What To Say In A Job Interview
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July 23, 2013
Interview with Vicky Oliver, author of the book 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions
You have assume if there has ever been a hole in your resume, you have to assume that that’s going to come up in a conversation and you have to be prepared with your answer. And part of that, like if it’s a recent hole, like let’s say you lost your last job and you’ve been unemployed for 2 years, part of the answer has to be about what else you’ve been doing. It’s not enough of an answer to say, “Oh I’ve been searching for a job high and low.” You really have to talk about skills you’ve developed while you’ve been job hunting.
It’s also likely that you’ll be asked something along the lines of what’s your biggest weakness.
You have to think of a weakness that does not directly hurt the job. Like let’s say you were going for a job as a researcher, if you say that you didn’t have very good public speaking skills – that’s fine because it’s true and you won’t have to speak in public in that job.