21 Most Common Interview Questions

I often talk about ‘the most common interview questions’. But what are the most common interview questions?

Be Prepared

We often worry about what we’re going to be asked in Interviews. Why? There is only so many questions and types of questions an interviewer can ask. That’s why I’ve prepared 21 of the Most Common Interview Questions, to help you.

Most Common Interview Questions

Here’s a list to help you in your preparation:

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your weaknesses?
  4. Why should we hire/employ you?
  5. What are your goals?
  6. Why is there a gap in your employment
  7. Where do you want to be in 5 years time?
  8. Why do you want to work here?
  9. What 3 positive words would your boss/friends say about you?
  10. Have you got any questions?
  11. Tell me about a time when something went well
  12. Tell me about a time when something went wrong and you dealt with it
  13. What is your greatest achievement?
  14. Why are you looking for a new job?
  15. What do you know about our company?
  16. Describe yourself
  17. What motivates you?
  18. What do you want to develop about yourself?
  19. How do you handle pressure/stress?
  20. What do you like to do outside of work?
  21. What’s unique about you?

Be Prepared

This list, of the 21 Most Common Interview Questions, provides a great starting point for your interview preparation.

If you prepare answers to these questions you’ll be well ahead of the competition. Most candidates don’t bother. Don’t be one of them.

Spend time ahead of interviewing for new roles by creating answers to each of these questions. Make the answers concise. Rehearse them. Refine them. You’ll be pleased you did.

Always be prepared. You’ll stand a better chance of Interview Success if you do.

QUESTION: What question would you add to this list?

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7 thoughts on “21 Most Common Interview Questions

  1. plsss mention the answers for above questions……because some people don’t know wat should answer for some questions

    • I’m currently in the process of writing a course on how to answer interview questions and guiding students through the process. Unfortunately each and every student is different. Their stories are unique. I’ll be answering some of the standard interview questions from time to time on the blog.

  2. Hello Sir, your tips are great and are bringing in me the abilities to succeed in interviews and helping out to ease stress and fear. I will practice more and more rigorously as per your directions and I m sure I will get success very soon. Thank you Very Much!!

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