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4. Review These Common Interview Questions

While every job is different, all employers have the goal – to find and hire the best person for the job. Questions about you, your experience, and your goals are common across most industries and positions, and preparing and practicing your answers to these common questions is a great way to set yourself up for interview success.

  1. Tell me about yourself (learn more about developing your personal narrative)
  2. What is your greatest strength?
  3. What is your greatest weakness?
  4. Tell me something that’s not in your resume.
  5. How would you describe yourself?
  6. Why are you leaving or have left your job?
  7. How flexible are you?
  8. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  9. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.
  10. What are your goals for the future?
  11. What are your salary expectations?
  12. What did you like the least about your last job?
  13. How do you account for the gaps in your resume?
  14. In your career to date, what has been your greatest achievement?
  15. If we were to contact your last boss what would he/she say about you?

Bonus Questions

Here are some related questions that you may be asked during a job interview that will require some thought to answer. Consider how you’d respond, so you’re as prepared as possible to answer the hiring manager’s questions.

  1. How do you handle success?
  2. How do you handle failure?
  3. Do you work well with other people?
  4. Why should we hire you?



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