Welcome, find answers to your questions.
+1 vote
asked by (310 points)
edited by
1 2
People tend to fail during interviews because they are in most cases not prepared for the questions that would be thrown at them.

Before an interview, it is a great idea to have knowledge of what might be asked so as to avoid getting stuck when a question comes up.

10 Common interview questions have been outlined for you so you will do excellently well in your next interview
commented by (540 points)
Thank you very much....this has been very helpful!
commented by (310 points)
Wow! Such an eye opener

2 Answers

0 votes
answered by (310 points)
edited by
0
1. Tell me about yourself
2. Why did you leave your last job?
3. Tell me about a challenge you've faced and how you've overcome it
4. Why do you want to work here?
5. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
6. What are your greatest strength?
7. What is your greatest weakness?
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
9. Why should I hire you?
10. Do you have any question for me?

Now, how do you answer these questions?
Here are some tips you need to answer each of these interview questions.

1. Tell me about yourself
Let your response revolve around your professional life. Start from the beginning of your career and summarize the experience as you go.
If you don't have a work experience, try to focus on experiences like internships or any other experience of that manner.

2. Why did you leave your last job?
When answering this question, keep your focus on the future, don't get caught up in your past and trash talk you previous or current employer. Try to focus on the opportunities you are looking for in your next role.

3. Tell me about a challenge you've faced and how you've overcome it.
This question is to give the interviewer a clear view of how you handle challenges and find solution to problems. It is an opportunity for you to show off your conflict resolution skills and your ability to manage difficult situations. Here you should stay focused and positive.

4. Why do you want to work here?
To answer this question, you must have studied the job advertisement, done some research on the company. This is yet another chance to show why you are the best candidate for the Job and how you intend to add value to the organization

5. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
This is an opportunity for you to sell yourself. Talk about your skills and how it will be of great relevance to the company. Consider the problem the employer is trying to solve by hiring you for this role and explain how you are capable of solving it.

6. What are your greatest strengths?
This is not an opportunity to start bragging. Also you talk about your skills in relation to the job. Focus on your professional qualities rather than your personal ones. Be honest with your responses because your references are likely to be called in confirmation.

7. What is your greatest weakness?
Well this sort of question could be awkward for an interview session. And in most cases, people find it difficult to respond to this question to avoid making any statement that might get one deterred from getting the job. When choosing a weakness, focus on skills that may not be essential to the job you are applying for. For example, you could say you are not a good swimmer or you are not a good public speaker, that is of course if public speaking or swimming is not relevant to the role you are applying for.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Recruiters want to know how much thought you have given to your career path. Be sure to incorporate the position you are applying for into your plans. Don't state your answer in a way that would make the role seem like a stepping stone. Show that you have goals and you are desirous for growth. However, be careful not to sound like you are in a competition with your interviewer.

9. Why should I hire you?
This is the recruiters way to challenge you to prove your value and convince them that you are the best candidate for the job. This is also an avenue for you to show that you have added value to organizations you've worked for in the past and that you will be a great tool to them.

10. Do you have any question for me?
This may not seem like a question to prepare for, but asking questions gives the recruiter the impression that you are truly interested in the job. However do not ask questions that you could easily get the answers on Google. Instead, you could ask questions on the day to day responsibilities of the role.

Good luck with that interview!
0 votes
answered by (540 points)
0
What is your greatest weakness: I was asked this question at one phone interview. I didn't know the answer to give. I told the interviewer, I can't really say....he said, so you can tell what ur weakness is....omo I started preaching oh! I said everyone has a weakness...he insisted and I finally said "impatience". I thought I was not gonna get the job because of that answer! Funny enough, I was called back a weak after to resume work....

Invite Friends From Facebook

Sharing is caring, Invite your Facebook friends to join ask9ja.com, click the button below and facebook would send and invitation by typing names of your friends with a message.
Welcome to Ask9ja.com
...