It would be great if you knew exactly which questions your interviewer will ask you. The best we can do is give you the most commonly asked questions. We recommend you prepare for these questions so you’re comfortable with them, but not to have a canned response.
Can you tell me about yourself?
Make this a brief synopsis about your recent accomplishments. Many people go off on a long rant about their personal and professional lives. What your interviewer cares about most is what you’re currently doing and how it applies to the position.
What do you consider your weaknesses?
What the interview is trying to do is gauge your honesty. Mention something that you struggle with but are working to improve on. Don’t mention that you are perfect or that you work too hard. Employers can see right through those answers.
Why are you leaving your current job?
This is a tough question you can count on being asked. Keep your response positive and try to avoid saying anything negative about your past employers. Many great candidates have lost out on a new job by making the mistake of talking badly about their past job. An employer will assume you will talk negative about them as well. Instead, frame it in a way that shows the position you’re interviewing for is a better fit than your past positions.
Why do you want this job?
Companies love hiring people who are enthusiastic about the job. Take this chance to point out particular areas where you’re a good fit. If the job fits in with your career, mention that too. Employers like knowing that a new hire is looking for a job for the long-term, not just a temporary fit.
Why should we hire you?
This is the best interview question to showcase your skills and sell yourself to the hiring manager. Here is your opportunity to talk about your previous accomplishments and how you can fit in with their team.
How did you find our company?
If you found out about the position through somebody who works at the company, here is your chance to name drop. If you found out about the company through a job board, mention what part of the job caught your attention.
Use these questions to practice and feel more confident going into your next interview.
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