Tell me about your background.

Being asked about your background is an excellent opportunity to tell a story that leads to you being the natural choice for the new job. In this episode, I show you how you can compellingly summarize your background and set yourself apart from other candidates with a simple 4-step approach.

How would you describe yourself?

How well candidates fit into the company’s culture is as important for the hiring manager as their skills and experiences. In this episode, I show you a simple 5-step approach to help you craft an answer to the common interview question “How would you describe yourself?” that shows that you are the right candidate for the job.

What skills would you bring to the job?

This episode includes a five-step approach to acing questions about your skills and qualifications. It is crucial to promote those skills that provide most value to the employer and to mitigate potential concerns in case there are any competences that are demanded but that you currently do not possess. I show you a simple way to cover all these aspects.

What is your salary range expectation?

In this episode, I will show you how to find the best strategy to negotiating your salary. There is no one-size-fit-all approach but there are some important aspects that can help you to find the best tactic, such as your aspired salary range, your leverage in the negotiation process and the right timing. All of these are covered in the four-step approach explained in this episode.

Why do you want this job?

A good explanation of why you want the job can significantly increase your chances of getting an offer. In this episode, you learn a simple, four-step approach that can help you create an answer that builds trust with the interviewer and makes employing you a win-win situation.

What are your greatest weaknesses?

In this episode, I show you five steps to answer questions – in a genuine way – about your weaknesses. These questions are usually not asked to find a weak spot to hold against you; rather, they are asked to get to know you better and to understand whether or not you are self-aware and open to improvement. In this episode, you will learn a simple, 5-step approach that can help you formulate an answer that sticks out and creates trust with the interviewer.