*How to answer 50 Most Common Interview Questions*
1) *Tell me a little about yourself.*
I am one of the top graduates of my batch in College. I am known in school as an organizer, having held several committees and organizations since my first year. I am a dedicated person who never stops working on something until it is perfect. It would be a pleasure for me to discuss how I can be such an asset to your company.
2) *Why do you want to work in this company?*
This company is on the list of most admired companies every year. I want to play a role in ensuring this company stays on that list. I want to be part of a company that offers no less than quality in terms of products and after sales services.
3) *Do you consider yourself successful?*
Yes. During my ___ year career, I have learned to set goals and to make sure I meet each of it. I make sure obstacles do not hinder me from reaching my goals, but instead should inspire me to exert more. I believe the new position I am applying for will enable me to reach up higher and be more successful.
4) *Are you willing to travel?*
Yes. I love traveling. Adjusting in new places and meeting new people would be a delightful experience for me.
5) *What are your salary expectations?*
As of now, I haven’t thought much about it. I’m more focused on learning the requirements for this position that I am applying for.
6) *What would you consider your greatest strengths?*
I’m a highly motivated person. I don’t stop until I get things done. I value other people’s time and company’s resources. I work to become an asset, not a liability.
7) *What would you consider your greatest weakness?*
People say I sometimes act too much as a perfectionist. To counter this, I attended seminars that teach me how to manage myself well.
8) *What motivates you?*
Many things motivate me. My goal to be the best of what I can be often motivates me to go beyond my own expectations. When I see myself being productive everyday, it motivates me to continue.
9) *Tell me about your dream job.*
The only dream job I’ve always had was a job that keeps me busy, a job wherein I get to contribute to the company’s success.
10) *Why did you leave your last job?*
I left my previous job because I feel I want to do more, to get hold of a greater opportunity to serve.
11) *What experience do you have in this field?*
I have created several systems that are still in used to this day. Some of the systems I’m proud include [mention those remarkable ones]
12) *What do co-workers say about you?*
My co-worker [name] at [company] never gets tired of telling other people how brilliant I am when it comes to [specific task].
13) *Why should we hire you?*
As I have said earlier, my years of experience in this field is something that can truly contribute to this company’s success. My sense of dedication in every task that I handle is definitely a big plus. I believe my skills and work attitude measures up to your company standards.
14) *Are you a team player?*
Yes, definitely. While I will deny the fact that I can work independently with minimal supervision, I’m also one companion every leader would ever wanted to be in his team. Whatever task is assigned to me, I make sure it meets and exceeds what is expected of me. I also make it a point to reach out to teammates whenever needed.
15) *What is your philosophy towards work?*
I have only one philosophy when it comes to work: every piece of work, regardless of size, has to be done on time and in the right manner.
16) *What have you learned from mistakes on the job?*
I learned that without proper coordination, even the simplest task could cause problems in a project. I had this problem during my first job. From that time on, I made sure every I thing follows every detail and coordination.
17) *Describe your management style.*
Basically, my management style comes with promptness and flexibility. To make sure goals are achieved, I religiously study and make plans down to the smallest detail. While I do implement a strict sense of being time bounded, I also add reason.
personality and hope is that I be able to land a job in your company.
36) *Do you know anyone who works in our company?*
No. I found your ads in a popular job posting website.
37) *How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?*
I am a quick learner. Every time there is something new to me, I take time to study it at the soonest time.
38) *Have you ever worked in a job that you hated?*
Not exactly hated. I once had a job that does not exactly match my qualification. Nevertheless, I was glad I took the job because it was an opportunity to learn something new and added to my list of experience.
39) *What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?*
Some of my strongest points at work are being hardworking, patient and a quick learner.
40) *What is the most difficult thing about working with you?*
My co-workers often say I’m too serious about my work. However, I have attended some personality enhancing seminars to blend better with co-leagues.
41) *What suggestion/s have you made in your previous employment that was implemented?*
I once suggested that management and staff should have more regular meetings instead of quarterly meetings. I was happy that management took note of this and even commended me for making a good initiative.
42) *Would you rather be liked or feared?*
I would like to be liked, but more importantly, I would prefer to be respected. Being feared does not necessarily command respect.
43) *How do you cope with stress?*
I pause for a few minutes, look out into the window. Brief pauses in enough to get me charged again. I can manage stress well enough and does not decrease my productivity level.
44) *Would you rather work for money or job satisfaction?*
Job satisfaction is more important for me. Working just for the money may not be fulfilling if I don’t like the job in the first place. Job satisfaction makes me stay productive; money would naturally come along well.
45) *Describe your work ethics.*
Always give your best in every job, if not, don’t do it at all.
46) *What was your biggest challenge with your previous boss?*
My previous boss was very strict when it came to deadlines and output. It was a challenge for me to meet every expectation he made. It was also a good learning experience for me because it only made me better at what I do.
47) *Do you enjoy working as part of a team?*
Yes, I enjoy it very much. Being part of a team means you get to contribute for the good of all, while at the same time there’s are members who can support you and share more knowledge with you.
48) *Why should we hire you?*
Because I believe my talents and skills will definitely be a big contribution to your company’s continuing pursuit of excellence. I’m a fast worker and hardworking person who can be very reliable asset to this company.
49) *Has anything ever irritated you about people you’ve worked with?*
I go along fine with co-workers. When I feel the other guy’s attitude is a negative one, I try my best to approach him and talk things over. I always make it a point to stay positive and transparent with people around me.
50) *Do you have any questions for me?*
I would like to know what are the next step is for me. I would also be interested to know more about the details of this position I am applying for.