Most Commonly Job Interview Questions and Examples of the Best Answers

Preparation they say precede success. It is difficult to succeed without adequate preparation. Are you haunting for job? It’s important to be prepared to respond effectively to any question that the employers usually ask. These questions are common, they usually follow a pattern with the purpose of knowing who is best fit for the job. Employing you as a manager, your employers will expect you to be able to answer these questions smoothly and without stammering and hesitation.

Below is the list of most commonly asked job interview questions.

1. Tell us about your self

Actually what they want to know is not only your name or your origin. The interviewer wants to convince why you’re an excellent fit for the job. Start the answer by giving a information about yourself without focusing too much, or too little on your personal information.

It is best if you can start by sharing some of your personal interests and past experiences that may not relate to work, such as a summary of where you grew up or your favorite hobby or a your education and what motivates you. You can even share some fun facts just to make make the interview interesting. But you must study the interviewer, know how serious he or she is and how you can break the atmosphere and take charge of their mind.

2. Why should we hire you

Here your employer wants to know if you the best applicant for the job The employer also wants to know if you have the confidence to defend your competency and also to test your communication skill in tandem to your academic qualifications. Be prepared to defend why you’re the applicant who should be considered.

3. What is your greatest strength

This is one of the questions that disqualify majority of applicants. Every employers usually ask to know your extent of endurance and what will let you tender your resignation at slightest offense. When asked about your greatest strengths, it’s important to discuss the attributes that will encourage you to persist on the job when challenges arise, and what you will do come out victorious set you apart from other candidates.

4. What is your greatest weakness

This is another typical question interviewers usually ask. Ensure frame your answers with positive aspects of your skills and abilities as an employee without lying because you need employment, turning your seeming “weaknesses” into strengths.

5. Why do you want to resign from your current job

This information is very important for every hiring manager. They use your answer to determine if you are fit for their service. When asked about why you are leaving your current position, be plain with the facts, direct and focus your answer on the future and how you will be beneficial to them, especially if your decision wasn’t under the best circumstances.

6. What are your salary expectation

The question may sound simple, but it is very important for hiring manager. He wants to know what you expect to earn in comparison with position you apply for. You need to be careful of what you price here because your answer can knock you out of competition for the job if you price yourself higher than normal and if you underprice yourself, you may get shortchanged with a lower offer.

7. Why do want this job

Most applicants will quickly say they want the job because they want to make money, then that will be the end of interview. How you answer this determines if you will get the job or not. Take time before the interview to study about the company, do some research on the products, services, culture, vision, mission and what could possibly be the greatest challenge they are currently facing. Be specific about what makes you a good fit for the job, how you are going contribute in solving the challenge and mention aspects of the company and position that appeal to you most.

8. How do you handle and pressure

You cannot separate stress and pressure from work. Your interviewer will want to know how you can handle situations when things do not go smoothly as planned.

Do not claim you never, or you rarely experience stress. Instead, formulate your answer in a way that acknowledges workplace stress and pressure and the possible method you use to manage them when the arise.


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