One of the reasons for conducting a job interview is to find and hire the right person for a position. First, the interviewers want to know the answers to these three critical questions.
Are you the right person for the job?
Before your potential employer offers you a job or a position, the interviewer or the hiring manager wants to know if you are the right person for the job. In order words, do you have what it takes to get the job done? Do you have what it takes to be part of this company, this group, or this team? Do you have the right qualifications- knowledge, skills, and others?
Are you ready to do the job?
Just because you meet the requirements to get the job done doesn’t mean you are ready for the job. The interviewers want to make sure that they are hiring the right person who is ready to do the job for which the candidate is hired to do. This is a motivation question. The interviewers want to know: 1) Do you have the motivation to do the job? 2) Is this the job you really want to do? 3) Are you enthusiastic about the job? And, 4) Do you have the right attitude?
What is your level of fitness?
When they talk about fitness, they are not talking about getting in shape, or going for a walk. They are talking about cultural fitness, organizational fitness, person-environment fitness. The interviewer wants to know if you can join their team. If it is the right culture for you, congratulations!