If you are looking for a way to pay the bills or gather some experience at an established company in a new role, you might work in a temporary position. Temp workers sometimes even transition into full-time positions with companies they love. Regardless of your work as a temporary employee, hiring managers still need to know you are a reliable employee who can carry out the needs of the position.
To get ready for your job interview, prepare answers to these common interview questions for temporary workers.
Why Are You Interested in the Position?
Even if you are interviewing for a temporary position, you need to have a strong interest in it. The interviewer wants to understand your ambitions and see what role the job plays in your desires for the future. Along with this question, an interviewer also often wants to know if you are interested in full-time employment or why temporary work is the best option for you at the moment.
What Makes a Good Work Environment?
The interviewer asks this question if he or she wants to determine what kind of job you are looking for, and how happy you would be working at their company. Additionally, the interviewer wants to know if you will be a good fit for the workplace environment.
What Would Your Previous Boss Say About Your Work?
Interviewers want to know how you work, but they also want to know more about the way you perceive your current or previous employer. Remember not to badmouth your previous employer, as even temporary employers have an expectation for some sense of professionalism.
What Do You Know About This Company?
Every employer wants to hear that you have done some research about the position or the company. After all, researching the company shows a sense of commitment to the position. If you were willing to research the company, the interviewers may perceive you as much more dedicated. If you can cite a few facts about the company to the interviewers, you may stand out among the competition.
Do You Have References?
Even for temporary work, your employer wants to see you have experience, even if they are not from the same industry. References should be people you have had a professional relationship with, even if they were not managers or bosses. A teacher, mentor, or volunteer overseer may be a good reference for a temporary position.
When Did You Make a Mistake at Work?
While you should always demonstrate an ability to grow and develop as an employee, be honest in sharing a mistake you made. Your interviewer does not want to hear that you’ve never made a mistake at work because everybody has made at least one mistake.
After describing your mistake, ensure that you discuss how you have developed since the incident or what the mistake taught you.
Do You Have Questions for Me?
Finally, most interviewers will end by asking if you have any questions about the company or the position you are interviewing for. Ask at least one question to show your interviewer that you care about the position and actively have a direction you are interested in moving. If you are stuck on what to ask, ask about the biggest challenges associated with the position or the duties of the position.
Every interview is a little bit different, but preparation is key to finding a position you love. Are you ready to find a job you love? Tulsa’s Green Country Staffing offers positions for people in all types of industries. Call our office today to get started in your job search.