Practice answering these questions before going into your job interviews — you’re going to encounter them at some point.
The point of a resume is to qualify yourself as a potential candidate for a company’s open position. You introduce yourself and your skills, as well as indicate your interest in the job. But the interview is to prove to the organization that you’re the right person for the job, as well as for the organization to show how it fits with your career goals and expectations. Having an in-person or over-the-phone conversation can quickly reveal if both parties are on the same page, or if there’s a serious disconnect.
“Our job is to make sure it’s a good fit for the company, but I also want to make sure it’s a good fit for the candidate,” says Khalil Robinson, regional recruiter for Asbury Automotive Group. And to do this, interviewers often have favorite questions and conversations to suss out the situation.