While you cannot read minds or predict exactly which questions you will be asked at your job interview, it does not hurt to know the most common ones. After all, there are certain questions which an employer definitely wants to know about you and you can expect that you will be asked about these things. Behavioral questions are especially common, no matter what job you are applying for. And while it is good to be prepared, it is important that you don’t mug any answers and sound like a robot when that particular question is asked. That just comes across as uninteresting.
Read on to find out the 20 most commonly asked interview questions!
1) Can you tell me a little about yourself?
2) How did you hear about the position?
3) What do you know about the company?
4) Why do you want this job? Why this particular profile?
5) Why should we hire you? Why would you be a good fit for this job role?
6) What are your greatest professional strengths?
7) What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
8) What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement?
9) Tell us about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, and how you dealt with it. What did you learn from that situation?
10) Where do you see yourself five years down the line?
11) Why are you leaving your present job?
12) What are you looking for in a new position?
13) What type of work environment do you prefer?
14) Tell us about a time you exercised leadership?
15) What do you like to do outside of work? What are your hobbies?
16) How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
17) What kind of salary are you expecting?
18) What do you think we could do better or differently?
19) What are your future goals? Tell me about your short-term and long-term goals.
20) Do you have any questions for us?
This sums up our list of 20 most commonly asked interview questions. Try going through these kinds of questions before your interview and think about what your answer will be. It could be a good idea to jot some things down so that it is easy to go through before interviews. And remember to answer truthfully and not according to what you think the recruiter is expecting. A fake response shows during the interview and leaves a bad impression! Make sure that you talk about relevant skills and certifications, wherever needed. All the best!