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Frequently Asked Interview Questions

Frequently asked interview questions are very important for a job interview as well as any type of interview because the interviewer will more than likely ask common interview questions to everyone they are interviewing that particular day. If the employer asks the same questions that he/she asks everyone else, they will compare your answers to the other candidates and begin to form opinions about you compared to the other interviewees.

Being compared to other candidates is not necessarily bad due to the fact that comparison among employers will happen regardless if the same or different questions are asked among all candidates. The employers understand that the frequently asked interview questions that they ask you are very broad in nature but the employers are looking for very different and unique answers from the people they are interviewing. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 40 most frequently asked interview questions for general interviews.

The most common asked interview questions:

    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Why should we hire your for this position?
    • Are you a teamworker or do you work better by yourself?
    • Disappointment is often a part of life. How do you deal with disappointment?
    • If you boss wanted you to do something unethical, what would you do?
    • How would you describe your strengths and weaknesses?
    • How would you compare your performance in school and higher education to your ability to work in this position?
    • Why did you leave you last job?
    • Have you ever lied to your boss about anything?
    • I see that your previous background does not really have related to the responsibilities of this position. How would you use lack of experience to do well at this job?
    • What type of work environment do you work best within?
    • What do you think of your current boss?
    • Is there anything that you do not like about your job?
    • Would you say that your life experiences have helped you with your career?
    • Describe a time when you had to make sacrifices on the job?
    • Do you believe that you are qualified for this position even though you do not have many years of training? Explain why or why not?
    • Do you maintain a professional appearance even when you are not at work? Do you believe off work appearance is important to the company that you work for?
    • What skills do you have that can make our company perform better if you are hired for this position?
    • What are you career objectives and what have you done in your past and present to reach them?
    • Do you have good leadership skills? When was a time where you have displayed leadership abilities?
    • Have there ever been any situations where you have had to work under extreme pressures to meet deadlines? How did you handle those situations?
    • Do you feel that your college degree will help you excel at this particular position in our company?
    • We see that you do not have a college degree. For this position it is recommended that employees have college degrees. If hired for this position, do you feel that you can perform adequately despite your lack of a college education? Why or why not?
    • If you had to work long hours outside of your set work schedule, would you be willing to work afterhours for our company?
    • What type of salary are you expecting to earn working in this position?
    • Do you perform better on projects if you work on them at the last minute or working on projects for an longer period?
    • Do you consider yourself to be a free spirit or a conservative person?
    • From level 1 to 10 how would you rate your ability to apply critical thinking skills to situations everyday and in your work environment?
    • If our company had to choose only one individual for this position, what would you say makes you a better candidate for this job over the other individual?
    • Do you think your resume describes all of the skills that you have completely?
    • Do you have a passive or aggressive attitude about your work and results that you generate?
    • What type of personality would you say that you have? Do you think you are a different person around your friends and family than at work?
    • Do you like a position where you are given rewards and recognition for your work or do you like to stay behind theĀ scenes?
    • What do you like to do in your free time?
    • Does the amount of money that you make on a job determine how hard you work?
    • What are your plans 5,10,and 15 years from now?
    • What makes you happiest when working for a company?
    • In what type of environment do you learn and perform the best? What type of learning styles fit you best?
    • What type of attributes do you look for in a position within a company?
    • Do you think merit speaks stronger than the power of money?

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