ok to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

Is it OK to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

In the media and within the HR sector, there has been some resistance and fears about how to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo properly while employed the questions are many and different.

  • Is it OK to use LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo when i am employed?

  • What will my boss say if he finds out?

  • I have contact in Linkedin/Xing/Viadeo with a previous colleague that is know a competitor, is that a problem?

There have been a lot of questions about this issue and certain people have had a resistance in using LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, but if you take it for what it is, a “relationship database”, I don’t see any problems in using them. It is all about networking today, even if you have a contact to a former colleague who is now hired at your competitor.

I think that these fears and the resistance arises from a misconception that LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is a job hunting site and not a relationship database or networking tool. Certainly LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is emerging as a very good resource for connecting candidates and headhunter, but that is not its primary role. You cant say that it is your CV you have at LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, it is merely a profile so that people know what you can do and have done, but if you where to go job hunting you would have to make a dedicated and targeted CV instead.

With career management being an activity throughout your life, resources such as LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo and others are becoming a more important part of the strategy than ever. But how can you use these networks (either for professional networking or for job search) without it being seen as something negative from you current employer?

Most important is to develop the right mindset and be aware that building connections in these networking tools is the same thing as building up credibility in your profession and industry. If you are really networking it should be seen as a positive thing from your employers point of view. Today I think everybody is talking about networking and it is okay to do this, one way to network is to do it in these networking tools like Linkedin, Xing and Viadeo.

It should be a real professionel network and not only be friends and family, that is what Facebook is all about. And you should not have 50% recruiters/ headhunters in there, it should mainly be people who you can say are profesionells from the same proffesion or industry as you are in, or where you have previously been employed. In this case it is easy to say to an employer that this is part of your network and has a high value for the company as a contact manager and developer that is providing substantial added value.

So used in the riught way and used with the right mindset, these network like LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo and others are valuable for you and your career

Does privacy really matters with your CV

Does privacy really matters – it does for Microsoft and Europol – and for Comoto ?

At CES in 2010 Microsoft put new emphasis on your browser privacy – especially how misuser’s can be tracking your information (identity-theft) and how you can control your web privacy better (more here).

Europol have also made 3 new reports public that emphasize that the Internet threat is not only very evident – it is also increasing (more here). In other words privacy matters – take control of your information.

You have probably also heard the problems Facebook have had with privacy matters some time ago, even Google have had their issues with privacy (Street View in Google Maps). Users on the Internet are demanding more privacy or you could say that they want the freedom to choose their own privacy level.

That is exactly what we are trying to do at Comoto – let you, the owner of the data, choose your own privacy level. We have always been keen of ensuring that you have full control of your CV after all it is data about you and it is your data. You can control who can see what and when. You are in full control with a line by line setting of the privacy surrounding your CV. You can even make a CV / Web / Online profile password protected, so that only people having that specific password will be able to see your Web Profile. An remember you have the opportunity to have multiple CV’s, each with their own privacy seetings.

We are trying to safeguard your privacy, for your sake. So take full control over your CV and sign-up for your own CV manager here.