Prepare For Your Interview

25 October 2021

When you think of things that are fun, job interviews are not usually on the list. However you can go into a job interview with enthusiasm when you are prepared. That is where we come in. Below we have listed out 30 of the most common interview questions so you can review and revise your answer ahead of time.

  1. What are your strengths?
  2. What are your weaknesses
  3. What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on
  4. Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
    This is one our team loves to coach to. A misconception is that the difficult situation needs to be work related. It doesn't. You could tell the story in a way the interviewer has no idea you are referring to getting your 2 year old out of the store in the middle of a public meltdown.
  5. Are you willing to travel?
  6. Tell me about a time you made a mistake?
    Always be ready to close it with how you made the situation right or what you learned from it.
  7. Why should we hire you?
  8. What are your salary requirements?
    Know the going range for the position and the number you are comfortable accepting.
  9. Describe yourself.
  10. Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  11. What can you offer us that someone else can not?
  12. Why are you looking for a new job?
    NEVER badmouth your current/former employer.
  13. What is your dream job?
    Make it relevant to the position/company if possible.
  14. Would you work holidays/weekends?
  15. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
  16. Why are you interested in working for us?
  17. Are you willing to relocate?
  18. Are you willing to travel?
  19. Are you equipped to work remotely?
  20. Tell me about a time you disagreed with your boss.
  21. What are your career goals?
  22. What is your leadership style?
  23. What do you like most/least about this industry?
  24. How did you hear about this position?
  25. What is your greatest professional achievement?
  26. Why do you want this job?
    Don't make it all about money. Talk about what you bring to the company and how you can contribute to their growth.
  27. What's your current salary?
  28. What type of work enviroment do you prefer?
  29. What questions haven't I asked you?
  30. What questions do you have for me?
    ALWAYS HAVE QUESTIONS and don't make them about vacation, pay, benefits. A good one is "why is the position open" or "what would the person who left say about the position".

Remember two things

  1. You are interviewing them as much as they are you.
  2. They have a problem, that is why they are hiring. YOU ARE THE SOLUTION TO THAT PROBLEM!
    Keep that in mind as you prepare and you will nail the interview.