Common Job Interview Questions Employers Ask
It can be extremely helpful for a job applicant to prepare some of his or her answers before an interview. In order to prepare these answers, a job applicant must have some idea of what he or she will be asked and the type of response that each question is looking for. Unfortunately, the specific questions that an individual will have to answer can vary from interview to interview so it is impossible for an individual to prepare for every question that an interviewer will ask. However, there are some common job interview questions that almost every employer will ask so it is usually a good idea for an applicant to prepare responses to these questions.
The first question that employers typically ask is "Tell me something about yourself." This question is designed to gather information about your work background, which means that the interviewer is looking for a response that explains how your previous experience will help you perform the tasks related to the position. The most important thing to remember about this question is that it is looking for work-related information and not your hobbies or other interests. The second common job interview question that employers ask is "What do you know about our company?" This question is designed to see if you've actually done your homework and researched the company. As a result, the interviewer is looking for a response that describes the company's marketing, products, services, or anything else that may indicate that you know what you are talking about and that you are really interested in working for the company.
The third common job interview question that employers ask is "Why are you interested in this particular position?" This question is designed to help the interviewer determine if you are actually interested in the position or if you are simply applying for the position because you can't find anything else. Employers use this type of question because they want to make sure that you will actually take the job, perform the job, and stay in the job so you need to make it clear that you have a reason that you want to take the position, work for the company, and/or work in their industry. The fourth common job interview question that employers ask is "What do you think makes you qualified for this position?" This question is designed to gather information about your background and how the things that you have learned or done in the past will help you perform the job. The most important thing to remember about this question is to relate each of your skills to the position that you are applying for.
Last Updated: 05/23/2014