There are interview questions that shouldn’t stump you. In other words, you can anticipate getting some of these questions during an upcoming job interview.
There are usually several interview questions that catch a job seeker off-guard. Not that these questions are bizarre or out of the ordinary, but, the job seeker just isn’t prepared to answer them.
Common Interview Questions To Prepare for
In every workshop I deliver, I ask which questions job seekers dislike most or want help answering, these top the list every time:
- Tell me about yourself
- What is your greatest strength?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- Why do you want to work here?
- Why did you leave your job?
See suggested answers for some of these interview questions:
What Is Your Greatest Strength/Weakness
Chances are slim you’ll be asked every one of these questions in a job interview, but…preparing a solid answer will boost your confidence during the interview.
Other Questions to Anticipate
- How much did you earn in this job? (This question is now illegal in many states and cities.)
- What are your salary requirements?
- What do you know about us?
- Tell me about a time when…
For a list of behavioral job interview questions to prepare to answer, you can look at this Do You Shine During Your Interview?
Ask Questions During The Job Interview
And because a job interview is a conversation, be prepared to ask questions too! Don’t wait until the end of the interview, ask them throughout!
Here is a list of Interview Questions YOU Can Ask
Job Interview Tip
The reason I share all these questions with you is to help you know what to expect from an upcoming interview. Because if you know, that gives you time to practice. And if you practice, you’ll feel more confident!
And that, my friends, is the secret to a winning job interview!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.