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Common Interview Questions

What will you be asked?

Job interviews can be stressful but having prepared answers to the most common job interview questions can ease some of those nerves. Below is a list of the top 20 most commonly asked questions.

Personal Background

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Are you a team player?
  • What is your best achievement to date?
  • How do you deal with stress?
  • What has been the biggest disappointment in your career?

Job Background

  • Why would you like to work for us?
  • What do you know about this job?
  • What makes you different from other candidates?
  • Have you any questions?

Motivation Probing

  • Why have you applied for this particular position?
  • Why do you wish to leave your current position?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Can you act on your own initiative?
  • What motivates you?
  • What would your ideal job be?

Strengths / Skill Probing

  • What qualities or abilities would you bring to this job?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • How would you deal with a difficult situation?
  • What would you consider to be your strengths?
  • How would your colleagues / boss describe you?

Other Tips

For more helpful information to support your job search, see our Job Seeking Tips.