Millions of people across the country are looking for jobs every day. Getting an interview is the first step but then what? Bragging about yourself on a resumè is easy but now you have to wow the panel face-to-face. And what better way to impress future employers than with lyrics from everyone's favorite new musical, Hamilton?
Here are some basic interview questions (thanks to The Muse) with the perfect Hamilton lyrics to answer with:
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
"I probably shouldn't brag but dag I amaze and astonish. I'm a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal, tryin' to reach my goal, my power of speech, unimpeachable."
How did you hear about the position?
"Sir, I heard your name at Princeton, I was seeking an accelerated course of study when I got sort out of sorts with a buddy of yours."
What’s your management style?
"I'm young, scrappy, and hungry"
Why do you want this job?
"I'm lookin' for a mind at work"
Why should we hire you?
"I was a Captain under General Montgomery until he caught a bullet in the neck in Quebec, and well, in summary, I think that I could be of some assistance."
What are your greatest strengths?
"I practiced the law, I practically perfected it. I've seen injustice in the world and I've corrected it."
What do you consider your weaknesses?
"The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish, I gotta holler just to be heard"
How would your boss/co-workers describe you?
"The Lancelot of the revolutionary set!"
What is your greatest professional achievement?
"I wrote my way to revolution. I was louder than the crack in the bell. I wrote about the Constitution and defended it well."
What is a challenge or conflict you have faced at work and how did you deal with it?
"Now you call me "amoral," a "dangerous disgrace," if you've got something to say, name a time and place face to face… Answer for the accusations I lay at your feet or prepare to bleed, good man."
Where do you see yourself in five years?
"I want to sit under my own vine and fig tree, a moment alone in the shade, at home in this nation we've made."
What’s your dream job?
"I wanna be in the room where it happens."
Why are you leaving your current job?
"If there's a fire you're trying to douse, you can't put it out from inside the house."
What type of work environment do you prefer?
"People shouting in the square"
Tell me about a time you exercised leadership?
"I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!"
How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
"I offered her a loan, I offered to walk her home…I said "well I should head back home," she turned red, she led me to her bed, let her legs spread."
Do you have any questions for us?
"How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"