Are you in a job interview in the near future? Are you ready? The best way to prepare for an interview is to take the time to go over the most common interview questions you will be asked and examples of the best answers. Knowing what to say can take away a lot of interview stress.
Prepare for the interview
You do not have to memorize an answer, but give yourself time to think about how to react. The more you prepare, the more confident you will feel in a job interview.
If you are not sure what to expect in an interview, take the time to review this job interview review and these tips on how to prepare for your job interview.
Questions and answers to a job interview
Here is a list of frequently asked job interview questions with examples of the best answers for you, your career and experience, your new job, your salary, what you have to offer your employer, and your goals for the future.
Questions about you
Interviewers will ask questions about you to gain insight into your personality and determine if you are suitable for both the job and the company. These are open-ended questions that give an employer the opportunity to demonstrate that you are qualified for the position.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What is your strongest point?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- What makes it unique?
- Tell me about something that is not on your resume.
- How will your greatest strength help you perform?
- How do you handle failure?
- How do you handle success?
- Do you consider yourself successful?
- Why or why not? How do you handle stress and tension?
- How would you present yourself?
- Describe a typical work week. Do you feel good?
- Are you willing to fail?
- Are you willing to move?
- Define your work ethic.
- Define your work style.
- Do you work well with others?
- Will you take your work home?
- How do you differentiate yourself from the competition?
- How do you take care of yourself?
- Who do you compare yourself to?
- How does this job fit with your passion?
Questions about leaving the job
Employers almost always ask why you left or left your job. Be prepared with an explanation of why you are moving forward. Make sure the reasons you give match what previous employers have to say about you if they contact them for a reference.
- Why are you quitting your job?
- Your motivation for seeking a new job?
- Why were you fired?
- Why did you leave your job?
- What have you been up to since leaving your previous job?
How to make the best impression
The first impression you give in a job interview will be the most important. Hiring managers can determine whether or not you are a good candidate within minutes of your interview. These tips will help you make a great first impression.
A decent appearance is important for success. What you wear to the interview is important because you don’t want to wear too little or too much. A three-piece suit can be just as out of place as shorts and a t-shirt. Choose the right clothes carefully and don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer if he’s not sure what to wear.
Arrive on time or a little earlier. You definitely don’t want to keep the interviewer waiting, so arrive on time or a few minutes before your appointment. If you’re not sure where you’re going, try taking a test run ahead of time to find out how long it will take to get there.