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Best Resume Questions


This news story was published on January 5, 2021.
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You’ve written your resume. You got a call for an interview. Now what?

Many job seekers never realized many interview questions are resume questions in essence. Recruiters use the information you submit and expect you to answer their questions with relevant content.

So what are some of the best resume questions? More importantly, is it possible to predict and even control the questions asked? Keep reading, and you’ll be surprised.

Direct The Interview With A Resume Generator

Yes, it is possible to predict and control the interview questions you receive to a certain extent—at least the ones related to your resume.

The first step is to use an online builder when designing your resume. These apps use pre-approved templates with sections and columns. Usually, your resume should contain the following:

  • Personal summary
  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • Skills and certifications

What you write in these sections ultimately tells recruiters what questions they need to ask. Therefore, make sure your template is clean and straightforward.

Use Your Resume As The Cheat Sheet

Once you have everything filled out, export a copy for yourself. In that copy, highlight key information that shows your value to the future employer. In most cases, you should bring at least two copies of resumes to the interview.

You give the clean, unmarked copy to the interviewer if they didn’t print anything out, and keep the marked copy as your cheat sheet.

Would your interviewer be able to tell what you are doing? Possibly. But trust us. You will not be the first person doing so. Therefore, most interviewers would think you did homework for the interview, which shows you are serious about the job.

Most Popular Questions

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s go into some popular resume questions and where on your resume you can find the answers.

 

  • Tell me about yourself.

 

If you submitted a cover letter, try to recall what you said about yourself there. Otherwise, go to the summary section of your resume and start from there.

 

  • Why Should We Hire You?

 

Combine your education and employment history and highlight relevant experience. Focus on both the hard and soft skills to picture yourself as an all-rounded candidate.

 

  • What Are Your Greatest Strengths?

 

The answer to this question mostly lies in the skill and certification section. Again, focus on both the hard and soft skills, but this time only choose one or two to focus on.

 

  • What Do You Consider to Be Your Weaknesses?

 

Be careful with this question! Think back at your resume and your cover letter. Instead of weakness, focus on an area you’d like to develop in the future. Don’t bash yourself in the face in front of your interviewer!

How To Prepare For Your Interview

You must prepare for your interview, and knowing the materials you submitted is only the first step. You need to do more if you want to secure your dream job.

Here are a few extra steps you can take:

  • Research other candidates if you have access to that information. Pay attention to the skills and experience they have.
  • Research the company’s culture and mission statement. Memorize a few company milestones from the past years.
  • Understand what your future position needs. Be familiar with your potential duties.

Final Thoughts

We know this is a lot of information, but trust us, it’s not as intimidating as it seems. Start with a resume generator and highlight the key information that means the most to an interviewer.

In the end, be honest and well-prepared. Try not to stress over the interview too much, and you will do just fine.

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