Most people feel nervous before an interview. The trick to being calm is to be prepared. However, you should also know that whether an interview goes well or not depends not only on you. Many inexperienced recruits do not master the art of asking pertinent questions. When going for an interview, it is important to make sure you control the interview. You should be able to get out what you want to convey. Moreover, it’s good to know what to expect before you step into the interview room.
There are some questions that are always asked. Therefore, you should prepare yourself for these questions and have a strategic way to answer them. By demonstrating self-awareness and engagement during the interview, you will significantly increase your chances of getting the job.
Questions Normally Asked in an Interview
Below are some common questions you should expect to be asked in an interview”:
- How would you describe yourself?
- Why are you applying for this work?
- Why did you choose this career?
- Where did you learn your skills?
- Why would you quit your old job?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- How would the boss / colleagues describe you?
- Why should we choose you?
- What would you be doing in five years?
The issues mentioned above are not particularly sensitive or complex. However, it can be quite difficult to answer them if you are not well prepared. Below are some tougher questions you should be prepared for, just in case they are asked:
- How was your childhood?
- What values do you stand for?
- How does your situation look like?
- Are you planning to have children?
- How is your health?
- Why do you have a gap in your CV?
- Why did you leave after such a short time on the job?
- Shall we order a background check on your criminal record?
- Are not you a little young / old for this service?
- What salary do you expectt?
Can an employer ask any question? And how will you address them to increase your own chances and still feel that you can be your answer? What questions can you ask the interviewer without the risk of making mistakes?
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