The most common job interview questions

Found today, an excellent article that goes through an extensive list of all questions you should be prepared to before going to a job interview. Classic yet sometimes tricky questions, they all deserve that you clearly think about a relevant answer. The most questions are:

  • So, tell me a little about yourself.
  • Why are you looking (or why did you leave you last job)?
  • Tell me what you know about this company.
  • Why do you want to work at X Company?
  • What relevant experience do you have?
  • If your previous co-workers were here, what would they say about you?
  • Have you done anything to further your experience?
  • Where else have you applied?
  • How are you when you’re working under pressure?
  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • What’s your greatest strength?
  • What’s your biggest weakness?
  • Let’s talk about salary. What are you looking for?
  • Are you good at working in a team?
  • Tell me a suggestion you have made that was implemented.
  • Has anything ever irritated you about people you’ve worked with?
  • Is there anyone you just could not work with?
  • Tell me about any issues you’ve had with a previous boss.
  • Would you rather work for money or job satisfaction?
  • Would you rather be liked or feared?
  • Are you willing to put the interests of X Company ahead of your own?
  • So, explain why I should hire you.
  • Finally, do you have any questions to ask me?

For each question, the original article also has some pointer and tips on how build the best answer, matching both your career and your personality. A must read.

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