Top 10 Interview Questions
The top 10 interview questions of all time are explored and evaluated here in great detail. Having a good answer for an interview question starts with knowing the most commonly asked questions.
FACT: Just about every company on the planet asks most, if not all, of these questions.
It's a rare event if you're only asked 3 or 4 of them.
Each question below links out to a concise explanation as to why the question is being asked, and how to best prepare your answer.
I've also included some true stories and example answers for interviews that have led to great job offers in the past.
Special Tip: Write down your answers to the above top 10 interview questions before you study each one. Compare your answers to the suggestions that follow.
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Top 10 Interview Questions of All Time
- Tell me about yourself. Would you believe a 30 second answer will have the greatest impact?
- What are your strengths? To jog your memory, a list of 109 attributes are provided to help you zero in on your top 7-10 strengths.
- What are your weaknesses? Several examples and tips to confidently respond to this question without fear ever again.
- What was your greatest accomplishment? or What were your 3 greatest accomplishments? Your answer to this one question will either make you sound like every other candidate, or create a powerful first impression. You don't want to miss this golden opportunity to shine.
- What do you know about our company? Find out why this is a test question, and what a company really wants to hear.
- What did you like least about your prior job? or If you could change anything about your current/past company, what would that be? Discover the fear behind this question and what to avoid saying at all costs.
- Why did you leave your last job? or Why do you want to leave your current job? or How did you lose your last job? Learn how to navigate around thorny problems and issues without sounding negative or fumbling for words.
- Where do you see yourself career-wise 5 years from now? Setting your sights too high could actually eliminate you as a serious candidate. Find out why, and learn appropriate ways to share your ambitions.
- Will you relocate? The job posting said, no relocation required...so why are they asking you this question? For a very good reason!
- Why should I hire you? Learn why this question could signal good news or bad news...and how to tell the difference. The good news is a job offer is likely. The bad news is your future boss could be a micro-manager.
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