The 5 things an employee is looking to answer during an interview are:
- Can you do the job?
- Will you do the job?
- Will you get along with others?
- Are you manageable?
- Can the company afford you?
Practice Interview Questions
Remember to “relate and refer” your answers should relate to the position for which you are applying and refer somehow to your positive attributes. Never respond negatively.
- Tell me about yourself (limit your answer to two minutes).
- What interests you about this position?
- What motivates you?
- What is your work style?
- Do you prefer to work in a team setting, or alone?
- How have your educational and work experiences prepared you for this position?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- What goals have you set for yourself? How are you planning to achieve them?
- What makes you think you can handle this position?
- What is your most significant accomplishment to date?
- Why do you want to work here? (This is where your research helps out!)
I Need A Job!
Sometimes the hardest part of your career search can be determining what kind of job you really want. At Kimco, we can help you turn your job search from “I need any job” to “I need the job that is right for me.” Check out these tips for finding your perfect job! Take a minute to ask yourself these questions:
- Do I need a job that gives me a flexible schedule?
- Do I want a clerical job?
- Do I need a job that allows me to only work weekdays?
- Do I want a job that will give me the ability to travel?
- Do I need a job that is located close to my home?
- Do I want a job that will give me high-growth potential?
Resume Writing Tips
Be sure that your resume can answer these questions:
- Is the information on this resume relevant to the employer/job?
- Are my accomplishments quantified; have I used numbers, percentages, comparisons, etc?
- Is the resume easy to read and does it have enough white space?
- Have I explained the core functions of my jobs so that anyone can understand what I did? (Have I used language relevant to the “real” world, not just company lingo?)
- Does my resume use all of the same tense, whether it is present tense or past tense?
- Have I included volunteer and unpaid jobs that I have held?
- Have I used action words whenever possible to describe job functions and accomplishments?
- Does this resume paint an accurate picture of who I am? If not, what can I add that does not involve religion, politics, race or other taboo topics?
- Has someone proofread my resume for me and given me feedback?
- Have I “cleaned” up my social media pages to reflect a professional image? (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)