Most Common Interview Questions
Are you tensed for your upcoming job interview? Would you like to give a confident smile and effective answers to your interviewer?
Sure! It’s time to be prepared and just amaze them with your quick, sharp and smart answers in the interview.
Here are the most common interview questions and how you can handle them in the interview.
Tell me about yourself?
This is the first and most important icebreaker in your interview as this will make you start talking. So, preparation for this question is really, really important.
Make sure that you tell about yourself in a short and crisp manner. Add why you’re an excellent fit for the job. Start answering by telling your personal interests and experiences that don’t relate to your work directly. Just talk about your favourite hobby, your education background and your inspiration or motivations, if any.
Try to add your volunteer or internship experience and end it with your goals. You can even give a rough outline about the job which you’re applying as this will add bonus points to you.
But make sure that you give positive and clear statements.
Why are you interested in this job?
Your interviewer will check whether you are passionate about working for their company or not. They will ask you the question even to know if you’ve been here to do any job or specific role.
While you answer this question in the interview, make a note to research about the position you’re applying for and express your passion and interest towards the role and company.
What would you say are your greatest strengths?
The questions sound easy but it isn’t. This is the toughest one. Be careful while you tell about your strengths. When you are telling about your strengths, try to relate them to the position you are applying for. This will be helpful for the interviewer to easily pick you. Try to tell your achievements, your strengths. Do not be rude or arrogant while you answer this question.
What are your greatest weaknesses?
This is one of the typical questions where you need to frame your answers around positivity. Make sure you add the positive aspects of your skills and abilities an employee, turning seeming ‘weaknesses’ into strengths.
You can share your experiences which made you improve yourself.
Why should we hire you?
Okay! Now it’s time to be smart. You are convincing your interviewer about why should he/she hire you. Be confident and focused while you are answering your employer. Explain your qualifications, experiences and your specialities which suits the role, you’ve applied. Be sure that you express everything in your words with what the interviewer is looking for.
What are your salary expectations?
In terms of salary, what are you looking for? This is what you’ve to answer. You should not make yourself overpriced and get out of the list. However, you shouldn’t underprice yourself too. Review the previous pay scale as well compare your job position and answer the question.
Why are you leaving or have left your job?
Your interviewer will definitely ask this question to know the reason behind why you are leaving the job. Always stick to the facts, do not lie to your interviewer.
So, add positive lines which will give a good impression to the interviewer. This will improve the chances of opportunities to offer you the joining letter. Do not bash your current organization, colleagues or supervisor. As no company will accept negativity on other company.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Companies and interviewers always look for young, ambitious people. So, make sure that you tell them about your dream job with passions, interest and experience. Because companies do not encourage people who pretend themselves being on the same path.
Do you have any questions?
Well, at the end of the interview, most interviewers ask whether you have any questions about the job or the company. It is good to have a list of questions to express your interest, concern over the job and the company.