5 interview questions you should be prepared for
Interview questions might be different depending on the industry and the position you are applying for. However, there are some common questions which recruiters /hiring managers love to use, and these are the questions you should be prepared for.
1. Can you tell me about yourself?
We have all have been asked this question. A simple, yet difficult question to answer. Many people do not know where to start or, even worse, how to end. Remember, the purpose of the question is to get you to summarize a lot of pertinent information in a short amount of time, around 1 - 2 minutes, maximum. Think of it as your elevator pitch, and remember your resume is most likely in the recruiters hand or on screen. Think outside the box, but be professional.
2. What is your biggest weakness?
One of the hardest interview question ever, by far. How to answer it then? Many people tend to answer this question with a strength, and then try to present it as a weakness. This is not a good strategy. A better approach is to tell the recruiter about a real weakness of yours. This way, you will be able to outline how you are working to improve, as well as demonstrating that you are self-aware.
3. What is your salary requirements?
Questions regarding salaries are often tricky to answer; the best advice would be not give a number first. Show the recruiter/hiring manager that you are more eager to help the company improve rather than talking about your salary. If they like you enough, then there is always room for negotiation.
4. Why are you leaving your current job?
Depending on your situation, this question might be hard to answer. Our best advice is to be honest, confident and positive when giving your answer. Make sure you show that you are up for a new challenge.
5. Why should I hire you?
We get it. You are amazing. However, so is everyone else, so what separates you from the crowd? Our advice would be to talk about how you can add value to their company and solve their current issue, (the reason why they are hiring in the first place). This will without a doubt give you a greater advantage for the next interview or even help you achieve your dream job.