Of course, interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking, scary, and stressful. From my experience, there are only a few basic questions you have to prepare for and all the rest are simply there to build rapport and trust.
Preparing in advance for these key questions also means you can answer most questions more naturally. Here is the list of possible questions:
1. Tell me about yourself?
2. What brings you to this interview?
3. What value will you add to our company?
4. Why should we hire you?
5. What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
6. Why do you think you are right for this job?
7. Can you work well with the team?
8. What are your greatest strengths / weaknesses?
9. What do you know about our company?
10. Why do you think this job is right for you?
11. Why do you want to work for this company?
12. What’s your salary and when can you start?
Finally, what is your experience of these 12 questions in interviews?
In a recent Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobvite, the SaaS recruiting platform for the social web found, an approximately 40 percent of the job seekers and 55 percent of the recruiters polled are active on Twitter.
Another study by iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions shows that 51 percent of jobs posted to social media can be found on Twitter.
The results of these two studies makes the microblogging and social networking site, “Twitter a unique social site and fertile ground for job seekers“. That’s why I’ve put together a list of our top experts on Twitter to help you get ahead with your career.
These are the career experts who can help you find your first or next job… and whose twitter streams are full of helpful insights into workplace trends, employment issues, and job hunting tips. Who knows—their latest 140-character tweet might lead to job search success.
1) Meghan M. Biro, a talent strategist, practitioner, speaker and author who operates as CEO of TalentCulture Consulting Group. You can find Meghan M. Biro on Twitter: @MeghanMBiro.
2) Alison Doyle, a job search and employment expert with years of experience in human resources, career development and job hunting with a focus on job searching, employment issues, and career options, as well as employment trends and technologies for job seekers and employers alike. You can find Alison Doyle on Twitter: @AlisonDoyle.
3) Jessica Merrell, founder of Blogging4Jobs, an author, speaker, HR professional, and workplace social media expert who has a passion for recruiting, training, and all things social media. You can find Jessica Merrell Twitter: @blogging4jobs.
4) J.T. O’Donnell, CEO & Founder of CAREEREALISM, a website based on the simple principle that “every job is temporary,” prescient advice for many of today’s working adults who may have seven (or more) different ones before they retire. You can find J.T. O’Donnell on Twitter: @jtodonnell.
5) Eve Tahmincioglu, a career columnist for NBCNews.com, Eve always has something fresh to offer her followers — from the latest in employment trends to the personal side of what it’s like to work in today’s workplace. You can find Eve Tahmincioglu on Twitter: @careerdiva.
6) Tory Johnson, primarily an advocate for small-business owners, Tory Johnson’s advice is nonetheless useful for job seekers and those looking to advance their careers. You can find Tory Johnson on Twitter: @toryjohnson.
7) Miriam Salpeter, a contributor to AOL Jobs, beyond keeping up on the latest employment trends, she’s also an expert in incorporating social media as part of a job search. You can find Miriam Salpeter on Twitter: @Keppie_Careers.
8) Lauren Berger, the self-anointed “intern queen” tweets all manner of advice on how to land that first internship or first job, as well as heads-up on which companies are hiring interns. You can find Lauren Berger on Twitter: @InternQueen.
9) Alexandra Levit, consults, writes, and explores career and workplace trends, her goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. You can find Alexandra Levit on Twitter: @alevit.
10) Heather R. Huhman, founder & president of Come Recommended. Heather is a well-recognized career expert, an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable. You can find Heather R. Huhman on Twitter: @heatherhuhman.
11) Susan P. Joyce has been studying, writing, and speaking about online job search since 1995. You can find Susan P. Joyce on Twitter: @JobHuntOrg.
12) Abby Kohut, a brave HR professional, talent acquisition leader, career success speaker & author. You can find Abby Kohut on Twitter: @Absolutely_Abby.
13) Anita Bruzzese, Career columnist for USA Today, Anita Bruzzese is also the author of “45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy,” a guide to help you keep your career on track. You can find Anita Bruzzese on Twitter: @AnitaBruzzese.
14) Erin Kennedy, executive resume writer, offers networking tips and the best way to create a LinkedIn profile that is sure to get the notice of hiring managers You can find Erin Kennedy on Twitter: @ErinKennedyCPRW.
15) Michelle A. Riklan, a professional resume writer and career coach. Her resume writing prowess guarantees that your job application won’t end up at the bottom of a hiring manager’s pile. You can find Michelle A. Riklan on Twitter: @ResumeWoman.
16) Karalyn Brown, a social media influencer, engaging people on topics around careers, people, HR and management. You can find Karalyn Brown on Twitter: @InterviewIQ.
17) Dawn Rasmussen, Chief Résumé Designer, a transformational career strategist, love educating and empowering people with the tools to chart their path through that forest and on to a fulfilling new job. You can find Dawn Rasmussen on Twitter: @DawnRasmussen.
18) Donna Svei, executive resume and LinkedIn profile writer. You can find Donna Sveion Twitter: @avidcareerist.
19) Emilie Mecklenborg, manage the social recruiting for Ford Motor Company Careers within the Kenexa RPO program at IBM Corporation. You can find Emilie Mecklenborg on Twitter: @EmilieMeck.
20) Shweta Khare, a Career Expert (Certified Career Coach) based in Silicon Valley, California. You can find Shweta Khare Twitter: @Careerbright.
21) Debra Wheatman, certified résumé writer and career coach, is President of Careers Done Write – a leader in professional résumés and careers services.. You can find Debra Wheatman on Twitter: @DebraWheatman.
22) Cyndy Trivella, employment brand, HR communications & talent sourcing Strategist. You can find Cyndy Trivella Twitter: @CyndyTrivella.
23) Hannah Morgan, Job Search Strategist, help people who are serious about their careers and future goals market themselves by leveraging social networks to create online visibility and a reputation of excellence. You can find Hannah Morgan Twitter: @careersherpa.
24) Dorothy Dalton, International talent management strategist. You can find Dorothy Dalton on Twitter: @dorothydalton.
25) Jessica H Hernandez, expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist.. You can find Jessica H Hernandez on Twitter: @GreatResume.
Do you have any favorite job search experts on Twitter? Let us know in the comments section below!