It’s likely not the first—nor will it be the last—time you’ve been asked one or more of the common interview questions. That means there’s no excuse to arrive unprepared to answer them.
Rehearsing how you might respond to some of the most commonly asked interview questions is a great way to gain a competitive edge and give more polished interview responses.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are your goals?
- What’s your greatest achievement at work?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Describe a time when you experienced a setback or failure at work.
- Tell me about a time when you disagreed or experienced conflict with someone at work.
Practice and hone your responses to these obvious interview questions to get a few easy wins in the interview and raise your confidence for facing the more unexpected questions that may come your way.
Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me? If an interviewer asks you this question, then your answer should always be, “Yes.” Come prepared with a few thoughtful and tailored questions that show you’ve done your research on the company and care about making sure the job is the right fit.