Common Interview Questions

While no two interviews are alike, there are a few common questions that employers fall back on when interviewing a person for the first time. You can expect to hear a handful of these questions asked in each interview you attend.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to work for us?
  3. What do you know about our organization?
  4. Tell me about your strengths/weaknesses?
  5. Why should I hire you?
  6. Why did you leave or are you leaving your last position?
  7. What are your long term career goals?
  8. How would your last boss and colleagues describe you?
  9. How would you handle a situation where… think of some possible challenging situations for this job.
  10. Tell me about a time when… (See our Behavioural Based Questions section for more information on answering questions like this)
  • you had a conflict with someone.
  • you had to deal with a difficult customer.
  • you solved a problem.
  • you worked as part of a team / independently.

This job searching blog lists the 50 most common interview questions. Want more? Just try an internet search for ‘common interview questions’ and you will find a number of resources with which to prepare for the interview.

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