I honestly wish I knew what questions a hiring manager would ask me at my next job interview. Since I will never know, I will settle for the next big thing - a complete list of 2023's top 50 most common interview questions that we expect you will be asked. I don't want your to study your answers but make your reply honest and more importantly connected with practical examples. Your answers do not have to be all positive and making you sound so perfect, it gives the interviewer an impression that you are "too good to be true". You must share your experiences, failures and what you have learnt from them too to keep your replies true and realistic.
Even the best entrepreneurs and employees have had learning experiences and still continue to learn, myself included.
Consider this list of interview questions to begin with. Go through them and start preparing each answer, tailor making a reply with a live example. I will try and help you with some guidelines (whereever I can) to each of them, in the my future blogs.
50+ most common job interview questions
Tell me about yourself.
Walk me through your resume.
How did you hear about this position?
Why do you want to work at this company?
Why do you want this job?
Why should we hire you?
What can you bring to the company?
What are your greatest strengths?
What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, and how you dealt with it.
Tell me about a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
What’s a time you disagreed with a decision that was made at work?
Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
Tell me about a time you failed.
Why are you leaving your current job?
Why were you fired?
Why was there a gap in your employment?
Can you explain why you changed career paths?
What’s your current salary?
What do you like least about your job?
What are you looking for in a new position?
What type of work environment do you prefer?
What’s your work style?
What’s your management style?
How would your boss and coworkers describe you?
How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
What do you like to do outside of work?
Are you planning on having children?
How do you stay organized?
How do you prioritize your work?
What are you passionate about?
What motivates you?
What are your pet peeves?
How do you like to be managed?
Do you consider yourself successful?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
What are your career aspirations?
What’s your dream job?
What other companies are you interviewing with?
What makes you unique?
What should I know that’s not on your resume?
What would your first few months look like in this role?
What are your salary expectations?
What do you think we could do better or differently?
When can you start?
Are you willing to relocate?
How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?
If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?
Sell me this pen.
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