I Will Get a Job Recording (and answers to 30 most common interview questions)
Dear Job Seeker,
Let me tell you a little secret of interviewing for a job. To get a job of a graphic designer, you “only” need to master the following four things:
- Screening interview questions (such as what motivates you, why should we hire you, why do you want to work as a graphic designer, etc).
- Behavioral interview questions (such as describe a situation when you felt pressure in work, describe a conflict you had with your colleague, describe a time when you failed to meet a deadline with your design project, etc).
- Technical interview questions (these relate mostly to graphic design software, and your skills with the software).
- Making a great impression on your interviewers, and winning them over (convincing them that you are the best candidate for the job, and that they should hire you, and not another designer who tries to get the same job).
Wait a moment Matthew! Doesn’t the interview process differ from one company to another?
The interview process does differ – but it is only a question of form. It doesn’t matter if they interview you in a group or alone, over the phone, online, or face to face, one on one or in front of a panel, in an agency, or even informally in a restaurant.
And it doesn’t matter whether you need to pass a single interview session, or three of them to get a job of a designer.
In all those settings and scenarios, you will deal with nothing else than screening, behavioral and technical questions, and with a tough task of winning your interviewers over.
You can learn how to ace your interview – in just a couple of hours, or in a few days – the choice is yours
I bet you do not have much time to prepare for your interview. You are already browsing this website which specializes in graphic design interviews, probably the best one you can find.
So you are on a good track! And I sincerely hope that it helped you to prepare for some interview questions you will face, and to get rid of some stress.
Honestly, if you have enough time, and can tell a good interview answer from a poor one (which is not easy), you can find online everything you need to know to master screening and behavioral questions, and the art of winning your interviewers over. Two or three days of quality research and learning will do the trick.
And to technical questions – you can not prepare for them in advance–since there are thousands of them you can get. Either you can work with the graphic design software, either you know your job, or you don’t…
Focus on right things in your interview preparation
In the last days and hours before the interview, you should focus on screening and behavioral questions (becasue they are similar every time), and on learning how to impress your interviewers.
If you do not have time, however, or if you are not sure how to tell a great interview answer from a poor one, or if you simply prefer someone with ten years of recruiting and interviewing experience to tell you all of that (yeah, that’s me :)), you may consider purchasing the I Will Get a Job recording, which now comes together with brilliant answers to 15 most common screening, and 15 most common behavioral questions.
Ready to have a look and read the sample? Here you go:
1st Part: I Will Get a Job Recording
- Format: Instant download, mp3 (you can listen to it straight away, or while traveling to your interview)
- Author: Matthew Chulaw
- 13 Chapters, 56 minutes
- Published in 2014, Updated in 2017
- Average customer rating:
- (98 reviews from twelve different countries)
- Perfectly applicable for graphic design interviews
2nd Part: Interview success guide – answers to 30 most common interview questions
– Format: eBook, .PDF format (you can read it on your mobile, desktop, kindle, and you can easily print it if you want).
– Pages: 36
– Published: 2017
– Author: Matthew Chulaw, Professional Interview Coach, author of GraphicDesignInterviewQuestions.com
– Average customer rating:
(69 reviews from four different countries)
See the sample from the eBook below:
Question nr 1.: Can you tell me something about yourself?
Hint: Often the very first question, it helps the HR managers to get a basic idea of your communication skills, motivation, and interests.
It is also an ice breaker, and a good answer should help you to feel more relaxed in an interview.
The interviewers do not ask about your education, experience, personal life, or anything else in particular—you can choose what you say to introduce yourself.
However, you should remember that your choice reflects what matters to you the most. In a job interview, it should be your education, working experience, and skills, simply things that are relevant for the employer.
You can mention one or two hobbies, or something from your personal life, just to show them that you are human, and have a life outside of work.
Considering that it is only the first question, try to answer briefly. Mention the most relevant things, speak with enthusiasm. If they want details, they will ask.
I am Mario, 25 years old, and I have just finished my Masters in Economy. I enjoy team work, and I am looking for my first job, ideally in a big company. I want to learn, and meet like-minded people in work. In my free time I like to run, read, and meet with friends. I try to have positive outlook of life, and take everything that comes my way as an opportunity to become a better person.
My name is Ron, and I am a designer. I love designing new games and I look for a job that will allow me to design them. I am creative, and I also like to draw. I have a family, my children attend college, and in my free time, which is typically only on weekends, I enjoy gardening and wandering in the nature. Though in my fifties, I still believe I have something to offer for my employer, and I constantly work on improving my designing skills.
I am Michaela, and I have worked as a secretary before my maternity leave. Now, returning to work, I am looking for office manager position, or a similar job. I try my best to combine the role of a mother and the role of an employee, which is not always easy, but I enjoy the process. If I have some free time, I like to cook, read, and basically enjoy the time with my daughter.
Question nr. 17: Describe a conflict you had with your colleague
Hint: Conflicts belong to every workplace, and we can not entirely avoid them. Interviewers try to understand your attitude to conflict, if you always blame the other person, or if you can admit your mistake.
They also try to assess if you solve the conflicts constructively, or destructively, cutting your connections with the conflict party.
And they consider if you prefer a proactive approach, trying to find the compromise and solve the conflict on your own, or if you always call the manager to take care of the situation.
You should show them that you try to avoid conflicts, staying honest and friendly with your colleagues. When it happened, however (and it has for sure happened in your life at least once), show them that you looked for a constructive solution, and that you tried your best to ensure that the conflict would not affect your work, or the work of your colleagues, once the waters settled again.
One of my former colleagues did not like me. She was arguing with me all time, for no real reasons. I was a bit upset, because I had no problem with her, and I did not want to have conflicts with my colleagues, or show bad emotions on the workplace. I invited her for a coffee one day, and I apologized for my behavior, though there wasn’t much I should apologize for. But our relationship got better, and she stopped arguing with me. I believe that sometimes we have to humiliate ourselves, admitting the mistakes, even if we did not really make them. Sometimes it is the only way out.
The biggest conflict I had in my last job was with a colleague from the same working group. They had a different opinion on the methodology of our work, and they blamed me for the results we had achieved, the results that had not matched the expectations of the management. I tried to stay calm and explain them that we agreed on the methodology together, and I also admitted that they might be right, and we might try a different approach next time, with the same target group. I did not go into an argument with them, and I did not take their accusations personally. Conflicts belong to every workplace, and I count with experiencing them here as well.
It’s my first job application, but I understand that people may argue with me, from both logical and illogical reasons. But I would do my best to build friendly relationships in the workplace, and I hope to help to minimize the number of conflicts we experience with the colleagues.
—– end of the sample—–
So, there you have it. I do not want you to buy a pig in a poke. You saw the sample, (two questions out of thirty in the book), and you have likely read the content of this website. You should be able to tell if I have something to offer, if I can help you to succeed, and get a great job of a designer.
If you are still not sure, however, you can have a look at few reviews:
I struggled to say anything in an interview, I was so stressed, it is hard to describe. But after listening to the I Will Get a Job recording I knew what to do, and how to present myself in the interview. I got rid of stress, started to talk, and eventually got a job in a local digital agency. Thank you Matthew.
Simon Higgins, London
I am not very talkative, so I struggled to “sell my skills” in an interview. However, after understanding the attitude I should demonstrate in an interview, I easily got a job of a creative designer. And the eBook was also excellent. My boyfriend actually studied it before his marketing trainee interview, and also he got the job. Sending greetings from Jersey…
Jenni Andreas, New Jersey
My friends told me that my communication skills were bad, and I would fail in an interview. But I did not get discouraged. I did more than the other job seekers, I purchased your interview package and practiced my interview answers. I felt good in my next interview and got a full time job, finally!
Anthony Carol, Colorado Springs
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I hope to help you to succeed in your interview, to get a job of your dreams, to earn big, and to enjoy life. :).
Thank you, see you in an interview!
Matthew Chulaw, Your personal job interview coach, author of the website
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