Popular interview questions

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Whether you’ve been to dozens of interviews or just a few, one thing is certain, you’ll start to notice a pattern. So, what are the questions that interviewers use? Take notes, because in this section, you'll learn the top 10.

Popular interview questions

Whether you’ve been to dozens of interviews or just a few, one thing is certain: You’ll start to notice a pattern. While each interview – and interviewer -- is different, the same questions will pop up again and again and again. 

So, what are the questions that interviewers use to find out if you’re their #1 choice for the job? Take notes, because here are the top ten:

  • How do you handle stressful situations?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • You left your last job – why? 
  • How do you measure success?
  • Why do you want this particular job?
  • What makes you different than other job candidates?
  • Can you tell us how you solved a difficult problem?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Would you tell us about yourself?

Graphic showing those Prepared winning race against Unprepared.If you’re stumped on how you’ll answer these questions, here’s a site that has the answers you’re looking for: Top 10 Interview Questions. You'll want to put a spin on your own answers, but it's a good starting point. Another great site which will help prepare you for interview questions can be found here: Pre-Interview Questionnaires.

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