1 15 Most Typically Used Interview Questions and Answers According to the reports made in thousands of job interviews, done at ninety seven big companies in the United States, we selected the 15 most commonly asked questions in an interview. We analyzed each question, looked at it from the point of view of an interviewer, as well as a job seeker, and prepared good answers to it. You can find on the pages of this publication the following information for each question from the list: Why employers/recruitment companies use the question How to answer the question, what to focus on in your answer Samples of good answers Additional explanation if needed List of fifteen most typically used interview questions 1. Can you tell me something about yourself? 2. Why did you apply for this job? 3. Why did you leave your last job? / Why do you want to leave your present job? 4. Can you tell us something about your education? 5. Can you tell us something about your working experience? 6. Why should we hire you? 7. What are your strengths? 8. What are your weaknesses?
2 9. What are your goals? 10. What are your biggest achievements? 11. What characterize a good boss/colleague from your point of view? 12. What motivates you? / How do you motivate the others? 13. What are your salary expectations? 14. When are you able to start? 15. Do you have any questions? Let s have a look at each question in detail right now.
3 Question I: Can you tell me something about yourself? This is typically the first question in a job interview. However, if you answer it well, you will make a good first impression, feel more relaxed in the rest of your interview and logically have better chances to get a job at the end. Using this question, interviewers get a good idea of your communication skills, right in the beginning of the interview. They can also see what you are mostly oriented on on family, on work, on education, on past, on future it depends on what you talk about while answering it. You should focus on work related things in your answer. That means, what you do, what you are good at, what you have done before, what are you looking for in your career, etc. You can mention also something from your personal life and hobbies, to be human, but it is not what the employer is interested in, so do not talk too much about it. I advise you not to spend more than one minute answering this question. It is simply not good to tire the interviewer right in the beginning of the interview. Example of a good answer: I like to manage people and work on interesting projects. I have been working for IBM for the past two years, but I am looking for a new challenge right now. I like to play sports, especially football and spend my free time with my wife. I enjoy working in good collective, being around people. I like to be part of a team, while working and while doing sports. I am looking for my first full time job and hope to get a position where I can learn a lot and where employer can benefit from my motivation and enthusiasm.
4 Question 2: Why did you apply for this job? Interviewers need to understand your intentions. It is perfectly all right and good for you. You should convince them that your intentions are clear and honest, and your main goal is to help their business to prosper. Also, they try to discover if you apply for countless jobs and this is just another interview for you, or if you really aim to get the job and work for them, and not somewhere else. The key is to speak about the company, not about you. You should simply show them that you did not chose this job because of the good salary offer, or possibilities for career growth, but because you believe to be the right person for the job. Honest compliment of the culture, achievements, or anything else the company can be proud of, is also a good form of an answer to this question. You should definitely spend some time reading the job description and their website, to be able to prepare a good answer to this question. I really like the job description. I believe to be the perfect match for the job and a potential asset for your team. Based on my research and previous experience, I believe I fit this position pretty well. That was the main reason why I chose your offer from many, and hope to get a chance to prove my abilities. I decided to apply because I really like the vision of your company and the possibilities of my professional growth. I believe we can have a mutually beneficial employment relationship.
5 Question 3: Why did you leave your last job? / Why do you want to leave your present job? Career change or job change is a normal part of life. Employers understand this fact. However, employers want to understand the reasons why you want to make a change, or why you are forced to make a change. That s why they give you this question. Your honesty and ability to talk about unpleasant things is also tested with this question. It is important to stay positive and to not talk bad about your previous employers. It does not matter if they fired you, or if you left on your own. Talk positively about it, speak about lessons you learned there and added value you brought. Nobody wants to hire an employee who is not satisfied and complains about something all the time. After all, you should focus on the future, not on the past. My last job was not challenging enough. I was not motivated to work hard anymore and I needed a change. Based on the job description of your offer, I really believe that I can find what I am looking for in your company. There was a downsizing in our company. Similarly to most people in my department, I was fired. However, it is the past. I am ready to use the gained knowledge and experience to start my new career in your corporation. I want to be very honest to you. I have been in this company for seven years, achieved great results and helped it to become the leader on the market. However, I did never get a raise and were never promoted, although I asked for it. I believe that the results of my work can be rewarded better somewhere else. That s why I want to leave my present job and look for a new one, even though there aren t any other negative points to mention about my present job.
6 Question 4: Can you tell us something about your education? For certain employers and roles, your education is very important. Employers tend to inquire about it. Degrees like MBA are prestigious and many employers simply prefer candidates with these sorts of degrees. On the other hand, if you do not have a degree (or do not have a desired one), the employers need to assure that you have the knowledge needed for the job. Try to focus not only on the schools and subjects, but also on the applicable knowledge you gained. Have you learned anything that can help you in this specific role? This is what interests the employer and what you should focus on. Try to connect your knowledge with the ability to perform the working duties. Example of a good answer: I studied at Tufts University. I acquired knowledge from statistics, project management and process management. I was very active during my studies and took part in many practical projects. My studies were strongly business oriented and I believe that I am well prepared for this job of a project manager. I graduated from technical high school. I always wanted to work as a mechanic and chose my education according to my hobby. Our education was very practical, so I believe to ready for the real job.
7 Question 5: Can you tell us something more about your working experience? Employers know your experience. They can see it on your resume. However, they want to hear what you consider important, as well as if your resume reflects your real working experience. Everyone can use nice formulations on his resume. However, the employers want to know what you have really done before and check your trustworthiness. You should choose only one or two roles you had and briefly describe what you did there and what you learned there. Focus on things that could be important for this new role. The best thing to do is to mention your former duties that are relevant to the duties in this new role, or achievements that may impress the interviewer. If you have no experience, you can mention volunteering, or part time jobs at school, summer jobs, or anything where you can demonstrate your readiness, your motivation and positive attitude to work. Example of a good answer: I have done a lot of different things in my life. It helped me to get a good overall understanding of business. From 2001 to 2004, I worked on a position of a project manager at Siemens. We were working mostly on smaller energetic projects. I believe that I can utilize the knowledge and contacts I gained during at Siemens in your company. I learned how to budget the project and lead it from the scratch to completion. From my other experience I can briefly mention my position in marketing from 1998 to 2001 and my freelancing experience from 2005 to I have worked as a customer assistant at Boots for the last three years. It is only a weekend job, but I believe it helped me to understand better the needs of various customers, as well as improved my sales skills significantly. I feel ready for a job of a teller now.
8 Question 6: Why should we hire you? If the employer hires you, it will cost him several thousands dollars every month. He needs to have a good reason for such an investment On the other hand, HR managers get paid for an ability to assess your skills and decide if it makes sense to hire you or not. So, the secondary intention of this question is to assess the level of your trustworthiness as well as if you are able to see the benefits your employment could bring to the organization. You should simply focus on your USP (Unique selling point). It means to show the employer something special, something other candidates can not offer. To use general phrases will not help you at this point. If you can not find the USP, you should at least show the employer few reasons why they need you in the company. It seems I bring success with me to the company. All the companies where I worked were prospering. It is good to have such a worker in your team, isn t it? I fulfill all the job requirements. However, some other applicants do probably also fulfill it. But I think that I am a nice guy and help to create a friendly atmosphere in the workplace. That s why you should hire me. I have a relevant experience and I am strongly motivated to work for your company, as it has always been my dream to work there.
9 Question 7: What are you strengths? The primary intention is to see if you are able to assess your own skills. Your answer is also a good hint for the company, so they can easily evaluate your strengths. You should always choose strengths that are relevant for the job. A strength that can help you to do the job better than the other candidates is the ideal personal characteristic to mention. We recommend you to pick the strength that the employers can see by themselves from your behavior in an interview. For example, if you say that you can work under pressure and are always confident, but are stressed in your interview, it won t be a good answer What you say should correspond with what they see in an interview. I have good communication skills. I believe that communication skills are crucial in every job, but especially in this one. I am very responsible person and I always accomplish all my duties in time. I am a very organized person, what is strongly reflected in the high quality of my work. I would say I am very good team player and a hard worker. I am also very responsible; at least my former bosses said so
10 Question 8: What are your weaknesses? Interviewers are testing your weaknesses all the time in an interview. Asking you this question, they are assessing your healthy level of humility or self confidence, and also your attitude as an employee. Are you aware of your weaknesses? Do you work to improve on it? That s what they try to find out. You should choose the weakness that is not important for the job you are applying for, or the weakness that can be in fact considered as a strength, e.g. being overfriendly, impatient, etc. Secondly, you should define how exactly you try to improve on your weakness. This is what the employers want to hear from an ideal applicant. I struggle to focus on one task at a time only. However, I practice every day and my concentration has improved a lot over the years. I trust people too much sometimes. It is nice to live with it, but it has made me many problems. However, as I am getting older, I am starting to distinguish who one can trust.
11 Question 9: What are your goals? Every responsible employee has some goals. Al least that is the point of view of an employer. When asking you about your goals, they simply want to hear that you have some goals. They also consider if it can fit with the job, if you can achieve your goals there, as well as it corresponds with the goals of the company. Some people like to mention that they dream about having their own business. This is not a good answer. Companies do not prefer to hire someone who plans to leave the company in two years time to start his own business. You should choose a goal which corresponds with your intentions to get the job you apply for and to work for the company for a long time. You can also talk about personal goals. But please, be careful. To say that you want to start a family and have kids soon is really not the best answer. My goal is to become a better manager and help my employer to achieve his goals. This would bring happiness and satisfaction to my life. I simply want to have a good job to grow as a person. I believe that your company is a right place to achieve my goals. I would like to be promoted to managerial role in five years time. However, I understand I need to learn a lot and get some practice on administrative position, to be able to become a good manager one day.
12 Question 10: What are your biggest achievements? For the employers, achievements are more important than experience. The main reason for this question is to find out what you really have done in the past, if you actually worked, on only went to job. Employers also try to find out if you consider the achievements from a personal point of view (such as promotion, good graduation marks) or also from a point of view of the employer (such as helping to achieve higher revenues, better level of customer satisfaction, meeting sales target, helping the others to feel good in work, etc.). Employers can be impressed with both tangible and intangible achievements. If you were a heavy smoker before and quit smoking, it reflects a strong determination and will (just an example). On the other hand, it is good to focus on work related achievements, such as mentioned in the previous paragraph. Employers always prefer to hire people who have the goals of the company on their mind, and do not thing on themselves only. When I had a position of a sales manager in Cobeco Inc., the sales of the company grew every year by 20 percent. My team was the reason of it, so I am proud I had a chance to help the company to become the leader in the market. I became a better person over the years. I learned to listen to the others and see the good in people. I consider this as my biggest achievement as it helps me to lead the others in work, as well as have a balanced private life. I was able to run marathon under 3:30. I trained for it very hard and it strengthen me both physically and mentally.
13 Question 11: What does characterize a good boss/colleague from your point of view? In most of the companies, you work with other people. Interviewers try to understand if you could get along with your potential colleagues, as well as fit working environment. We suggest you to not mention anything tangible. For example, to say that you prefer older bosses is a risk. (If the boss is younger, or female, they may not choose you.) The good idea is to use a neutral answer and say that you can get along with everybody, as well as that you try to tolerate mindsets and attitudes of other people and never have conflicts with the others. I can get along with everybody. All I want to be sure about is that my colleagues are qualified for their job. There isn t something like an ideal boss for me. I simply focus on my job and my own performance in work and try to avoid any conflicts with other employees.
14 Question 12: What motivates you? / How do you motivate the others? Motivation is important for every single job. You need to convince the employer that you are motivated to do the job and do not need any special incentives to work hard five days a week. If the employer does not see it in your answer, you will be hardly offered a job contract. Try to show some enthusiasm in the interview. Try to be full of energy all the time! If you do so, you may even not get this interview question about motivation. They will see that you are motivated to have the job. If the question comes, focus more on the work itself, than on the salary. I want to feel important in my job, to have a feeling that my work actually helps someone. This is very important for me, to see a meaningful purpose of my job. It naturally motivates me to work hard and to try to become a better employee every day. I like the duties from the job description. If I was not strongly motivated to do this job for a long time, I would not apply for it. I would never work for money only, I always must like the job itself.
15 Question 13: What are your salary expectations? This is actually a good question for you. If the employer asks it, it means that they consider hiring you (or at least giving you a chance). This question could also be a part of the interview template simply because the employer is not sure what the appropriate salary offer for the position is and tries to collect some information from the candidates. You should emphasize that salary is not the deciding factor for you. On the other hand, if they ask for a number, you should never say less than your minimum expectations. It won t make any sense If you need to mention the number, it is always better to mention the salary range. Also, it is good to have something to back your expectations. Salary is not the most important factor for me. I really like the job description and want to get this job. I will accept an average salary for this position, what is something between $35,000 and $40,000, according to the information on salary.com. I really like this job and would like to get it. I researched the average salary tables and discovered that the average salary for this position is between $35,000 and $40,000. I would accept the lower figure for the beginning.
16 Question 14: When are you able to start? Companies have their plans and needs. If they need someone from the beginning of next month, they need him and that s it. They need to know if you are available to start this job on time, or if they need to look for someone else or reconsider their plans. The real level of your interest is also tested with this question. If you really want to get this job, you do not need to wait for results of other interviews. You should try to demonstrate this in your answer, doesn t matter if you want for results of other interviews or not. The best option (if you have such) is to say you can start as soon as possible. However, if you can not short circuit the notice period in your present job, or have another reason why you can not start immediately, you can still deliver an exceptional answer, stating that you would try to negotiate the notice period with your boss, or showing a right attitude, mention that you would like to finish your current projects before leaving a job. I am ready to start as soon as possible. I work under two months notice period in my present job. However, I have good relationship with my boss, so I could try to negotiate it and leave earlier. I will try to do so, if you decide to offer me a job. I could possibly start tomorrow, but I want to finish the project I currently work on. It would be very unprofessional and irresponsible to leave my present job just like that. I need two or three weeks to finish the work. I am ready to start working in your company right after that.
17 Question 15: Do you have any questions? In every good job interview, there is a place for the questions of the candidates. Employer simply wants to see if you still have interest for the job. It can be reflected in a good question from you. It is good to ask one or two questions. You should definitely not ask about something that was already answered in the interview or written in the job description. Also, to ask something personal or not related to the job would be a mistake. Focus on things like company culture, goals, visions, working environment etc. What are the next steps of the recruiting process? Is there anything else I can do to improve my chances of getting this job? Can you tell me something more about the working environment in this company? What are the goals of your company in ten years time?
18 Final word from the author Please, do not forget that job interview is not only about your answers to interview questions. Sticking to the advice from this e-book will significantly increase your chances of succeeding in an interview. However, you also need to work on your non-verbal communication in an interview and prepare well for the specific questions they use in a company where you applied for the job. On the top of that, you need to learn how to present yourself as an ideal person for the job, be motivated, enthusiastic, and show an appropriate level of respect in an interview. If you can do it and combine it with the right answers to the most common interview questions from this e-book, you will get a job offer in the majority of job interviews. I wish you good luck! Jacob Gates, Author of the e-book Author the e-book Jacob Gates Former corporate interviewer at IBM, Walmart, Wells Fargo and other companies Independent interview coach and recruitment consultant
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