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Interviews: The top 10 most commonly asked interview questions

As your local recruitment expert, who hears from 100s of jobseekers every year, I understand how daunting job interviews can be, and I want to help you prepare by sharing the top 10 most commonly asked interview questions.

1: Can you tell me about yourself?

First up is the classic, "Can you tell me about yourself?" This is your chance to showcase your unique strengths and experiences, crafting a compelling response that will make you stand out will give you the edge against your competition.

2: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Next, we have the "strengths and weaknesses" question. While it may seem like a tricky one, I believe it's an opportunity to showcase your honesty and self-awareness. it's important you strike the right balance and highlight your strengths while also discussing your areas for improvement.

3: Why are you interested in this position?

Moving on to the always important "Why are you interested in this position?" question. This is where you get to show off your research and explain why this job is a perfect fit for you. Connecting the dots between your skills and the job requirements makes a great impression.

4: What are your salary expectations?

The "salary expectations" question can be a tricky one, but I'm here to help you navigate it. I understand the importance of being fairly compensated for your skills and experience and can help you prepare a confident and reasonable response.

5: Why do you want to work for our company?

The "why do you want to work for our company?" question is all about showcasing your enthusiasm for the company and its culture. If you articulate your excitement for the position and explain how it aligns with your long-term career goals, you will be on the right track.

6: How do you handle difficult situations or conflict?

When it comes to handling difficult situations or conflict, I believe it's essential to showcase your problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills. Share examples of how you've handled challenging situations in the past and how you can apply those skills to this job.

7: What are your long-term career goals?

Your long-term career goals are important, and sharing them in a way that demonstrates your passion for the industry and the job will help you make a strong case for why this job is an essential part of your career journey.

8: Can you provide an example of a successful project you’ve completed?

Providing an example of a successful project is a great way to demonstrate your skills and experience. Consider carefully the right project and highlight the most important aspects of it to showcase your strengths.

9: What are your hobbies or interests?

Your hobbies and interests can say a lot about you as a person, highlights your personality and demonstrates your fit with the company culture. Be honest about your hobbies and interests, and highlight any that are relevant to the job or demonstrate skills such as teamwork or leadership.

10: Do you have any questions for us?

Finally, I believe that asking questions is essential to show your interest in the position and the company. Prepare a list of thoughtful and engaging questions that will leave a positive impression on the interviewer.


So there you have it, the top 10 most used interview questions. Preparing thoughtful and concise responses to these questions can help you make a great impression during your job interview. Remember to be honest, specific, and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the position and the company. And by doing so, I believe that with the right preparation and mindset, you can showcase your unique strengths and experiences and land the job of your dreams!




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