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Common Interview Questions and Ways You Can Answer!

Tell Me About Yourself?

While this should be an easy question to answer it often can leave us interviewees stumped. It is such a broad question that we don’t know what we should reveal and leaves us stumbling for a good answer. The most important tip we can give is to tie your answer back to why you are there and ready for the role. Talk about your past or present roles and the journey that has led you to the interview that you are sitting in. Practice answering this question before the interview to ensure smooth sailing.

Why Do You Want This Job?

When answering this question you can do a three step answer just like the answer of the previous question. Start with why you were excited about their company and furthermore why your skills and experience fit into the prospective job opening.

What Are Your Biggest Strengths?

This is a very important question in an interview as it reveals what you are able to bring to the table for the company. This is a question that you should prepare for ahead of time and practice answering. You can elaborate on your examples by using your previous job experience, your education, your hard/soft skills, and your unique talents. Choose one example to talk about from each of these categories and your interviewer will not fall short of being very impressed!

What Are Your Biggest Weaknesses?

With this question, it is in your best interest to be truthful. Choose weaknesses that won’t interfere with the position you are applying for. Also pick out weaknesses that you are actively working on improving. Some common weaknesses that potentially fit both these categories include but are not limited to;

  • Being too self critical

  • Being competitive

  • Not being confident in yourself

When Is A Time That You Have Demonstrated Leadership Skills?

A common misconception with this question is that you should just give an example of a time when you were a leader. However, there's actually a lot of opportunity here to go above and beyond with your answer. You can start by defining what it means to be a leader in your own terms and how others have inspired your definition of leadership. Then you can describe how you’ve picked up these traits yourself and incorporate them into an example of a time that you showed leadership. After your example, tell the interviewer about the results that came from your leadership in that instance.


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