What was the last new task or skill you learned, and how did you go about it?
Employers ask this question to evaluate how a candidate views their own professional development.
Answer with details on how you learn new skills. Emphasize that you’re curious and continually learning new things about your profession.
Tell me about a time that you did more than what was required on the job
Your interviewer wants to make sure that you’re committed to excelling.
Give an example of a time where you went above and beyond the call of duty. This will also help show that you care about the quality of your work.
If your best friend was sitting here, what would they say is the best part about being your friend?
The purpose of this question is to bring out a sense of honesty and candor in a candidate.
Learning about what makes an applicant a good friend allows employers to get a better feel for whether or not they would fit in with the company culture.
If you could change one thing about the way you approach challenges, what would it be?
This question puts candidates on the spot, and allows hiring managers to evaluate a candidate’s self-awareness and ability to admit there are some aspects of their professional life they would like to improve.
Since humility is an important quality to many employers, a response to this question is something they listen closely to.