Here's an insightful little list of 10 interview questions and what they really mean. A sample:
What are your greatest weaknesses?
What they're really asking: How honest are you being about yourself with us? How realistic are you? Tips: Present your weakness as a positive. Don't talk too long or emphasize your downfalls.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
What they're really asking: Will you be here for only year a before moving on, or are you committed to staying here for a while? Are you a stable person? Can you set goals for yourself?
Remember, too, that as many as 90 percent of new job opportunities don't come from standard application processes, but rather from people you already know -- and students are more than welcome to join our LinkedIn and Facebook groups.