How To Interview

By Luke Lukose

Being interviewed can be tough. But a tough and good interview can only happen with a great person asking the questions.

The interviewer in most cases has the toughest job when it comes to a job interview. They have to make the toughest questions to find out if someone is fit for the job.

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, “It gives you and the employer an opportunity to exchange information to determine whether you are a good match for the position and for the company.”

A good interview is really based on the questions the interviewer asks. A common question that a lot of big name companies ask is, “Why are you here.”

According to bloomberg.com, a lot of interviewers ask this question because they want to gauge whether the person wants to work for the company or is just seeking a job.

Also according to bloomberg.com, another common question interviewers like to ask is, “What is your passion?” Passion leads to success, and many interviewees who could not answer the question have been let go in many companies and businesses.

Another big tip that a lot of well known interviewers ask from the their interviewees is to dress appropriately. According to a writer at Forbes.com, dressing nice is huge for a first impression.

“Appearance affects hiring decisions and plays a major role. Hiring managers need to be able to visualize you in that position they are trying to fill” says the writer.

Dressing nice is important but so is what one does after a interview. According to Forbes.com, writing a thank you note once a interview is done is also very important. A personal touch is very valued when it comes to decision time.

At Hopkinton High School the interview process is very important according to Vice Principal, Justin Pominville.

“I have done interviews for a variety of positions in school just in general,” Pominville said. “The number one thing you want to see is you want the person to walk out of the room having a good picture of who they are. It’s really important you ask questions that represents the heart of who they are as a person.”

Pominville also gave some good tips on how to be a successful interviewee.

“Interviewees have to their homework and actually the know what the company or business they are applying too. A lot of times I have had interviewees who were not prepared at all and had no idea they were talking about. I have also had candidates that seemed to act too scripted and to a point that they did not act natural.”

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