(Interview) Following-Up the Interview : (Opening Questions)

INTERVIEW : Following-Up the Interview:

Opening Questions

These are often non-directive questions as the employer wants to see where you will go with your answer. You should mention your relevant background, education, experience, skills, and personal attributes. Always keep in mind the position which you are applying to, and link the information to it. This is not the bulk of the interview, so keep the answer relatively brief and to the point. The most common opening question is "Tell me about yourself." Another less common opening question is "What can I do for you today?" This question "throws" many people as one's first reaction might be to think "What do you mean? I'm here for an interview!" This could be considered a type of stress question. Maintain your composure, and answer the question as completely as you can.

   Example:

"What can I do for you today?"

"I'd like to discuss with you my qualifications for the position of horticultural assistant. I believe that I am very well suited to this position because I have related education, experience, and skills."