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25 Common Job Interview Questions

March 31, 2020 - Posted to Resume Tips

Content 25 common job interview questions

The hiring processes today have become so tedious that hiring managers from all over the world do not have time to interview each and every candidate whose application they receive. They wish to shorten their interview process by interviewing only good-fit candidates.

With the job search market growing so competitive, you should be lucky if you get selected for an interview for your dream job.

 

Before going for an interview, you need to have the following things in place:

  1. Get your cover letter and resume copy printed.
  2. Read the job description thoroughly well.
  3. Decide on your salary expectations.
  4. Research about the company brand and the services they offer. You can also research the company culture, work environment and other perks they offer online.

 

Every candidate wishes to nail his interview and get hired. But interview questions the interviewers ask these days are tricky. We have made a list of common interview questions for you. You can practice your responses by answering these questions and go prepared for your interview.

You can also ask a family member or friend to ask you these questions and gauge how ready you are to answer these. Good luck with your interview!

 

COMMERCIAL AWARENESS

  1. What do you know about our company? Why are you interested in working for our company?
  2. Are there any role models you follow from our industry? Who is he/she? Why do you consider him/her to be your role model?
  3. What do you think are essential qualities for a company to be successful?
  4. Tell me about a recent business story that took your interest.
  5. Why are you leaving your current position?

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

  1. What is success according to you?
  2. What would you like to learn here, in our company that would help you in long term?
  3. If you start a business, what business would it be? Why?
  4. What do you hate doing?
  5. Tell me about an experience where you were close to failure or failed.

 

ANALYTICAL AND DECISION-MAKING SKILLS

  1. How do you assess the quality of decisions or recommendations that other people present to you? Give me an example of the same.
  2. What is the most innovative idea you have implemented?
  3. Are you a problem solver? Describe a situation where you made a poor decision? How did you fix it?
  4. How would you divide responsibilities when working with colleagues on a joint project? How would you arrive at this decision?
  5. What is the best time and way to discuss the shortcomings in the work of employees you are supervising?

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  1. Describe a situation in which you were able to effectively read a person and guide your actions by understanding their needs.
  2. Have you ever convinced your team members about your ideas? How did you do it?
  3. What have you done to improve your verbal communication skills?
  4. When people criticize you, what do they mention the most?
  5. Tell me about a situation where you had successfully communicated with a person you didn’t like.

 

TEAM COLLABORATION SKILLS

  1. What actions and support do you think makes a team function successfully?
  2. How would you define teamwork? What is your greatest strength when we speak about team collaboration?
  3. How would you handle a conflict between two team members?
  4. Did you anytime have difficulty working with the team lead? What did you do then?
  5. What aspects of teamwork do you find challenging?

 

Author Bio 

Divya Bandodkar works as a Content Strategist at Jobsoid. In spite of hailing from an IT background, she chose to take up writing as her profession. Her passion for writing got her out from the lines of code and placed her in between the sheets of paper.