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14 Most Common Job Interview Questions And Answers To Help You Get Your Dream Job

"This is arguably the most common query interviewers, the world over, like to ask. So you ought to be prepared beforehand with a brief statement, before attending the interview."

Pierre Vasseur

Pierre Vasseur

Prosperity Genie & Writer at OverSavvy
He may not live in a lamp, but his know-how when it comes to careers and entrepreneurship is nothing short of magical. Fueled by espresso and never seen without a pair of his signature striped socks, Pierre spends his free time playing with his dogs and dreaming up the next big thing. The best part? He won’t limit you to just three wishes.
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Wouldn’t it be awesome if you knew beforehand the exact questions a hiring manager will ask in an interview? Well, unfortunately, each interview is distinct in its own right. However, there are a number of frequently asked questions you can prepare for to improve your success.



Here are 14 of the most common job interview questions and answers to help you get your dream job.

1. Tell us more about yourself?

This is arguably the most common query interviewers, the world over, like to ask. So you ought to be prepared beforehand with a brief statement, before attending the interview.

Confine your answer to your professionalism, unless you are required to do otherwise. Focus on your career accomplishments, the various posts you’ve held, and how both are relevant to the job you’ve applied for.

2. Why did you leave your previous job?

Most Common Job Interview Questions

Always remain positive regardless of the exact circumstances regarding how you lost or quit your previous job. Never badmouth your former employer, boss or colleagues. Try to respond with positive replies like you wished to expand your career horizons.

3. What kind of experience do you possess relevant to this field?

Elaborate on the experience you have which qualifies you for the job. If you don’t have any, say you are both ready and willing to gain some if permitted.

4. Do you regard yourself to be successful?

Respond with an affirmative response and shortly expand on the reasons why it is so. For instance, you could say you have set a number of professional objectives, have managed to realize some and are working on the remainder.

5. What do your previous colleagues have to say about you?

Most Common Job Interview Questions

Arm yourself beforehand with a quote or several from your former colleagues. Both a verbatim or paraphrased answer can be ideal.

6. What do you know about this firm?

You should have done your homework before the interview to be able to answer this question satisfactorily. Find out all you can about what the company is all about, its core values, work ethics, the number of employees and key players.

7. What have you done to improve your professional knowledge in the last year or so?

Endeavor to list tangible and relevant professional activities you might have undertaken.

8. Are you applying to other organizations?

Always be frank, but don’t spend too much time on this question. Maintain your focus on the job and what you can bring to the table.



9. Why do you wish to work for us?

Candor is definitely a must when responding to such a question, and it will be effortless for your interviewers to detect if you are not honest. Make sure you link the job to your long-term career objectives.

10. Do you know anyone who works for us?

You will need to be well conversant with the company’s policy in regards to relationships among its workers. Make sure you only mention a friend or acquaintance who is highly esteemed in the organization.

11. What is your projected salary for this job?

When faced with this critical question, try your best to circumvent it. Instead of naming a specific figure, offer a broad range of salary, which would be acceptable to you. When pressed, state that it will have to depend on the exact duties and roles you will be expected to take up, if your application is successful.

12. Are you a team player

Always respond in the affirmative, and have a few instances or tangible evidence close at hand that can prove you have previously worked successfully in a team setting. Try to focus on your contributions to the success of the team rather than individual input.

13. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

There are numerous good replies you could offer to this particular question. Still, you will have to remain upbeat and list the professional skills as well as abilities you hold close to heart.

Generally speaking, this could include being able to think out of the box, leadership qualities, time management skills and so on.

As for weaknesses, what the interviewers wish to ascertain, besides identifying unacceptable shortcomings, is the level of self-awareness you have attained and your honesty.

Think of something you routinely struggle with but are in the process of dealing with. For example, you could say you are not a good public speaker but are taking significant steps to address the concern.

14. Do you have any final questions for us?

Try to use this opportunity to ask one or two questions that you prepared beforehand that maybe weren’t addressed in the interview or to delve deeper into something that may have been highlighted earlier. Alternatively, you can simply ask for feedback on how well you have done in the interview.

Conclusion

These 14 questions are certainly not the only ones that you may find yourself answering, but they are definitely some of the most common ones. Being prepared for the questions you may face in an interview is very necessary if you want to give yourself an advantage over other potential candidates.

Juts remember, even though you will have rehersed your answers beforehand, try to let your answers flow freely without sounding scripted. Good luck!

Pierre Vasseur

Pierre Vasseur

Prosperity Genie & Writer at OverSavvy
He may not live in a lamp, but his know-how when it comes to careers and entrepreneurship is nothing short of magical. Fueled by espresso and never seen without a pair of his signature striped socks, Pierre spends his free time playing with his dogs and dreaming up the next big thing. The best part? He won’t limit you to just three wishes.


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