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Common Interview Questions

Every interview you attend involves an interviewer asking you many questions. A lot of these are standard  questions asked by most interviewers, part of the technique they use to determine whether your job application goes to the next level, as it where.

Listed below are some of the more common questions used.

They may be worded differently when you are on the receiving end of them, but they are essentially the same.

Study them and determine your likely response. You need to be prepared.

If you take heed of these questions - commonly used by interviewers - you will have an advantage over other applicants for the job you are after. You will also have time to prepare your answers so that you don't get caught unawares.

So here is your key to coming out on top at a job interview.

  1. Tell me something about yourself.  Remember to say something positive.

  2. How would you handle stressful situations?

  3. How do you deal with criticism and stress?

  4. How would you define success?

  5. Why do you think that you would be successful with this company? (This is where your research comes in handy)

  6. Have you ever been fired, and why?

  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  8. Do you prefer to work on your own or as a team?

  9. Why are you interested in working for this company?

  10. How would you handle a difference of opinion between you and your colleagues or superiors?

  11. Why should I hire you?