Top Interview Questions Most Common

Most candidates break out in a cold sweat at the mere thought. How do I prepare? What are they going to ask me? What should I ask them? Those are just a few of the questions that run through the mind of the average interviewee.

Tell Me About Yourself: Interviewer Favorites

If you’re the interviewer, there’s a lot you should already know: The candidate’s resume and cover letter should tell you plenty, and LinkedIn and Twitter and Facebook and Google can tell you more.

The goal of an interview is to determine whether the candidate will be outstanding in the job, and that means evaluating the skills and attitude required for that job. Does she need to be an empathetic leader? Ask about that. Does she need to take your company public? Ask about that.

If you’re the candidate, talk about why you took certain jobs. Explain why you left. Explain why you chose a certain school. Share why you decided to go to grad school. Discuss why you took a year off to backpack through Europe, and what you got out of the experience.

When you answer this question, connect the dots on your resume so the interviewer understands not just what you’ve done, but also why.

Why Do You Want to Work Here??

“I want to work here for several reasons. Having researched your company it is clear you support your employees, you have ambitious plans for the future, and you are responsible for everything you do.

I want to work for a company where I will feel proud to go to work every day, and where I will be pushed and challenged in my role because this will help me to continually develop as a person.

Finally, I want to work here because you have a track record of achievement. We spend a lot of time at work and I want that time to be put to good use with a successful organization.”

Why should we hire you?

Ans: If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set, I ensure to complete them within the stipulated time.

Reasons behind leaving your last job?

Ans: In order to enhance my skill set, I am looking for better opportunities.

 Why have you been unemployed for such a long time?

Ans: I enrolled myself for some advanced personality development course with some freelance work.

 Tell me your ability to work under pressure?

Ans: I keep myself calm and focus on multitasking while being patient.

 What are your expectations from the job?

Ans: Professionally advancement and good future.

 Describe your management style?

Ans: I will be constantly keeping  tab of assigned work with my subordinates and seniors, finishing the assigned job before deadlines.

 Are you a team player?

Ans: Yes, The team which I was part of have successfully completed the projects within deadlines.

 What irritates you about co-workers?

Ans: I believe in teamwork. Even if I find anything irritating, I try to avoid it unless it personally affects me.

 How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

Ans: As long as I feel challenged professionally.

 How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Ans: I see myself in a senior position managing an important portfolio of this company.

Do you consider yourself successful?

Ans: Yes, apart from appraisals I think I have earned a bunch of good colleagues in my life.

 What is your weakness?

Ans: I concentrate on one thing at a time.

 What is your strength?

Ans: I am a quick learner and a great team player.

 What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?

Ans: It doesn’t matter till I learn something new in every project.

Do you have any question for us?

Ans: No Thanks Most of Time unless there is any genuine doubt?