How to Prepare for these Common Job Interview Questions. Preparing for a job interview can be very daunting. You may be worried about what questions they may ask and how you can best prepare to demonstrate your strongest qualities. Below, I’ve listed the most common job interview questions with insight into good ways to answer them. Learn How to Prepare for these Common Job Interview Questions below:
Tell me about yourself.
Don’t start with the story of your birth. Highlight the skills and career experiences that match with the job description.
How did you find out about this position?
A job posting? A friend? The company website? Indeed? Glassdoor? ZipRecruiter? Companies track what sources work.
Why do you want to work here?
You need to do your research to give the best response. Understand the company’s mission, products, or services. Connect the dots between that and your ability to learn, collaborate, and produce quality work.
Why should we hire you?
Avoid boring statements that everyone might say. Make a list of your strongest attributes – personal and skill-wise. In three sentences, present that information.
What interests you about this job?
Review the job posting and, if you can, the job description before you interview. Is the company knowns for a good culture, a convenient location, winning an award, happy employees, positive news articles? Tie it together to say nice reasons why you can see yourself doing the job and doing it well.
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