Getting an in-person interview is one of the most exciting (and intimidating) parts of the hiring process for controller jobs. It’s impossible to anticipate every question you could potentially be asked, but you can give your confidence a boost by practicing responses to some of the most common interview questions. Here a few of the top interview questions and the best ways to answer them.
- What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
This is one of the most commonly-asked (and commonly-hated) questions presented to candidates. Identifying your greatest weakness is hard enough, but confessing it to the person you want to work for is even harder
The key to answering this question is to be honest, but positive. For example, if you have struggled with organization in the past, you could talk about how you adopted a time management system in your previous position to help you manage your work more effectively. As long as you are actively working on improving your weaknesses, answering this question will not damage your chances of impressing financial headhunters.
- What Is Your Greatest Strength?
You probably already know what your greatest strengths are, so you might be tempted to blurt out the first one that comes to mind. However, a wiser strategy would be to carefully consider the top skills or attributes listed on the job posting. Figure out which ones you have, then mention the one you think the employer finds most important.
- Why Do You Want This Job?
In order to answer this question effectively, you need to research the company in advance. Learn about its goals and any current projects in the works. Then, you’ll be able to mention specific things about the company that appeal to you.
Join a Financial Recruitment Company
Before you can impress during a job interview, you need to make hiring mangers notice you. One great way to maximize your exposure is to work with a financial recruitment company. Contact Beacon Resources and find out how to get your resume in front of the right people.