With these trying times many people are wanting to enter employment or change occupations. That usually means facing interviews. Interviews can be rather scary for most people, even if it’s not your first time. The questions they ask you do have a purpose and are designed to evaluate your suitability for the position available. There are three main questions you may be asked and here are some examples and how to answer them:

1. What is your biggest weakness?

This question is asked to show the interviewer that you are honest and aware of your limitations and are committed to improving.

2. Tell me about yourself.

This question will give you the opportunity to show your personality. Your answers should be professional. Go beyond the information you gave in your application or resume. Highlight things you feel are important, talk about your past and your plans for the future.

3. Why do you want to work here?

This will tell them what you bring to the job you are applying for and can show your interest in the company.

Think about what the interviewer is really asking you and what they may need to know that would benefit the position you are applying for and the company. Good luck.

At the June CPN Family Reunion Festival, the CPN Veterans Organization will have an all-veterans meeting at a place and time to be announced.

Remember, our monthly Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month. In July, it will be on the 26th in the North Reunion Hall on CPN Powwow Grounds in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at 6 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there). All CPN Veterans and spouses and their families are welcome. You don’t have to be a member to attend. Come check us out and visit.

(Thank you),
Daryl Talbot, Commander