Teen job interview questions
If you are looking for teen jobs then you will have to go through an interview first.
Here are the top 10 most common interview questions for teens. I have also provided some brief insight into what the interviewer is looking for and the best answers to these common questions.
1. Tell me about yourself? This is the most common opening question. Your answer is very important because this will set the tone for the rest of the interview. Here is a tip, be brief. Practice your answer and if you talk for over a minute that is too long. A good rule of thumb is to talk a little about the past, talk about your current situation (school, activities, interests, sports, work experience) and then talk about your plans for the future (college, career, etc)
2. Why do you want to work here? The interviewer wants to make sure the job is a good fit based on your interests. Be careful, some job seekers will say the wrong thing here like: because of the employee discount or because no one else will hire me. Make sure you are positive in your response.
3. What would your teachers say about you? This is your opportunity to talk about your achievements in the school setting and your relationships with your teachers. You also want to mention that you would be happy to obtain letters of reference or recommendations from your teacher.
4. What is you greatest strength? This question is pretty strait forward, talk about your communication skills or ability to interact with people. A tip is to try to relate your strength to the job you are seeking.
5. What is your biggest weakness? (I know..everyone hates this question) Here’s the trick, talk about something that you are working to improve on.
6. Are you involved in extra -curricular activities? This is a tricky question, on the surface it seem simple enough, but make sure not to go overboard because you want to make sure that they know you will have time to do your .
7. How would you handle a difficult customer? You want to make sure that you explain that you would listen first and then make every effort to resolve their problem in a friendly and respectful way.
8. Tell me about a problem or situation you had to solve recently? The interviewer wants to make sure you are a good problem solver. The trick here is to talk more about the solution and outcome then the problem.
9. What kind of experience do you have? If you have work experience talk about it and the skills that are similar to the job you are applying for. If you do not have experience, talk about your volunteer experience or other skills you have developed.
10. Why should be hire you? The interviewer is looking for you be positive and wants to make sure you really want the job.
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