There are a lot of people looking for work and preparing for job interviews. You have to make yourself stand out from the crowd. I have created a list of 10 questions that you should be ready to answer if you are asked at a job interview.
What are your strengths?
Make sure you can explain at least 2-3 strengths to the interviewer. If you don’t know your strengths, how can you expect to get a job? Take time to think about the answer before the interview.
What are your weaknesses?
This has always been a very tricky question for me. You don’t want to sound cocky or arrogant by saying you have none. You also don’t want to keep it too real by saying that you get bored easily if there is nothing to do. Take some time to think thoroughly about this answer.
What is your dream job?
Tell the interviewer the truth especially if you want to move up within the company. Some people ask this question just to see where your mind frame is at.
Why did you leave your last job?
Do not tell the interviewer that it sucked. That’s one of the quickest ways for you to not get the job. Being honest with him/her can go a long way.
Give a time when you went above and beyond for a customer.
This is a question that I have had in numerous interviews. You want to make sure that the situation is really one where you went above and beyond and helped.
What do you know about the company?
Research the company. I have had this question in 99% of the interviews that I have had. Check the company’s website out a few days before the interview so that you can learn a few things. There is nothing worse than freezing up when the interviewer asks you that question. Unfortunately, I have been in that situation. It’s not a good experience.
Why do you think you would be a good fit at their company?
A lot of people use the cliche answers such as “I’m a hard worker” or “You guys seem to have a lot of diversity.” Those are decent but try to dig a little deeper. Give them a real reason why you would be a good fit.
What are your hobbies?
Everybody has hobbies. Some are good while others may not be. Only tell them the good ones 🙂 .
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If you see yourself having your own company and traveling (even if it’s true), don’t tell them that. They will not call you back for a second interview. A lot of businesses want employees that they think will stick around for the long haul. Even if you know you’re not going to be there in 5 years; you don’t have to let them know that.
Do you have any questions for me?
This is another question that I have heard pretty much at all my interviews. It is always good to ask the interview a couple of questions. If they haven’t answered it, I usually ask them how long they’ve been with the company or what is the best thing that they like about the job.
Hopefully, these ten questions can prepare you for your next job interview.
Do you know of any other job interview questions that they may ask you?