Updated: May 30
Upcoming job interview? Don't stress! We have complied a list of common job interview questions below for you to practice. Don't forget, you actually need to practice to be prepared.
Can you tell us about yourself?
This question is often used as an ice-breaker and to give the interviewer an overall picture of who you are. It’s important to focus on your relevant experience, skills, and qualities that make you a good fit for the role, but tell this information as your story. A chronologic list of your education and accomplishments is boring. Choose the most pertinent pieces of information that you want to share with the interviewer and present that information as a story about your life. Keep your answer concise and to the point, highlighting the most important information.
Why do you want to work for our company?
This question is used to determine if you have done your research on the company and if you have a genuine interest in working there. Make sure to do some research on the company before the interview, and be prepared to discuss why you’re interested in the company and what you admire about it.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
This question is a common one and is used to gauge your self-awareness and ability to self-evaluate. When discussing your strengths, focus on the skills and qualities that make you well-suited for the role. When discussing your weaknesses, be honest and try to provide a concrete example of how you’re working to improve upon that weakness.
What relevant experience do you have for this role?
This question is used to determine if you have the experience required for the role. Be sure to focus on the skills and experiences that make you a good fit for the job, and provide specific examples from previous jobs or volunteer experiences to back up your points.
Can you give us an example of a difficult situation you faced and how you handled it?
This question is used to gauge your problem-solving skills and ability to handle difficult situations. When answering, provide a specific example, explain the situation and how you approached it, and discuss the outcome. Make sure to highlight your problem-solving skills and positive qualities such as adaptability and determination.
Do you have any questions for us?
This question is a great opportunity for you to ask the interviewer questions about the company or the role. Make sure to ask thoughtful questions related to your conversation.