They have read your resume, but they may still inquire about your experience, or education. They do it for two reasons:
- To assess your real level of experience. People can write anything on their resume, but once it comes to discussing details of their jobs, only those who really did something can talk about their working duties, achievements, failures, and things they learned along the way.
- To see what matters to you, and if you focus on good or bad things when talking about your working experience.
Let’s have a look at the second point. Some people will talk about problems they had with their former bosses or colleagues, or claim that they left the job becasue people who worked with them were not competent.
These job candidates will rarely succeed in an interview, becasue nobody wants to employ people who complain about something all time.
Talk nicely about your past, focus on relevant experience
Try to focus on the good things. Try to present yourself as an optimistic and enthusiastic person, someone who will easily get along their new colleagues.
What is more, try to talk about relevant things, and achievements (if you achieved something in the past). Let’s have a look at one good answer:
I have worked at STARBUCKS during the summer. I really enjoyed this job, though the workload was heavy. I think the customers enjoyed my service, and I made many friends in their ranks. We had a good relationship with my colleagues, and I was a little bit upset that the job was seasonal. But it helped me to learn to work quickly, I improved my observation skills, and now I look for my first full time position.