Going through many interviews made us all realize one certain thing; most interviewers have certain questions that they have to ask. It’s like they all have a certain template that they have to ask from!
So, if you have been through many interviews, you will be familiar with these questions. But if you’re a fresh graduate or looking for a new job, then we will tell you the most common interview questions and how to answer them.
So, let’s dig in.
1- Why Should We Hire You?
This is the moment where you freeze!
At this moment you get confused and want to seek the perfect answer, the first thing that probably pops up in your mind is “You have my resume; this is why you should hire me”
But here’s the thing, the interviewer wants to know why they should choose you over the other candidates, so when answering this question, you have to be confident. The first thing to talk about is why you’re a perfect fit for this role and then start mentioning the skills that make you a strong candidate.
2- Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
The most asked question; at some point in our lives, each interviewer asked us this.
The interviewer is not seeking an immediate decision or commitment to what you want to be after 5 years, they just want to know more about your passion.
So, when answering this question, let them know how passionate you are and where you want this job to get you. Passion and ambition are the secret answer to this question.
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3- What Can You Add to The Company?
The answer depends on the title and the type of job you’re applying for.
The first thing you have to do is gather all the information regarding the company and the job. These pieces of information will enable you to know what the company lacks; in other words, depending on the job title, if you have good communication skills then you can bring more money or more clients.
List your skills and values and how you see the future of that company if you used your skills.
4- Why Did You Leave Your Previous Job?
Or sometimes it’s “Why do you want to leave your job?”
Never speak negatively about your current or previous company! State your reasons in a positive way. Be prepared with an honest positive answer, and don’t share too much information. Avoid mentioning how you didn’t get along with your boss and colleagues, and focus more on what you want to learn from this company and how it will help you in your career.
5- What Is Your Expected Salary?
Uh-oh! This is the trickiest question in the history of interview questions!
There are many answers to that question, but the common thing between those answers is not to give out a number! You can do one of these following two things,
1- State what your previous salary was
2- Depending on your experience and the salary rate for this position, let them know that you’re aware of the rate but you can negotiate.
6- Do You Have Any Question?
The answer is always Yes!
Never leave an interview without asking questions; you have to prepare questions to get to know their system, the workflow, and so on. You have to show an interest in the company and that you want to know more information than the ones you got from your research.
Even if you weren’t asked this question, you still have to ask some questions.
So, here are some of the common questions, and we would love to hear how you answered them.