The most common interview questions are often the toughest to answer. As someone who has little interview experience, going into a job interview can be nerve-racking. Preparation is important and being aware of these common interview questions is great. A tip for success would be to practice interviewing for a job either with a friend or solo and answering some of the questions mentioned in the articles below. You’ll certainly feel more confident!
Before diving into answering some of the most common interview questions, it is important to start at step 1! Brushing up on your interview skills is a great way to start. Remember to do your research on a company and position before going into an interview! Check out more ways to improve your skills by giving this article a read.
Common job interview questions can be some of the most difficult to answer, that’s why they’re probably asked so often! This one is especially tough. How are we supposed to know where we are in 5 years? So much can change in that time frame! What if your answer isn’t what they’re looking for? Don’t worry, because there is no right answer to this one, but there are good ones! Find out how to wow the hiring manager with your honest answer here.
Everyone has experienced failure at some point. Failure and mistakes can feel bad in the short-term, but they are some of the best learning experiences. Mistakes help us grow! So when answering this one, never say that you can’t recall a failure. Think of one prior to the interview in case you’re asked and be sure to explain how you’ve overcome said failure. Hiring managers want to see that you can overcome and learn from your mistakes.
Problem-solving is important in every job you will encounter and hiring managers want to see that you have the problem-solving skills needed for the job you’re seeking. Check out the 3 most common related questions in this article from The Muse and how you should be answering each one!
Strengths and weaknesses are brought up in almost every interview. These can be tough because you don’t want to sound like you’re cocky, but you also don’t want to sound like your weaknesses are overpowering your strengths. Forbes has some great tips when addressing both strengths and weaknesses during an interview in this article.
Not only are your answers important, but so is your personality and body language. Your verbal and nonverbal communication should reflect what you’re expressing during an interview. Positivity, a smile, and great posture are just a few great ideas to help persuade a hiring manager that you’re the best fit. The more eager and passionate you seem, the better!
Whether this question is asked or not, it is implied during the interview. Of course, you should already go in knowing why you should be hired and why you’re the right fit for the position and company! Check out some tips on how you can persuade a hiring manager that you’re the best candidate for the job here.
We hope you walk away from this link roundup feeling more confident about interviewing! Your wheels should be turning thinking about all of the great answers you can use to wow the next hiring manager or employer you interview with.