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Prepare for SEO Interview! April 27, 2019

There are occasions when the interviewer talks about himself and the company most of the time. Also, there are moments when an interviewee gets confused on how to carry the conversation. People believe that they will only need to answer a few questions and that will be it, but there’s a more technical way to gauge the SEO knowledge of the interviewee. The best way to put it is, employers are looking for people with tech skills, who have some fundamental understanding and who think in a logical and rational way. Some questions that an applicant should be prepared for are:

1.    The Most Common Question:

Tell Us About Yourself

So, what is the motive behind asking this question? Is it a question where you just say stuff prepared from a piece of paper? Of course not! It is a way to know whether an interviewee talks about himself personally, professional or they simply jump directly into their past experiences. It is essential to grasp what a respondent is thinking, so it is better to be natural instead of reciting something you have planned.

2. The Important One:

Tell Us About Your Greatest Accomplishment

This question alone holds the power to make up the mind of the interviewer instantly. Instead of replying in a false manner it is better to brief the roles mentioned in your resume. The reason is the resumes contain information like what role you had and for how long you were employed etc. but it doesn’t tell what you exactly did in that role. Questions like how you came up with that idea if you really were a part of an achievement will follow-up. It’s just a conversation so stay calm because they are just trying to be sure if you truly were a participant in something big.

3. So, Why SEO?

It is for beginners like people for entry-level positions. It is crucial to be prepared for this question because the interviewer plainly wants to know what motivated you or what made you choose this profession. Try not to say things like you needed a job, or it pays well, etc. because it’s not going to get you that job at all.

4. How You Will Diagnose It For SEO Problems?

This is for professionals, and when it comes to this, an interviewer can keep on asking then what? And then what? So, walk them through the whole process. This is where not everyone is going to answer the same way, some will take a start from crawling, and some will start from understanding the goals of the business. There are times when you are asked to give a couple of slides in which you’d mention what you will do to rank a site. Also, you can specify the usage of tools here as well.

5. Why Did You Leave Your Last Job

What You Hated The Most In It?

It is something you will be asked whenever you move to a different platform, and this is one question to which it is difficult to look for a right or logical answer. The response will be loaded with negativity, but in the industry of SEO, it is a little different. An interviewee can say that he didn’t like doing keyword research in his last office which assuredly is the central portion of SEO.

In short, there exists no job in the field of search engine optimization where you won’t need to do things you don’t like. It is a job where people with a passion for search, marketing and technology are required. It is a job where people don’t turn their thinking process off at, and it is where interviewers make sure you don’t have any clash of interests because it is more competition than just an assignment.