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Cheat sheet: How to ace any job interview, and tackle tough questions

Aug 11, 2023 08:04 PM IST

Everyone’s got glowing resumes. But job interviews rattle everyone. We brought in the experts to explain what they’re looking for when they pose tough questions

Every once in a while, Brunch realises it needs to be LinkedIn. After all, careers are as important to its readers as food, fashion, and fitness are. There are recruiters to impress, companies to join, careers to forge.

When asked about yourself, don’t repeat what is on your resume. The company wants to get to know you as a person, so being upfront and honest is key. Articulate your experiences with examples. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
When asked about yourself, don’t repeat what is on your resume. The company wants to get to know you as a person, so being upfront and honest is key. Articulate your experiences with examples. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
Don’t claim you’ve never put a foot wrong; no one will believe it. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone fails in some way. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
Don’t claim you’ve never put a foot wrong; no one will believe it. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone fails in some way. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
Sure, you want to be CEO or the next Elon Musk. But recruiters have heard enough ambitious stock answers. Be original. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
Sure, you want to be CEO or the next Elon Musk. But recruiters have heard enough ambitious stock answers. Be original. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
If your gap year was for leisure, say that. Don’t hide details, and crucially, credit everyone who supported you during this period. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
If your gap year was for leisure, say that. Don’t hide details, and crucially, credit everyone who supported you during this period. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
To work out salary expectations. Talk to alumni or seniors who may have worked in the same position earlier. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
To work out salary expectations. Talk to alumni or seniors who may have worked in the same position earlier. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
During an interview: Breathe before you start speaking. Be clear and audible. Don’t ramble when you can be specific. Display enthusiasm over your responses and the company’s questions. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
During an interview: Breathe before you start speaking. Be clear and audible. Don’t ramble when you can be specific. Display enthusiasm over your responses and the company’s questions. (Illustrations by Malay Karmakar)
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