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Get that job today - How to answer the top 10 most asked interview questions

Sarah Simpson

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12 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Top 10 interview Q's video 1 intro

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    • 2. Top 10 interview Qs video 2 Q1

      8:36
    • 3. Top 10 interview Qs Q2

      5:47
    • 4. Top 10 interview Q's Q3

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    • 5. Top 10 interview Q's Q4

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    • 6. Top 10 interview Q's Q5

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    • 7. Top 10 interview Q's Q6

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    • 8. Top 10 interview Q's Q7

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    • 9. Top 10 interview Q's Q8

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    • 10. Top 10 interview Q's Q9

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    • 11. Top 10 interview Q's Q10

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    • 12. Top 10 interview Q's Summary

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About This Class

This is your ultimate guide to answering the top 10 most asked interview questions. By the end of this course you will be prepared, confident and focused. As a result you will stand out for all the right reasons! 

See https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FbZA6nVyzhxMng1s0jQXrpHc0ajd8pOjsBXTPoVho6s/edit?usp=sharing for class videos outline 

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Master how to answer the top 10 interview questions today and get the job you deserve.

  • know your baseline starting point 
  • understand and appreciate the top 10 most asked interview questions
  • appreciate why interviewers ask them
  • understand the reasoning behind each question
  • understand and appreciate what makes a poor answer
  • examine in detail examples of poor answers
  • understand and appreciate what makes a skilful answer
  • examine in detail examples of skilful answers
  • describe what key sources of pre-interview there are
  • practice and answer in turn using the unique templates I have designed
  • complete a post course critical learning exercise to see how far you have come

A adaptable, powerful skill set that will see you through any new job or promotion interview

Learning how to answer the most frequently occurring interview questions puts you 'ahead of the pack'. Estimates suggest that there are between 85-160 candidates per job. You owe it to yourself to be the best you can and this course will ensure you are just that.

Transcripts

1. Top 10 interview Q's video 1 intro: Hi. Welcome to this course on how to answer the top 10. Most asked questions. My name's Sarah. I've had the fortune or sometimes the misfortune to interview many different people. Nothing anyone says or does surprises me anymore. And it is amazing how many people have not prepared for the specific role or company they are interviewing for and how many people are unable to answer. These top 10 most asked questions. Estimates suggest that there are between 85 on 160 applicants per job. Therefore, it is vital that when you get short listed, your interview is phenomenal and you become the obvious candidate for the role. The following information and activities are designed in order that you can ace that interview. We will look at what each question is designed to achieve on why the interviewer has asked it. Poor answers, skillful answers. And finally, each question will have an activity for you to undertake to practice what we've learned in the videos. The questions we're going to look at our these ones tell me about yourself, and this is usually the first question that you will be asked. No matter which job you're going for water. Your weaknesses or this can sometimes be asked is What is your greatest failure? Water Your strengths. Why are you leaving your current job or your current role? Why did you apply for this position, or why do you want to work for them? Where would you like to be in five years? Why should we hire game? What salary are you expecting? How do you explain a gap in your employment? And in this one will also cover what happens if you've actually been fired and finally again. And it's usually the last question an interview will ask. Do you have any questions? We'll also look at the key sources of information that you need to have examined and researched prior to the interview and how everything in combination could give you a polished, concise, focused on positive performance. All this will mean that you will stand out from the crowd and ensure that you remembered. But for all the right reasons, If you have any questions, please let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, please enjoy the course 2. Top 10 interview Qs video 2 Q1: in this video, we're going to look at the first question on, As I said in the introduction, This is often the question the interviewers will start with, and it's this one. Tell me about yourself. We'll look at why it's asked poor aunt, skillful answers and also an activity for you to complete. Let's look at the first of these, then. So why might an interviewer asked this question. This question is, there said, is often the 1st 1 that the interview will ask, and indeed, around 80% of interviews start with this seemingly innocent question. It is often referred to as a stress question, which can either induced silence or long, ill considered ramble. If you are prepared, this could be an absolute dream. Question answered. Well, you can set the scene for great interview. They want to know if you can give them what they need. Essentially, so what would poor examples Bay? Poor examples would include things like your hobbies, home life, ancient history, personal matters, reading your CV verbatim into the words word for word as well as things that cover controversial subjects such as politics or religion. And this is an example of that. So someone who says I'm 38 years old married, have three Children, which take up a lot of my time. And I love reading and knitting, which we hear very often when we're interviewing is something which tells the into your Absolutely nothing. Another example of a poor response is to give a cliche answer. So, for example, I'm a team player. I have excellent communication skills. I am the best sales person ever. Another example of a poorly answered. Tell me about yourself. Question. Is this one. My family moved to London six years ago on my mom thought I'd be good. It sells marketing because I'm always talking. Then, after uni, my dad's friend had a company. So I got a job there, and now I want to move on because I've heard there's going to be redundancies. The main rule that you must remember when you're answering any interview question is that you have to sell what the interviewer on the company wants to buy. So always have this in the back of your mind. So a skillful example would give these examples on overview a logical progression off you and your career, and how crucially, you match their needs in order to ascertain what they want. These air. Some of your sources of information on these sources will become your best friends while you're researching your organization that you want to work for or the role. And these are the strategic plan, which is usually 3 to 5 years. The job description, annual reports, company newsletters, articles and social media. The company website, industry specific sources, newspapers on the outside environment. I've put newspapers on there because I don't suggest you ever go for an interview without having other the day before or the morning off. Just check to make sure there's nothing in the news that relates toe either the industry or the specific company that you're going to interview for so examples of skillful answers you need to market yourself. And how are we going to do that? Well, we want to know what your strengths are. You self confidence, reliability, enthusiasm and leadership. What personal characteristics and skills have you got that translates into career strengths ? Can you use real life examples to back up and illustrate the points that you've made? And crucially, can you match your skills and experience to the company's wants, needs, problems and goals. So here's some more examples. I'm a self starter at X Y and Zed company. We had a problem with over ordering and waste, so I designed a new system which reduced costs on wasted by 30% saving us $200,000. This example uses what we call a past present future formula, and you can see that any completely would like to have reduced costs and wasted on their want list. So let's have a look at another example. I'm an English major with five years experience in online broadcasting. For my current employer, I developed an online news bulletin, which has a worldwide audience of over 100,000. Although it is continuing to grow, I see you have plans for your growing online media presence on. I would very much like to be passive that journey and expansion. And here's another one. I am a computer science major at the University of Cambridge. Last summer, I interned for a start up in Canary Warf London. Here I worked as part of a team of five that developed software that identifies students at risk of leaving based on course performance six scores in the Greater London area currently used. This software on demand is rapidly growing. For the first step in my full time career, I would like to work for a larger software developer with more. Resource is so I can continue to drive growth and impact on a greater number of people. And for good measure. Here's another one again the first degree in marketing from Oxford and have worked for the company X finds out for the last five years. I have led a 20 strong sales team for the last three years, and during that time we have increased sales year on year and to date have brought in £2 million of new business. It is this experience that I would like to bring to your organization. The trick I would like to tell you about here is to stop speaking where you would like to be asked more. So, for example, I recently designed a new insert Your product here, which was really interesting challenging on, increased our sales by 15%. What you want to do here is stopped at this point. Therefore, you've ended on a positive on. It's a great place for the interview to ask you to expand. What I'd like you to do now is to please complete that. Tell me about yourself. Activity. I have designed a template to ensure you cover on. Consider all the elements we've discussed in doing so. You will end up with a personal commercial if you like, which lasts around 60 seconds and start your interview in a very positive way and ensures that the tone of the rest of the interview is very upbeat. In the next video, we'll be looking at What are your weaknesses? 3. Top 10 interview Qs Q2: The second interview question that we're going to look at is what are your weaknesses? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful examples and also finally in activity. So why is it asked? Well, this question is known as a negative or behavioral question on. Unsurprisingly, it's designed to uncover problems or nerve candidates. The key is to give your answer a positive spoon. The interviewers, essentially assessing your ability to take risks, face challengers and quizzically reflect on and then change the way you do things. So there's two different elements to this. You, you can either be asked, What are your weaknesses or a variation? What is your greatest failure? A poor answer would include being painfully honest, going through a long list of all your shortcomings or trying to be funny. I would hope that it went without saying, but unfortunately, after interviewing many candidates, it doesn't seem to that being a comedian does not always go down well. And these are some of the examples you want to stay clear from. I'm a workaholic. I worked too hard. I'm a perfectionist. I am too motivated. I don't know when to stop or the funny version, or what people think is the funny version off saying something like chocolate cake or I haven't got in a or I haven't got any, have you and throwing the question back to the interviewer. The skill in answering this question is to avoid mentioning weaknesses in skills that I directly related to. The role you've applied for a better way of tackling this is to use a weakness that you have already overcome. This shows commitment to self development and how you can act upon on undertake critical reflection. Let's have a look at some examples then, and we'll start with Poor Examples festival. The usual mistake that people make is to say that either they have never failed or describe a minor mistake rather than a failure. Unfortunately, this could show to the interviewer that either you don't or can't set goals that you are being dishonest or hiding something. You have no self awareness or don't take responsibility for your actions, and even more concerning to the interviewer. Maybe that you blame other people for your mistakes. A great way of answering this and answering it skillfully is to use what we call the star template this. Make sure you give a concise answer that avoid showing weaknesses in the skills that the interviewer is looking for. So let's have an example. The S T of star is for situation and task. So describing briefly your situation and this could include the background story A for approach, what happened and why. Ah, for results. So again, what happened? But more importantly, what positive outcomes came as a result of you reflecting learning lessons or thinking differently? So let's put an example into this star template. In this case, we're looking at a project so snt situation and task. The project should have been ours, but we took our eye off the ball. A approach the issue waas. We took it for granted that the project waas in the bag as we had a good relationship with a client. Ah, results. The lessons learned was to never take a client for granted and settle foreign. It will do pitch. I can honestly say that since then, my client relationships and presentations have been outstanding, and this has led to a record client growth of 25% in the last year. So as you can see, although We're describing a weakness. It actually ends up looking like a positive. So now I'd like you to complete the water. Your weaknesses. Activity. I provided you with a blank star templates, if you would like to use it, which will ensure you cover and consider all elements and turn any witnesses into a positive, which is obviously going to be the ideal situation for you in the next video. We're going to look at the third question you could be asked, which is What are your strengths? 4. Top 10 interview Q's Q3 : the third question, We're going to look at these. What are your strengths? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful answers on as we've done with arrest. The questions will finish with an activity. So why might it be asked? Well, you don't have a huge amount of time in an interview toe. Answer this. So what you need to do is pick a couple of key points and don't be too arrogant or too humble. Remember how in question one we looked at marketing yourself when we looked at? Tell me about yourself. Ask yourself, Did you help your organization save money time, Bring in new clients, develop new products or become more efficient in any way? If so, explain how, but be aware that most accomplishments are achieved as part of a team or department. So please don't make it sound as though you single handedly turned the situation around. Are executed a triumph by yourself. Unless you actually did interviewers CA nominee detect someone who takes credit for others . Work on this will not go down well. Poor answers include taking credit for the work of others, not providing examples, so making sweeping statements which are not backed up. Being too arrogant or to humble are not selling yourself or rambling without giving any clear information. This is something that people often say. I'm a good motivator. However, you need to back this statement up by itself. This is a poor answer, so let's have a look at a skillful answer. Skillful answers are based on a couple of well chosen skills that crucially match what the interviewer wants. Remember the rule that we saw before, which was sell what the employer wants to buy. So let's take that. I am good at motivating people that we saw earlier, which by itself was a poor example. Look at how we can convert it into a skillful answer. I am good at motivating people. In the last year, I have developed a training skill sharing on recognition program. The result has been a 15% increase in employee retention, which has saved an estimated $30,000 and has seen an increase in employee satisfaction rates on our annual survey. Could you please now complete the what are your strengths? Activity. I have provided you with a template to ensure you cover and consider all elements of this question on this will ensure you end up with a focused, interview centric answer, which is concise and well communicated. In the next video, we're going to look at the fourth question, which is, Why are you leaving your current role or job? 5. Top 10 interview Q's Q4 : hi, and welcome to question for Which is why are you leaving your current role or job again? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful answers and finally will conclude with an activity. So let's have a look at why it's asked first. Basically, the interview wants to know your reasons for leaving on Justus. Importantly how you can articulate them. And if there is any indication that you may spell trouble for any future employer, poor examples of this include giving a high negative response, lying badmouthing either your manager, colleagues, company or customers giving the reason that it was due to a personality clash or that people just didn't get on with you or that you weren't understood. So examples of this would include I can't stand my boss. I don't like the work I do nobody likes. May I always get overlooked for promotion on? The customers were really demanding potential employers will presume, rightly or wrongly, that if you bad mouth a current or previous employer, you are likely to do the same to them in the future. And don't forget that in today's social media environment, you can easily make comments that could go global or viral. Save your job horror stories for your friends and relatives in a face to face setting. So let's have a look at some skillful approaches. So what you need to do is take the approach of staying positive about your current role, or employees talk about why it's time to move on. What you have learned on acceptable reasons, which include wanting greater responsibility, more professional growth, new or more challenges as this shows the drive for ambition and motivation. Or you may want a larger or indeed, a smaller organization to work for, which gives you greater specialization. Let's have a look at a couple of skillful examples. I've learned a lot from my current role, but now I'm looking for a new challenge to broaden my horizons and to gain new skill set, which I see in this job. I have grown with my employer as far as I can. I want to go further, and I believe that this is possible with you. Please, could you now complete the activity? As with the other questions I provided you with a template to ensure that you consider uncover all the elements of this question this will ensure that you will end up with a focused, potential employer based answer, which is concise and well communicated. In our next video, we're going to look a question five, which is why did you apply for this position? 6. Top 10 interview Q's Q5 : Okay, so we're halfway through the questions now. I'm wrong to question five. Why did you apply for this position? We'll look at why it's asked breakdown poor and skillful examples and conclude with an activity for you to practice what we've gone through. So why would someone asked, Why did you apply for this position? The interview wants to know what it is about their company specifically, that makes you want to leave your current position on work for them and also how well you can communicate this. In order to answer this question, you need to have done your research prior to the interview. Sources of information that often prove very useful are the company strategic plan, which is usually between three and five years. The job role responsibilities on description. And don't forget. Of course, this includes skills that you must have, as well as those that are desirable. Annual reports and company newsletters, articles, social media, the company website, industry specific sources on newspapers. You should never go to an interview without checking, either in a newspaper or online as to whether there is anything that has broken in the news . Within the last say, 24 48 hours. By doing so, this shows a potential employer that you are current on up to date. So let's have a look at some poor answers. These include being flippant, non specific or trying to be a comedian in general, showing no real reason behind your application to their specific company. So let's have a closer look at some poor examples the 1st 1 then, because it pays more. And I've heard this one several times in interviews the 2nd 1 because you advertised in the local paper. Both of these, as you can see, show no real thought and no real desire to work for them specifically. So, conversely, let's have a look at some skillful examples. These would include such things as more responsibility, more opportunity. And as I've said, the central premise in your answer has to bay what's most interesting about the role or company. Answers could include a higher salary, but please ensure that this is not the primary focus of your answer. Let's have a look at the skillful in a little bit more detail. The position offers more responsibility, challengers and interesting opportunities as well as the highest salary because it's on the cutting edge of technology because you are the industry leader. All of these ensure that you don't bad mouth your corn employer or role. A new give a logical, well thought through argument as to why you want to work for this company specifically. So please complete the why did you apply for this position, activity and again us. For the rest of the questions are provided you with a template to make sure you cover on. Consider all elements of this question, including your skills, what the interviewer wants and your key sources of information. In the next video, we're going to look at the sixth question you could be asked, which is, Where would you like to pay in five years time? 7. Top 10 interview Q's Q6: on to question six then which is? Where would you like to bay in five years time? We're going to look at why it's asked poor and skillful answers and also completed activity . So let's take whites asked. First, I would guess that you don't know where you're going to be in five years time, and neither made the interviewer. Life would be much less complicated with a crystal ball. However, you will want to er on the side of caution on, say that you expect to be with the same company. The interviewer is looking for indications that you are ambitious, career orientated and committed to a future with their company. They also want to see if you are realistic about your career goals on the steps that you would need in order to reach them. So let's have a look. A poor response. It's best not to mention particular roles and job titles rather concentrate on the work itself. On police. Don't be tempted into being a comedian. Stay clear of responses such as these. So the interview asks you, Where would you like to be in five years time? Please don't say doing your job lying on a beach or not here, and you're probably thinking that these are things that you would never say. However, these are all things that I have heard, said a special in People Get stressed during interview. Conversely, then let's have a look at some skillful answers. You can explain that you want to be in a position where you continually develop skills, talents on responsibilities that can best serve the company. Remember, relate this back to the information search you have carried out prior to the interview in which you were able to ascertain what the company wanted. So let's have a look at a couple of skillful examples in more detail in five years time, I would like to have an even more in depth knowledge of this industry. Ultimately, I would like to be in a management role where I can use my people skills on industry knowledge to benefit the people working for me on the company as a whole. Here's another example. I am passionate about making a long time commitment to my next position. Judging by what you have told me about this position, it's exactly what I'm qualified for looking to do in times of my future career path. I'm confident that if I work with my proven diligence, opportunities will open up for May. It's always been that way in my career, and I'm confident I'll have similar opportunities here. Okay, So what like to do now is please complete the Where will you be in five years time activity . I've summarised the key information approach you need to take in order to provide an optimum answer. So please use the template that I provided for you in the next video. We're going to look a question seven, which is why should we hire you? 8. Top 10 interview Q's Q7: on to question seven then, which is? Why should we hire you again? We'll look at whites asked. Poor and skillful answers on will break these down in a bit more detail and finally will conclude with an activity. Let's start with whites. Asked fast. The interview is looking for an answer that reiterates your qualifications. Highlights what makes you unique up cells your positive personality traits, as we spoke about in one of the first videos when we looked at marketing yourself. And it's also asked in order that you can show how you can benefit the company. Remember, you must provide evidence to support your answers. Let's have a look at some poor examples. First, the interviewer is not looking for a general recap off the job role description. They already know this as they probably wrote it themselves. They don't want you to bad mouth. Other candidates show outright arrogance. Give a full verbatim word for word, re read of your Seve A or tell them why the job will benefit. You was opposed to them. Poor examples would bay. I'm the best candidate for this job. I'm fantastic on my current employer will miss May I need the money. This job is near my house. I've always been interested in what you do. One of the aware stances you can give is the one at the top, which I've often heard, which is, I don't know. Unfortunately, this gives the impression that if you don't know why the employees should hire you, then the chances are they're not going to. Conversely, then let's have a look at some skillful answers. Remember, you must provide evidence as to how your qualifications, skills and traits match the advertised roles and responsibilities. Our search, the job description and strategic plan will probably be your best sources of information. Some of the reasons you may want a job may not be why the interview will hire you, so you need to give an answer that's tailored around their needs and not yours. Let's break down a skillful example. I understand your primary need is to find someone who can manage the sales and marketing off your book publishing division. You said you need someone with a strong background in large volume book sales. This is where I've spent most of my 10 year Korea. I know the right contacts, methods principles are marketing techniques as well as any person can in our industry, and I can make a huge contribution to your company. Let's have another look. A skillful example. You should hire me because I have considerable experience on success in international healthcare sales. I know from your strategic plan that your company is looking to expand its operations outside its national market. In my current role, I successfully opened up markets in China and India, resulting in a 40% increase in sales. Please complete. Now the wife should we hire you activity. I have provided you with a five point templates to ensure you cover all the relevant carriers. In the next video. We're going to look a question eight. Which is what salary are you expecting? 9. Top 10 interview Q's Q8: all right. The question is, what salary are you expecting again? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful answers. I will also finish with an activity, and in this activity will also cover what happens if you're us to negotiate your salary. Let's have a look at why is asked first, The interviewer in this case wants to know what you think you're worth, what they can get away with paying you. And if you have done your research and can navigate through a potentially difficult conversation, please be aware that some companies will sometimes phrase this question in the more directs blunt manner off. How much do you think you are worth? Don't worry. The answer you give will be the same as we will discuss here. And please don't let the direct nature of this version put you off. Candidates often fear this question for two main reasons. If you go too high, you may fear that you will automatically be out of the running. Conversely, if you go too low, you may devalue your worth and will be held to ransom with a low salary or even be out of the running. Because the interviewer wonders why you're prepared to settle for such a low salary. Poor answers would not give a specific value, would go too low, would given expensive range or range, which is too large or would lie about your current salary. Poor examples, therefore, would bay. I currently earn 30,000 so I'm now looking for 35. Whatever you are offering, I earn and then insert a salary, which you don't actually earn, so that could be a starting point. If you get to the interview and don't know this information, you can ask the interviewer for their salary range and based your answer on this. So let's have a look at some skillful examples. Your expected salary should be based on two main factors, namely your experience on which geographical location the job would be based in. If you get to the interview and don't know this information, you can ask the interviewer for what their salary ranges on. Base. Your answer on this. Okay, so let's have a look at two examples on this is the first. I'm more interested in the role itself from the pay that said I would expect to be paid the going range for this role on based on my eight years experience. So I think a fair salary, given the high cost of living here in New York City, would pay. And then, obviously you give you a salary range, which is quite a narrow one. Another example. With bay. I've done some research and found that the average salary for a and then you can insert your occupational role in there ranges from on again will give a a range of salaries per year in this geographical area. I am not set on a specific number, and I'm willing to negotiate, depending on the specific responsibilities and duties involved. So what do we do if there's room for negotiation? In this case, you need to know what your lower limit is or the industry maximum for. The role is and then put forward a range on non specific figure. You need to go midpoint of this range and not at the lower end. Let's have a look at an example. Them if you're lower limit is 50,000. The industry max is 60,000. Ask for mid fifties. If you ask for a range between 50 and 60,000 you will no doubt get the lower end of this, which could be as low as 50 on maybe 52,000. So please, now complete the what salary are you expecting activity? I have given you a four point template to ensure you cover all the relevant areas. I have also given you a template in order that you can write a salary negotiation response in the next video, we're going to look a question nine. Which is how do you explain a gap in employment? Enjoying this video will also cover what happens if you bean fired from your job. 10. Top 10 interview Q's Q9: ninth question in our top 10 interview questions is, How do you explain a gap in your employment? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful answers and also on activity on, As I said at the end of the last video within this section will also cover what happens if you've been fired from a job. Let's start with why it's asked. That is very basic level the into your just want you to fill in the blanks. In addition, ask yourself, could what you've been doing in those gaps be beneficial to them? And can you articulate this without hesitation, appearing to be untruthful or apologetic? Poor examples. Then poor examples would include giving a negative answer or one that blames someone else as well as being unable to explain or lying are all approach is best left at home. Therefore, examples of poor approaches would bay. No one would high May. For some reason, I kept getting us to leave. My previous employer had it in for me from day one. I spent 12 months traveling because I wasn't ready to settle down. I don't remember most of it. On the other hand, let's have a look at some skillful examples. You must have a sound but truthful reason for not working or having a gap in employment. You want to highlight factors which have prolonged your search for the right role through your own choice. On these may include raising Children gave me further qualifications or training a period of self employment, freelancing or consulting, owning your own business, volunteering, exploring or traveling the items on the list that I put the Asterix next to her all things that you can add to your CV timeline. Let's have a look at a specific example. Lamb. I took six months out to immerse myself in a different culture and feel I've not only gained a new perspective, but I've also learned some valuable life lessons. I'm now ready to start focusing on my Korea. Here's a second example. It was my first time in sales, and I wasn't meeting my goals. I now know I'm not a sales person, but every trained in marketing and have successfully gained a first class degree, which I am really looking forward to putting into practice. As I know, this is a key part off this role and finally for good measure. Here's 1/3 example. My previous employer was forced to make a series of cuts and had a first in last out policy . Unfortunately, I was relatively new to the company on was made redundant, but I'm proud of what I achieved during my time there. And this can be reinforced by my previous manager, who has provided one of my references. But what happens if you've bean fired? Obviously, this is more difficult to explain. You need to describe that you are now looking for a role which requires different strengths to the one that you needed in your previous role, if you can. And sure, these new strengths match those that the interview and needs emphasize the steps you have taken to correct any past issues and how this is actually a positive thing on a positive benefit to the employer. On the interviewer, a skillful way of answering the Why have you been fired? Question is, after my job was terminated, I made a conscious decision not to jump on the first opportunities to come along In my life . I've found out that you can always turn a negative into a positive. I decided to take the time I needed to think through what I do best. What I most want to do on where I'd like to do it. I then sought out those companies that could offer these opportunities such as yours, please. Now complete the how to explain employment gaps, activity and also how to explain being fired. I've given you a four point template for each answer to ensure the you cover all the relevant areas the interviewer is looking for. The next video is going to look at the last of our 10 questions, which is Do you have any questions? 11. Top 10 interview Q's Q10: hi and welcome to our attempt. The question which is, Do you have any questions? We'll look at why it's asked poor and skillful examples and also will conclude with an activity. So why is it asked? Well, this is usually the last question that you can expect during an interview on. I cannot overestimate how important it is to have some intelligent questions, toe asked the interviewer. Otherwise, you may sound dull, uninterested, unable to communicate. The interviewer wants to know how well you can communicate. Are your questions well considered unprepared from your point of view? Is the candida. This is your last chance to leave the interviewer or interviewers with a great impression of you? This said poor examples would include not asking anything. As this could demonstrate. Poor communication skills are not being prepared. Asking questions about salaries, benefits on holidays are also a no no. On these could leave your interview with a negative last impression of you. So more examples of poor answers would bay, the interviewer asks, Do you have any questions? And you say either No, o e, I don't think so, Or how many holidays will I get on the other hand. Skillful examples. Leave your interviewers with a positive optempo impression off. A. If you know in advance who your interviewer or interviewers are on, have researched them. You can ask a question based on their area of expertise. This will leave them with a positive image of you, and you will come across as a great conversationalist with well developed into personal skills. Having questions already prepared makes you appear motivated to excel in the interview, generally organized, prepared and put together. If all else fails, asked the interviewer, If they need any further clarification on your qualifications, experience or skills, let's have a look at some further skillful examples. Examples of skillful questions you could ask include those related to this, lest on, I'll just leave the list up for you to read. Although it has to be said, the specific question will obviously relate to your industry or sector. So what are good sources of information Strategic plan, which is usually 3 to 5 years, your job role and responsibilities and description on your reports, company newsletters, articles, social media, company, website, industry specific sources on newspapers and I put this list in the supplementary information as a pdf file. So for the final question, then please complete their Do you have any questions? Activity? As with all the other questions I have provided you with a template that you can use if you wish. So that brings us to the end of the questions. In the next video, we're going to summarize what we've learned so far throughout this course. 12. Top 10 interview Q's Summary : Okay. So this is our final video in which we will recap what we've covered so far in this course . The questions recovered. Watch. Tell me about yourself. What are your weaknesses or your greatest failure? What are your strengths? Why are you leaving your current job? Why did you apply for this position? Or why do you want to work for us? Where would you like to be in five years time? Why should we hire you? What salary are you expecting on? We also looked at the art of negotiation in this video. How do you explain a gap in your employment? And we looked What happened? If you'd been fired and finally question town. Do you have any questions? We've covered a lot in this course, but there are five main rules to remember. What ever question you're being asked the 1st 1 Be positive. This means being positive about yourself in your skills. But also your previous employees, customers and work colleagues do your research. We've talked a lot about the different sources of information on research you could undertake on. I put a copy of all these potential sources as a pdf document in the supplementary information. Sell what the employer wants to buy. Your questions must be based around what the employer wants and not what you want. Practice your answers so they become spontaneous. Ah, lot of people say to May, I don't like to practice because it sounds exactly that. I guess that you've been practicing. However, if you go into an into and haven't done so, you'll look ill prepared and you will leave a negative impression of yourself. You must know what employer wants needs on what their problems. Remember those key sources of information that we spoke about articles, newspapers, social media, annual reports, company, website and newsletter. Industry specific sources. Strategic plan on the job role and responsibilities. You should not be going for an interview without having researched some but probably all of these different elements. By taking on board these five rules on the pre interview information search, your answers will be more rounded on your communication skills will appear much more advanced, so I'd like to thank you very much for watching. I'm sure this course in the videos have been helpful and insightful on. I wish you the very best of luck in all your future interviews, please do not hesitate to contact me if I could be of any further help or assistance in the future. Take care. Bye.