The 5 most common interview questions and how to answer them.
One of the most common questions in the interview process is “tell me more about…[insert task here]. This is a post about how to use the STAR method to answer this question really really well in your next job interview.
Learn how to answer the question “What sets you apart from other applicants” in a job interview.
Before I got into recruiting I didn’t really think too much about “types” of interview questions. I just kind of assumed I’d walk into an interview and the interviewer would ask me whatever they wanted. While that’s still true (anyone can just ask anything) behavioral interview questions get asked very often… and it’s important to know how to prepare for them.
This week in our Common Interview Question series we’re going to cover how to answer questions about persuasion or convincing others. This type of interview question can be asked in a few different ways.
Learn how to answer the common interview question of “tell about a time when you went above and beyond”.
Out of all the interview questions you will ever answer, “tell me a little bit about yourself” is the one you need to know cold… because it is going to be asked in pretty much every interview you will ever go through in some form or another.
Common interview question: Why are you interested in this job? / Why did you apply to this job/role?
Why your interviewer is asking this question: In addition to figuring out why you want to work at the company, they want to know why you want to take on this particular job. Basically, how excited are you about it? And what’s motivating you to want to do it?
There are a few good reasons why you may genuinely want to work somewhere. Take a look at the four reasons below and each time you interview with a different company, be prepared to speak at least one of them (or combine a few).
A post on how to answer the common interview question “why should we hire you?” This question is asking for prior research paired with extreme confidence.