Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what potential employers were going to ask you in a job interview? Well prepared and confident, you could then knock hiring managers dead, wowing them with your wit, experience, and charm.
The thing is, we already know what they’re going to ask you. Sure, every job interview has its own rhythms and quirks, its job-specific questions and themes, but there are a fairly standard set of questions that hiring managers almost always lean on (let’s face it, they’re not always the most industrious people around). By preparing yourself, you can feel more relaxed whenever these questions are fired in your direction.
And on that note…
Here are the five most common interview questions, and how you can answer them like a boss:
1.Tell me about yourself?
Just about every job interview starts with an ice breaker that is meant to get you talking. It’s a chance for you to introduce yourself. The thing is, it’s not really about you. It’s about your candidacy. Yes, they want to know if your personality is a good fit for their company, but more than anything, they want to know that you can handle the job.
2.Why are you interested in this job?
Are you passionate about working for this company or are you just desperate for a job (any job!)? The answer might be the latter, but this isn’t what most employers want to hear. They want to know that you’re really interested in their industry and company. They want to see that you’ve done your research, that you know about them and the role. This not only shows that you’re interested in the role, it also speaks volumes about your professionalism and preparation.
3. The Introspection: Do You Have Any Weakness?
This type of question could be is a source of fear among jobseekers. But, you can answer this by going for a professional style. You can also answer how your weakness can be used as an advantage if managed properly. While talking about a particular weakness, tell the employer how determined you are working to remedy it.
4. The Future: What Kind of Ambitions You Have For Your Future?
This question strictly means that the recruiter is trying to know if you can are planning to work for the company for a period of time. You should answer this question by stating clearly that you want to attain a designation that would provide you with opportunity to thrive. Do not signify that you may start a business of your own or make career switch.
5. The Earning: How Much Salary Are You Expecting?
You must desist from specifying an exact figure if possible. You can talk more about how significant it is for you to discover further about the work. But, if the employer demands you to answer specifically then provide with a range to denote your worth in the job market.