Interviewing for a job is a difficult task. Nobody likes being analyzed and
evaluated. Most people become nervous at the thought of interviewing, and
that's normal. However, there are a number of steps you can take to become
better at interviewing. Most of those steps involve preparation and practice.
You can increase your confidence by identifying your goals, preparing
appropriate questions to ask, and anticipating as well as practicing difficult
questions. Your increased confidence will make you a more effective
The Most Popular Questions asked by Interviewers: When
researching the question most commonly asked by interviewers the
discovery was made that certain questions seem to be the most commonly
used. When you read through the following questions consider how you
would answer each of them if they were posed to you during an interview,
this will help you prepare for when it happens for real.
- What are your major weaknesses?
- What type of work experience do you bring to this job?
- What do you see yourself doing in 5-10 years?
- Why do you want to work for us?
- What assets do you bring to this company?
- Discuss a project or undertaking in which you have been successful, why do
you believe you succeeded.
- Discuss something at which you did not succeed, what did you learn from the
- If you have supervised others, how do you think your staff would describe your
- How do you feel about working in stressful situations?
- Would you describe yourself as a thinker or an action taker?
- Describe a goal you have set for yourself in the past and the steps you took to
- Pick someone in the business or professional world that you admire- why do
you respect this individual?
- What do you do for fun? What are your personal interests?
- Describe the type of manager you would like to work for.