Interviews: tricky, illegal, difficult, standard questions

We chose to summarize another video from the LinkedIn Learning series by Valerie Sutton, an experienced career coach, who shares her experience with tackling popular, standard, tricky, illegal interview questions.

To quote Valerie, “in the end, all questions come down to the point, why should I hire you?”. Interviewers, however, tend to phrase it in thousands of different ways.

First of all, you should know that there are 3 types of questions:

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How many planes are in the sky? (Acing interviews)

Does the thought of your upcoming interview make you shiver and your heart bump? Maybe you haven’t had an interview for a long time? Maybe you are used to being the one running the show?

Irrespectively of the reason, we encourage you to take a look at the LinkedIn Learning video sharing tricks for acing your interview. We chose the most interesting points for you as a sneak peak:

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Do’s and Dont’s of Salary Negotiations

The journey of finding a job has (almost) come to an end and you can already see yourself signing the contract and sitting in your new office? But before that prepare for salary negotiations, something dreaded by many.

So what are the do’s and dont’s of compensation negotiations?
On the top of the list – in terms of fears of candidates: that they quote too little.

Here are some more:

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What is a “job interview”? (It’s probably not what you think)

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “job interview”?

Most probably, you will picture a fancy office at a company’s headquarters, a conference room and a desk and a serious looking interviewer behind it. And you, in a suit, prepared for formal questions such as “What is your current situation?” or “What are your financial expectations?”.

And you would be right! Partially.

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