- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I have a job interview on Friday for a position with a company that I’d be THRILLED to work for.
I’m actually more excited than nervous, but there are a couple of typical interview questions that I always struggle with and was looking for some advice.
#1: “What’s your weakest trait?”
I feel like my honest answer would be patience, but that’s obviously not such a great thing to say at an interview lol. I’m actually more impatient with myself than anything else, but ….. how the HECK are you supposed to answer this question and not incriminate yourself???
#2: “on a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your work?”
Ummmmm…… well, here’s the thing. I’m obviously not perfect, but I have good work ethic and I am always willing to learn and try new things and help others, so I’m gonna go with an 8.
Is that an acceptable answer?
I mean, do they WANT me to say a 10, even though nobody’s perfect?
This is especially hard for me right now because at my current job, I’m not doing so well. It’s a difficult industry and even though I’m giving it my best effort, it’s just not a good fit for me.
And how do you ask THEM about benefits, time off, overtime, pay, things like that?
I learned a long time ago that you should first ask questions specific to the job, and not plunge right into the “what’s in it for me?” stuff, but I always have trouble making that transition.
Like after we discuss all aspects of the job, hours, training, etc, and she asks, “So do you have any questions?” How do I gently transition into “how much does it pay?” or “what kind of vacation time will I have?”
Obviously the other aspects of the job are very important, but I do need to know what kind of salary I’d be making and how time off works since I have typical things coming up – doctors appts, family obligations, being a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding in a few months, etc.
Any help would be appreciated!