Business Article Summary
November 3, 2006
How To Answer Any Interview Question.
By: Perri Capell
The article that I chose is called how to answer any interview question, by Perri
Capell. This article was taken from career journal dot com, under job hunting. The
author starts off the article by telling the reader that it is possible to answer any interview
question an employer could possibly ask you. The simple solution is to be prepared by
knowing how to direct the conversation to the topics you want to cover.
The next part of the article goes on to say that most people don't realize that their
purpose isn't to sit there and hope the right questions will be asked. Instead they need to
formulate two or three key messages that they want to convey to the employer. Unlike
politicians who ignore press questions and then change the subject, job candidates must
respect and answer the employer's questions directly. Again diligent preparation is
necessary to effectively answer any interview question.
Some of the other tips the article gives is to study hard and learn as much as
possible about the job that you are applying for. Learn all you can about the employer
and the executives beforehand so you can answer the questions better. You can also use
this information to make your qualifications fit the job better. A good example of this is if
a company is going through a rough time financially, you can say that not only did you
make good products or services, but that you produced them on time and under budget.
In conclusion I thought this article was very good at explaining how good
preparation and knowledge of a company can assure that you can answer any interview
question. This article can also be used to answer questions at any type of job interview.
And remember if you make a mistake continue on with the interview with confidence,
References: Perri Capell. (2006). How To Answer Any Interview Question. Retrieved November 3, 2006, from
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