Category Archives: Common Job Interview Questions

Do you have any questions for us? | Common Job Questions

This one tends to come up every time. Have some questions prepared. This will show you have done some research and are eager to know and learn as much as possible. You probably don’t want to ask more than three … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

Regarding salary, what are your expectations? | Common Job Questions

This question is always a tricky one and a dangerous game to play in an interview. It is a common mistake to discuss salary before you have sold yourself, and like in any negotiation, knowledge is power. Do your homework … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

Why should we hire you? | Common Job Questions

This is an important question that you will need to answer carefully. It is your chance to stand out and draw attention to your skills, especially those that haven’t already been addressed. Saying “because I need a job” or “I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

Are you willing to travel or relocate if necessary? | Common Job Questions

This is something you need to have very clear in your mind prior to the meeting. There is no point in saying yes just to get the job if the real answer is actually no. Just be honest as this … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

Have you ever had to bend the rules in order to achieve a goal? | Common Job Questions

Beware of this type of question! Under no circumstances is it necessary to break company policy to achieve something. Resist the temptation to answer and give examples, as what the interviewer is looking for is to determine how ethical you … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

Tell me about a suggestion that you have made that has been successfully implemented. | Common Job Questions

Here the emphasis is on the implemented. You may have had many brilliant ideas, but what the interviewer is looking for is something that has actually materialized. Be prepared to briefly describe how it went from an idea to implementation … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

What kind of decisions do you find most difficult to take? | Common Job Questions

There is no right or wrong answer here. The logic behind this type of question is that your past behavior is likely to predict what you will do in the future. What the interviewer is looking for is to understand … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

What has been your biggest professional disappointment/achievement so far? | Common Job Questions

If asked about disappointments, mention something that was beyond your control. Stay positive by showing how you accepted the situation and have no lingering negative feelings. If asked about your greatest achievement, choose an example that was important to you … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

What is your biggest weakness? | Common Job Questions

This is a challenging question — as if you have no weaknesses you are obviously lying! Be realistic and mention a small work related flaw. Many people will suggest answering this using a positive trait disguised as a flaw such … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment

What is your greatest strength? | Common Job Questions

This is your time to shine. Just remember the interviewer is looking for work related strengths. Mention a number of them such as being a good motivator, problem solver, performing well under pressure, loyal, positive attitude, eager to learn, taking … Continue reading

Posted in Common Job Interview Questions | Leave a comment