My most important advice on this question is to prepare your answer. Being prepared will help with your confidence levels during this nerve-racking time. If you’re prepared for this common question, you can focus on other aspects of the interview like what questions to ask or how you see yourself working for this company. The interview is your opportunity to close the deal on this position so be confident, be yourself and be prepared!
Shannon Niedzwicki, director of Career Services for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region, writes an occasional series of columns on finding jobs and succeeding in the workplace. For more information, email Niedzwicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.