20 most common interview questions and answers Asked in every interview

I.          Tell me about yourself

It is a first simple question of an employer but it is a great starting of an interview that can be described by a person in front of an employer. Thus, you should explain your present, past, and future in a short sentence. It will make a huge impact in front of an interviewer. A most important part is that you should connect your resume with your interview as well. It is your first impression in front of interviewers. Thus, you should be confident about words with a great personality. You can answer that question based on the employer’s demand from the interviewee. It helps in the selection, as they are thinking that you are fit for the current job. You can discuss the personal motivations as well as challenges in your professional life if you are an experienced person. One important thing is that never blame the previous companies to block your progress. You must focus on the future not present and past and never include salary and other benefits such as transport facility, free internet, and others.

II.        What do you know about the company?

You should know about their internal and external factors including goals, culture, sector, key challenges, and values. However, they already know about such types of things but you should aware about those things. It must include theoretical and practical knowledge about the company as well. It will make a great impression in front of them.

III.       Why do you want to work for us?

It should be in a proper manner to describe our strengths as well as organization. It makes a huge impact on the interviewer. It should be based on the given criteria by the company and it will be used for managing all the things to achieve the job. You should focus on the skills that are used for managing directions. However, it is based on the knowledge and skills which are shown by you at the time of the interview. Besides, it will depend on the interviewer to ask about internal and external things that are related to your skills.

IV.       What can you bring to the organization?

The interviewer wants to know and compare the skills which are required for the role. They expect a new USP (Unique Selling Point). They want to know about skills which are suitable for the job. So, you just describe about those skills which are required by them and provide details that how you develop those skills. Your skills must fulfill the requirements of the company including how you work, your results, motivations towards the job, and fresh perspective to the business. Most important thing is that you must include examples to describe your skills, such as I have supervised more than 50 corporate events in successful manner with up to 500 participants.

V.        Tell me about your weaknesses

It is a tricky question and you should deliver your answer in a proper manner that should not make a huge impact on your ability to the role. You can discuss about the area of development apart from the employer’s needs, such as online meetings, learning agenda, and others. You can say that I am a focused person and sometimes I have missed my deadlines because of other work and my high level of interest in problem-solving. Don’t get personal in the interview, as it makes huge impact on your selection as well. You can use I’m a perfectionist, which shows your skills as well as weakness.

VI.       What are your skills?

Interviewers are interested in your strengths, experiences, competencies, which are suitable for what they want for the job. You must analyses the roles and responsibilities of the job and describe your actual strengths that are required by the employer such as I have completed targets in every quarter that is possible because of my skills in persuasiveness and tenacity. In addition to that don’t list skills that aren’t relevant to the post. You can describe about your top five strengths.

VII.     Why is there a gap in your work history?

This is a red flag from an employer’s point of view. Thus, don’t leave a gap in experience history. However, you can give a solid reason behind the gap. You can provide a full explanation for the gap. You can use solid reasons including being a parent, dismissal, health issues, etc. you cannot use rubbish language such as I don’t want to talk about that incident and ‘ it is none of your business, which are not formal in interview.

VIII.    What challenges are you looking for in a position?

The employer wants to know about stamina and ambitions to handle challenges with the opportunities, which can provide by them. It is difficult to work to manage challenges but your response should be in a proper manner, which is helpful in managing all the skills that can be used to grab the opportunities. You should be in a positive direction and never told them that it is not possible for you to overcome problems.

IX.       What would an excellent performance look like in this role?

It is the most important part of your interview in which you should describe about your ethics and morals towards your role in the company with impacts you might make. It should be managed by you. The employer wants to know about your basic skills. Thus, you should be focused on your learning from your previous job and avoid your previous role at the time of the interview.

X.        What is your greatest accomplishment?

You must discuss about recognition in the previous job places, which are based on your skills. However, you are switching your job which means you want more money or growth. Thus, be specific about the career goals and opportunities. Basic requirements are changed based on the projects and works. Thus, you should prepare for new opportunities.

XI.       Why should we hire you?

It makes a huge change in your selection, as this question asked for a particular skill that is useful to manage the job in the company. Thus, you should include USPs to improve your level for selection such as knowledge about a tool, certifications, etc. these USPs must focus on the current opening. You cannot be arrogant in the interview for this question such as I don’t know.

XII.     Why are you suitable for the job?

You can use behavioral and technical skills to answer this question in a confident way. They must know about your strength that is used to influence at a higher level. Most of the candidates are overconfident about their skills that make a negative impact on the interviewers. You should tell the4 truth which is possible. Don’t say like ‘I will give my 101%.

XIII.    What would you do in the first month on the job?

You can describe about your short-term goals that are effective and better than other employees. However, it is based on practical work but you must prepare for the actual things. You can provide better business functions and processes that are used for managing operations in that organization in the long-terms as well as short-terms.

XIV.    What kind of environment do you like best?

It is a basic requirement of an employer to know about the basic features that are used for managing all things in a better manner. An employee must know about the work ethics, demographics, working hours, and style of the workplace. So be specific about your current job and their issues, as it is not necessary to accept you because of nature and other perspectives. However, it makes a huge impact on small corporate. However, most of the things are used for understanding about the behavior of employees.  You should focus on all parameter not a negative ones.

XV.      What’s your dream job?

This question is asked for making pressure in front of the interviewee. However, it is a simple question but makes a huge impact on the selection, as the employer wants to stay an employee for a long time. You can use your skills to manage the needs of the employer. You can describe about your ideas and passion, which will help you engage with them. Besides, your interest must be related to the company. Whether it is in the technical or non-technical field that you are approaching for.  Don’t discuss about unrealistic things that are not possible.

XVI.    What motivates you?

It is a main part of an interview as the main reason behind your success is your motivation. Thus, you should focus on the basic processes that are used for managing current processes that are related to your job. However, most of the people have used their knowledge to creating a good business relationship with trust and honesty between you and the organization. Your answer must match with the job role including skills, personality, and experience. Don’t include intrinsic and extrinsic benefits that are provided by the company.

XVII.   Sell me this pen

This is a tricky question that makes a huge impact on the selection, as it is based on your knowledge about the common things in the world. This is a random question to know about your thinking power at the spot, which will help in disasters. In addition to that, you can think about 10seconds to give proper answers.


XVIII. What would your boss say about you?

You must provide basic skills and recognition from your boss side, as you area hired for a new post and you can deserve something better than the previous office. Thus it should be managed by a truth that can be checked by an employer. However, you can use your boss’s words for you in favor.

XIX.    What are your salary expectations?

You can give your answer based on your knowledge as sometimes salary has provided with a rage. Thus, you can put a figure in your mind that shows a valid figure based on your skills, knowledge, and qualifications. If the conversation is converted in the negotiation then not include your personal expenses such as credit card bills, parenting, and others.

XX.      Do you have any questions for us?

It is the question in which you can provide your role to grab that job. However, you know about most of the things but it is necessary to take interest in the organization. You can include the following questions:

  • Challenges in this role
  • Culture
  • About department
  • Competition level
  • Team members
  • Future planning of the company


It has concluded after long research that the interviewee must prepare for common questions, which are asked in the interview, as it is necessary to manage all the things in a perfect manner in the interview. Thus, you must prepare most of the answers based on your skills, as these answers are helpful in success as well as experience from an interview.



20 most common interview questions and answers Asked in every interview
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