How to conduct an interview and write a great profile

Questions to Ask When Profiling Someone
  • Tell me about where you grew up and what your family life was like.
  • How did your parents influence you?
  • Where did you go to school?
  • Who have been your strongest influences in life?
  • How did you come up with the idea for your business?
  • What led you to your career?

How To Introduce Yourself In An Interview! (The BEST ANSWER!)

TYPO3 Community Writers Program – Tutorial 1: Interviews

To create compelling content marketing, we need convincing stories. In the Community Writers Program for TYPO3, we’re demonstrating how someone can be successful using TYPO3. The best examples will paint a picture for the reader about someone they can relate.

When you can quote your subjects, in their own words, you have the best kind of content.

  • Quoting an expert’s answers to the right set of questions, helps us create expert-level content without being experts ourselves.
  • Quotes also provide testimonials, proof-points, and supporting info that can be reused in other articles—and link back to the source—providing another link to further strengthen the network of content you’re creating. This improves organic search results, and builds credibility around a topic area.
  • What do you think makes a great interview? Pick an example you like and consider why you like it. Here’s one from – Sustainable websites make sustainable businesses – This is an article about the importance of relationships, and the profile emphasizes that. This profile shows how Jochen Weiland’s open source community involvement leads to business success.

    What are your plans if the company doesn’t hire you?

    This question can show the interviewer that you plan out your career objectives to support your overall goal of finding the right career. Your answer should showcase your ability to plan ahead, self-evaluate and set goals that keep you advancing in your career.

    Example: “I have always wanted to earn my masters degree in business analytics, and I have already applied to two programs. Whether I am working full-time, part-time or attending school full-time, achieving my masters is something Ive been planning to do for several years now. Working here, though, can be a tremendous support for my masters coursework and my skill development as a business analyst.”

    3. Can you describe yourself in three to five words?

    Try to relate this answer back to the job description. Contrary to what you might think, providing a word that recognizes a flaw (as long as its not too big) will show the interviewer that you recognize the areas you need to work on.

    Example: “If I could describe myself in three to five words, I would say that I am loyal, passionate, funny and cautious.”

    2. What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?

    The key here is to provide relevant strengths and irrelevant weaknesses. Try listing three strengths and two weaknesses. These questions are what influence the interviewers decision to hire, so try to come up with unique answers that are relevant to the industry. There are two ways to effectively address weaknesses:

  • Give a weakness that is unrelated to how well you will perform the job.
  • Use humor, and say something like “eating French fries.” This will break any tension, create a lasting impression and likely catch the interviewer off guard.
  • Example: “I would say that some of my strengths are that Im an effective communicator, detail-oriented and hard-working. As for my weaknesses, chocolate is definitely one of them. But I also find myself being too empathetic, and taking on the weight of other peoples problems, which can be draining.”

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