The 15 Most Common Questions Asked in an Interview

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Yes! You got the email you’ve been waiting for. The company you applied to wants to bring you in for an interview. While you’ve done your research on the company and the interviewer, you also need to prepare for the general interview questions. 

While you’ve likely answered many of these before, it never hurts to brush up on solid answers and think of new or recent anecdotes to illustrate your point.

1. Tell me about yourself.

2. What is your greatest strength?

3. What is your greatest weakness?

4.Why do you want to work here?

5. Why are you the right fit for the role?

6. Tell me about a time when…

You showed leadership.

You successfully handled a roadblock.

You managed a difficult client.

You made a mistake.

You disagreed with your manager/team.

7.Why are you looking to leave your current role?

8. How do you handle pressure?

9. How do you effectively manage your time when on deadline?

10. Describe your leadership/teamwork style.

11. What is your favorite part about your current job?

12. What is a recent failure and how did you handle it?

13. What are your salary expectations?

14. What do you like to do outside of work?

15. What questions do you have for me?

Practice some (or all!) of these questions before you go into the office or log onto the video call. While you should always practice before an interview, it can help to hear yourself say your answers out loud to someone else. Not only do you get rid of any flubs in speech, but your partner can help identify where a stronger answer may be possible.

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