Considering how important the face-to-face interview is in determining whether or not you’ll receive an offer of employment, it would be nice if you had a strategic edge before the interview even begins.
Well, you can!
That’s because over the years, hiring officials have asked the same questions so often that they’ve practically become part of the standard interview protocol. With the help of an article on TheMuse.com website titled:
“How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions,”
we have a list of the questions you’re most likely to be asked during an interview.
Those questions are as follows:
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
How did you hear about the position?
What do you know about the company?
Why do you want this job?
Why should we hire you?
What are your greatest professional strengths?
What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work and how you dealt with it.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What’s your dream job?
What other companies are you interviewing with?
Why are you leaving your current job?
Why were you fired?
What are you looking for in a new position?
What type of work environment do you prefer?
What’s your management style?
What’s a time you exercised leadership?
What’s a time you disagreed with a decision that was made at work?
How would your boss and co-workers describe you?
Why was there a gap in your employment?
Can you explain why you changed career paths?
How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
What would your first 30, 60, or 90 days look like in this role?
What are your salary requirements?
What do you like to do outside of work?
If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?
How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?
Are you planning on having children?
What do you think we could do better or differently?
Do you have any questions for us?
Not only does TheMuse.com article list all of these questions, but it also provides the best way to answer each one.
Be sure to check out the article for more information and advice.
The more prepared you are for your interview, the greater your chances of success—and of getting the job!
Time Staffing Inc.