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Interview Preparedness Series: Part 1

20 Most Common Interview Questions.

These are the 22 most common questions recruiters and employers ask candidates in interviews. Think about these questions before you head into your next interview and think about how you would answer them. Nail your next career opportunity by preparing well for your interview!

Popular Questions in Interviews

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. What do you know about the organisation?
  3. Why do you want to work for us?
  4. What can you bring to our organisation?
  5. What are your weaknesses?
  6. What are your strengths?
  7. Why is there a gap in your work history?
  8. How do you work under pressure?
  9. What challenges are you looking for in a position?
  10. What would an excellent performance look like in this role?
  11. Tell me an achievement you are proud of?
  12. Why should we hire you?
  13. What can you do for us that other candidates cannot?
  14. What would you do in the first month in the job?
  15. What kind of environment do you like best?
  16. What is your dream job?
  17. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  18. What motivates you?
  19. If you were an animal, what would you be?
  20. Describe your character in under 30 words?
  21. What are your salary expectations?
  22. Do you have any questions for us?

Research Your Potential Employer

Create a solid understanding of the company service offerings, its background and profile the organisation so you can bring your A-Game to the interview table. Ask relevant questions that demonstrate you have taken the time to find out more about them.


What other common questions do you think should be asked in interviews?

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