- The interviewer does not want to know your life history.
- He or she wants you to explain how your background relates to doing the job.
What Are Your Major Strengths?
- This is a direct question with a little hidden meaning.
- These are the skills employers are most concerned about.
What Are Your Major Weaknesses?
- This is a trick question. Most job seekers don't handle this one well.
- If you discuss what you don't do well, you may not get the job. If you say you have no weaknesses, the interviewer won't believe you.
- The interviewer wants to know that you have learned to overcome them so that they don't affect your work.
Why Should We Hire You?
- If you don't have a good reason why someone should hire you, why will anyone?
- This question is not often asked so clearly, but it is "the" question behind many other interview questions.
How Does Your Previous Experience Relate to the Job?
- Requires a direct response.
- The employer is really asking, "Can you prove you have the experience and skills to do the job?"
- The question is directly related to the employer's expectation on skills and training.
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