Every interviewer is different and their exact questions may vary. By preparing answers for these common interview questions, you can develop compelling talking points to make a great impression during the first 5 min. in your next job interview.
1. Tell me about yourself.
Tip: Your interviewers has seen your cv and still will likely to start out with a question about yourself and your background to get to know you. Start out by giving them an overview of your current position, success or activities, then provide the most important and relevant highlights strength/skill from your background that make you most qualified for the role.
2. Why do you want to work here?
Tip: Interviewers often ask this question as a way to determine whether or not you took the time to research the company and to learn why you see yourself as a good fit. The best way to prepare for this question is to do your homework and learn about the products, services, mission, history and culture of this workplace. In your answer, mention the aspects, visions, goal, values and products/services of the company that appeal to you and align with your career goals. Explain why you’re looking for these things in an employer.
3. What interests you about this role?
Tip: Like the previous question, hiring managers often include this question to make sure you understand the role and give you an opportunity to highlight your relevant skills. In addition to thoroughly reading the job description, it can be helpful to compare the role requirements against your skills and experience. Choose a few things you particularly enjoy or excel at and focus on those in your answer.
4/ Why are you leaving your current job?
Tip: There are many reasons for leaving a job. Prepare a thoughtful answer that will give your interviewer confidence that you’re being deliberate about this job change. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your current or previous role, focus on the future and what you hope to gain in your next position. Never criticize your present job and employer.
5. What are your greatest weaknesses?
Tip: It can feel awkward to discuss your weaknesses in an environment where you’re expected to focus on your accomplishments. However, when answered correctly, sharing your weaknesses can show that you are self-aware and want to continuously get better at your job—traits that are extremely attractive to many employers. Remember to start with the weakness and then discuss the measures you’ve taken to improve. This way, you’re finishing your answer on a positive note.
6. What are your greatest weaknesses :- Tip: It can feel awkward to discuss your weaknesses in an environment where you’re expected to focus on your accomplishments. However, when answered correctly, sharing your weaknesses can show that you are self-aware and want to continuously get better at your job—traits that are extremely attractive to many employers. Remember to start with the weakness and then discuss the measures you’ve taken to improve. This way, you’re finishing your answer on a positive note.
7. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Tip: Understanding how you imagine your life in the future can help employers understand whether the trajectory of the role and company fits in with your personal development goals. To answer, provide general ideas about the skills you want to develop, the types of roles you would like to be in and things you would like to have accomplished.
8. Why should we hire you?
Tip: While this question may seem like an intimidation tactic, interviewers generally bring this up to offer you another opportunity to explain why you’re the best candidate. Your answer should address the skills and experience you offer and why you’re a good culture fit. Its good to talk in numbers and figures with your successful projects and awards.
9, What is your greatest accomplishment?
Tip: It’s easy to get hung up on figuring out your single most impressive accomplishment. Instead, think of a few achievements that showcase your work ethic and values. If you can, pick examples that also tie back to the job you’re applying for. The STAR method is a great tool to ensure you highlight not only your role but how you drove business results. The STAR interview method is a technique that helps candidates prepare for interview questions that determine whether they will be able to handle specific situations associated with a job. STAR stands for: situation, task, action and result.
10. What can you bring to the company?
Tip: This question is similar to, “Why should we hire you?” A strong answer will demonstrate the skills you have to be successful in this role as well as your potential to bring a new perspective to the business. Explain why your skills, experience and characteristics uniquely position you to advance organizational objectives. Your achievement with numbers.