Are you nervous thinking what your hiring manager will ask during the interview session?
We’ve compiled a few TOP QUESTIONS for you to refer and prepare yourself for big opportunities!
Top 1: Can you tell me a little about yourself?
Don’t give your complete employment or personal history. The interviewer wouldn’t have time for this. Instead, go straight to the point. Tell them why you are the right fit for the job. Tell them a few major achievements that you want your interviewer to know, then wrap up your answer by telling them how this prior achievement has positioned you for the role you’re applying for.
Top 2: Why do you want this job?
Companies want to hire people who are passionate about the job, so you should have a great answer about why you want the position. Name a couple of key factors that make the role a great fit for you then share why you love the company so much and would like to be part of the team.
Top 3: Why should we hire you?
This may sound the same as the second question. However, if you’re asked, you’re in luck! You can take this opportunity to sell your skills to the interviewer. Tell them how hard you can work for the company, how you can deliver great results, can you work independently and in a team, and other positive traits that may help you get the job opportunity.
Top 4: Why are you leaving your current company?
This is a question that EVERY interviewer will ask. But no worries, keep things positive as you have nothing to gain by being negative about your past employers. Throwing negative statements about your past employers will only make you look bad. Instead, frame things in a way that shows that you’re eager to take on new opportunities and that the role you’re interviewing for is a better fit for you than your current or last position.
Top 5: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Usually when an interviewer asks this question they are trying to evaluate whether are you ambitious and do you have a realistic expectations for your career. Just be honest and tell them your future goals. However, if you are still unsure about your future goals, it is alright to say that you’re not quite sure what the future holds, but you see this experience playing an important role in helping you make that decision.
Top 6: What are you looking for in a new position?
The answer should be similar to the position you’re applying.
Top 7: What type of work environment do you prefer?
The answer should be similar to the environment of the company you’re applying to.
Top 8: What’s your management style?
Ideal managers are strong but flexible, balancing between both task and people-oriented. And that’s exactly what you want to show off in your answer. Then, share a couple of your best managerial moments, like when you grew your team from 3 to 10 or groomed an under-performing employee to be motivated and provide better results.
Top 9: What are your greatest professional strengths?
When answering this question, share your true strengths, not those you think the interviewer wants to hear, but strengths that are most targeted to this particular position. Then, follow up with an example of how you’ve demonstrated these traits in a professional setting.
Top 10: What do you consider to be your weaknesses?
What your interviewer really wants is to gauge your self-awareness and honesty. Strike a balance by thinking of something that you struggle with but that you’re working to improve. For example, maybe you’ve never been strong at socializing with people and is an introvert, but you’ve recently volunteered to run meetings to help you be more comfortable when socializing with people.
Top 11: What are your salary requirements?
Do research on what you should be paid based on your current experience, education, and skills. Then, make sure the hiring manager knows that you’re flexible. You’re communicating that you know your skills are valuable, but that you want the job and are willing to negotiate.
Top 12: Do you have any questions for us?
It’s your opportunity to ask and find out whether the job is the right fit for you. Just ask what’s in your mind. What do you want to know about the position? The company? The department? The team?
Be prepared! And we wish you good luck!