Be Prepared for Tough Job Interview Questions

Be Prepared for Tough Job Interview Questions

Be Prepared for Tough Job Interview Questions

"You're talented, but what have you accomplished?"  You must demonstrate deliverables you've contributed or how you influenced successful initiatives.

If you think you can write your own job ticket because you're a tech whiz, think again. Many hiring managers understand that superior talent is worthless if the employee has a bad attitude, isn't a team player, has poor people skills or isn't motivated to do top-notch work. As a result, many hiring managers ask even IT stars some really tough questions during the job interview. To give you a taste of what you can expect from potential employers, we offer the following nine questions that you may be asked. It's better to be prepared, right? Even if you're not looking for a job right now, these questions can help you understand what it takes to be a valuable employee. Talent is just one of the many capabilities and qualities that managers look for in well-rounded employees. The following questions are adapted from a list created by Lou Adler, president of the Adler Group, a performance-based hiring consultancy. Adler is also author of the recent book The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired (Workbench/available now) and the bestseller, Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams (Wiley/2007).

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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