There’s few things you can do worse in an interview than go in unprepared for some common questions the recruiter will most definitely ask.
Worse, these questions are often loaded, telling the interviewer not just about your job history or interpersonal skills, but also about your general attitude, level of commitment to working for an employer, and much more.
Here are 3 very common questions you should definitely be ready for come game day:
The three most common interview questions:
- Why do you want this job?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- Describe your greatest at-work achievement.
I think this is an accurate list of the most common interview questions. Number 2 is a killer though. I mean, I wonder how often people really answer this one honestly. Am I right?
My typical answer, back when I was a working stiff, was something like “I’d like to be in a position of leadership in a great company that values their employees…. blah, blah, blah…” Then move on to asking the interviewer if they were looking for leaders, etc. This was usually a ploy of course, to look assertive and interested in long term employment. Let’s just say I’ve rarely failed an interview, though I make for a terrible employee, thus why I’m a freelancer these days.
What’s your favorite/least favorite interview question?
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