Are you tired of sitting through the fear or even embarrassment of not knowing what to say during an interview for a job you really want? We’ve put together a list of the TOP 8 interview questions of 2019 to help you prepare and ace your next interview 💪
A classic question that we’ve all heard by now. If you’re wondering why, interviewers actually ask this question to see and find out if your attitude is consistent with their company culture. So when you explain what you’re good at, don’t stop there. Back it with specific evidence. E.g. “I believe that one can never learn enough. For example, I recently enrolled and completed a course in…” etc.
Again, interviewers want to assess whether your attitude is consistent with their company culture. As important as your past experience and skills are, interviewers typically look at more than just what would make you valuable in this role.
Don’t make the biggest mistake of hesitating before you answer when you interviewer asks you this question. If you haven’t identified what your strengths enough to be sure about them, you look unprepared. Keep in mind, the whole purpose of the interview is to take this opportunity to sell yourself to the employer. Again, when expressing a strength, always back it up with specific examples of how this was beneficial to your previous employers.
Be very careful about what you’re about to say next. Be honest about your weaknesses and always express the steps you’ve taken to address this issue. Your next employer would appreciate your honesty, how realistic you are about your own abilities and skills and your efforts to improve.
Again, be very careful about you’re going to answer this question. “I didn’t get along with my co-workers” isn’t the best answer, as it will likely make your potential employer believe that you won’t get along with existing staff. Be honest, and should there have been issues with previous co-workers or management, be sure to express all the ways you attempted to overcome and resolve the issue before deciding to leave.
If it’s about earning more money, don’t say this. Instead, research the company and learn more about the culture prior to your interview so that what you say next aligns more with the company. For example, if it’s a company that grows fast and is known for their work-hard/play-hard culture, then express something along the lines of this. Not only will it show that you took the time to research the company but also that you have stronger reasons for wanting to join the team.
This is said to be a question that many seem to be least prepared for, so always ensure that you are prepared well-enough to answer this question well-enough.
Pro tip: Make sure your answer is relevant to the role you’ve applying for.
Trick question alert! Always prepare at least 10 different questions that you could potentially ask. Most will most probably be answered throughout the course of your interview, but you’ll want to make sure you have some good questions to ask before the end. Another pro tip: Don’t ask simple questions that you could find out on their website, rather try and think of more insightful questions that could teach you more about the company and its culture.