How great would it be if you had a crystal ball showing you what questions an interviewer was going to ask before you stepped into their office. You would be so well prepared that you’d be calm, confident and even maybe drop in a bit of humor. Imagine having a set of interview questions and answers in your head before the day.
The good news is that you can be pretty sure about a set of questions that may be asked. There are a series of interview questions and answers that almost every potential employer expects to run through.
Preparing yourself with these you can increase your chances of absolutely nailing your interview.
We’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 most common interview questions, which you get free access to by heading over to the form on this page.
Here’s an example of a very common interview question which you should be well prepared for. Imagine the scene as you walk into the interview room, shaking hands, ‘nice to meet you’ etc.
You both sit down then boom, your interviewer asks:
‘So, tell me about yourself’
This is probably one of the most common ways that an interview will start, it’s meant to break the ice with you and get conversation going. However, easier said then done if you’re not prepared, you could be caught like a rabbit in the headlights unless you’re prepared.
Here are some tips to help planning your answer…
- Talk about where you are now, keep things positive for example your current job, passions and interests.
- Talk about how you got where you are now, for example your education, work experience, personal motivation and drive
- Avoid talking about anything political and religious, you don’t know how they might take such topics
- If you can then avoid talking about personal responsibilities or other commitments outside work. The reason being that the employer could take this as sign that you might be too busy to take the job seriously.
- Make sure you write out your answers and get them memorised, keep the answers positive and think about how the interviewer might interpret your answers