How to answer 1000 different interview questions

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Apr 16

If you do a search on “interview questions,” you will see hundreds of ways to answer interview questions. Looking at the list, though, and you would think you have to write out hundreds of different answers to the interview questions. Memorize them, practice them and get ready for the interview.

Unfortunately, hiring managers are people and to program in hundreds of answers in your head merely sets you up for failure when the interview happens.

Remember, there are only three answers to interview questions:

  • can you do the job?
  • will you love the job?
  • will you fit in with the manager and team?

That’s it.

So the way to answer a 1000 different interview questions is to frame your response to answer one of the three interview questions. It’s that simple — and that hard.


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.