12  Typical Job  Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

12  Typical Job  Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

1. Tell Me About Yourself

The trick to answering this question well is to have something prepared in advance. Understand the scope of the question, the interviewer simply wants you to give them a professional summary, not to retell your childhood or list of your hobbies. 

2. When Did You Last Use ____ Skill?

The best way to do this is by asking for concrete examples of when you last used certain skills, e.g. negotiation, overcoming a challenge, turning a complaint around, fixing a budget issue, displaying leadership, etc.

3. How Much Do You Know About Our Company?

Use their “About Us” page to discover the company’s history, culture, and exactly what the services or products on offer.

4. Why Do You Want to Work for Us? / Why Do You Want This Job?

 they’ll ask you this common interview question. Focus your answer on your passion for what the company does and what will be the day-to-day tasks involved in the position

5. Why Should We Hire You?

In preparation, make a list of your most positive qualities and how you’ve applied them in the professional world. Be specific and cite examples. The more confidently you deliver this answer, the more likely you are to impress the interviewer.

6. Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

let the interviewer know that you acknowledge your mistakes, have learned from them, and that you see the positive impact the experience had on your career. 

7. What Would Your Last Manager Say About You?

The hiring manager wants to know if you’re aware of how others perceive you, and how this affects your performance. To prepare for this question, reflect on the conversations you’ve had with your manager and on your last performance review. 

8. How Would You Spend Your First 30/60/90 Days in This Role?

The recruiter wants to know what your goals are, how you will prioritize them, and how you organize yourself. That said, there is no one right answer to this question.

9. What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

it’s important to practice your answers, as other questions may lead you to discuss both. Start by reflecting once again on your past performance reviews.

10. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

If you aren’t sure about how to answer, don’t say, “I don’t know.” Instead, say that you’d like to progressively grow and develop your career by advancing within the company where you’re applying.

11. What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Read the job description carefully, and be sure that you understand all of the responsibilities you’ll be taking on so that you can justify your answer.

12. Do You Have Any Questions for Me?