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What Are The Most Popular Interview Questions? | Tutorial | Guide

Job interviews are something nearly everyone will go through once in their lives.  With most job interviews the questions are very standard and there are only so many questions that you are likely to be asked. In this guide we will look at what some of most common interview questions are and for each one a couple of bullet points to give you an idea of how to approach these questions. At least one of these questions will certainly come on in your next interview so be prepared to tackle it head on.

Here are a list of questions you will likely be asked in an interview:

  1. Tell me about yourself?
    • Education
    • Job History
    • Certificates
  1. What do you known about our company?
    • Companies Reputation
    • Sector the company operates in /Products they sell
    • Company Objectives
  1. Why is there a gap in your employment history?
    • Maternity
    • Travelling
    • Illness
  1. What kind of work environment do you like best?
    • Quiet/Fast Paced
    • Teamwork/Independent
  1. Tell me about a professional achievement that you are proud of?
    • Most sales in a month
    • Consistently met deadlines
    • Most clients won
  1. What is your greatest weaknesses?
    • Stressed
    • Organisational Skills
    • Public Speaking
  1. What do you like about this job?
    • Aligns with your skills and goals
    • Challenging work
    • Help develop new skills
  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
    • Would like to become an specialist in this industry
    • Would like to take on more managerial responsibilities
  1. What are your salary expectations?
    • Provide a range with your expected salary closer to the lower end (e.g. if your ideal salary is $50,000 provide a range of $48,000 – $55,000)
    • Sometimes you can accept a lower salary if other benefits make up for it such as work from home days, pensions, bonus, free gym membership, etc.
  1. Do you have any questions?
    • What are my day to day responsibilities?
    • What would my targets be over the first few months?
    • You can ask them what they like about working there
    • What is the next stage of the hiring process?

 

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