We’re almost three months into 2021. If you are in a job search, you’ll need to be prepared to answer some of these trending interview questions that my clients are getting right now.

1. Tell me about a challenging problem you had to solve. How did you do it?

Elon Musk has been asking this in every interview, and other companies are following suit.

2. Tell me about a failure.

Amazon asks everyone this question. Hint: It’s not meant to be a gotcha question! Rather, they want to know if you take calculated risks.

3. What are some of your key accomplishments thus far in your career?

Make sure the accomplishments you choose to highlight connect to the challenges of the position for which you are interviewing. Also, you need to tell compelling stories! Vagueness doesn’t lead to job offers. I will make sure that your stories “snap, crackle, and pop.”

4. What can we expect from you in your first 90 days if we hire you?

This question can separate the candidate who gets the offer from the one rejected. You need to assure that hiring manager that you can hit the ground running. Make sure you talk about building relationships, too!

5. Describe the biggest change you ever dealt with on the job. How were you a change agent?

The only constant in companies today is change. Be able to talk about how you masterfully handled it in the past and thrived.

These are only a sample of the questions that are being asked right now. Why would you gamble your preparation for an important interview that could make or break your next career step? Let’s talk about how I can get you prepped, confident, and ready to take charge in all of your interviews – and then help you to negotiate a top compensation package, too.

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