re you preparing for an interview? The best way to get prepared for an interview is to get used to the possible questions that can be asked in the interview. And because these are similar most times, the contracting manager will expect you to find the questions easy.
I am not saying all interview questions are the same, but they are some common questions that are mostly asked at interviews.. Check our next article for answers to these questions.
Your response will be fluent when you are prepared for the possibly asked question. Here are some possible questions for an interview.
1. Tell Us About Yourself?
This is one of the first possible questions that can be asked. The interviewer(s) will want you to introduce yourself a little bit. Get ready to say why you think you are the qualified person for the position you are applying for.
Make sure you provide the information about yourself without taking much of their time. Start by telling them about your personal interest and experience such as a hobby, a brief account of your background and what makes you love the profession.
2. Why Should We Hire You?
The contracting manager wants to know if you are best qualified for the post.
All you have to do is to be confident in yourself and answer the questions as expected. Tell them what you have in the package to offer them and why you think you should get the job. This is when you will disclose your qualifications and experience (if any), to be by what the interviewer wants to hear.
3. Why did You Applied For This Position?
Why are you the best for this position? This is when you will disclose what you know about the company, what you have in stock for the company.
So you must have made researches about the company very well before going for the interview, be specific about your plans, and the exact place the company needs your service.
4. What Are You Proficient In?
This is the question an interviewer will ask to know what area you are good at. Tell them those qualities that make you qualified for the job. Make them know the good part of you that makes you different from other staff.
Talking high about yourself may not feel good enough, but remember this your chance of you telling them what makes you a great candidate for the post.
And while answering this, remember to ‘show’ and not just ‘tell’ them you have critical reasoning skills. This can be done by telling a story or solving a little problem.
5. What Are Your Weakness?
It feels inconvenient to speak about your weakness in a place you are more concerned about your success. Think deeply and pick your answer correctly and frame them around the positive aspect of your achievement making the weakness seem like strength.
The interviewer wants to know if your cant face hard tasks so you will share those weaknesses you’ve stood up to correct lately.
6. What Are Your Plans For The Future?
This question is asked to know the plans you have for the company, maybe you are staying for a long term or not. It is also asked to know your expectation for your career and gauge your ambition.
The best way to answer this question is to consider your present career state and how the company can help you achieve your goal.
7. Tell Us about The Recent Challenges You’ve Faced And How Your Overcame It?
This is an opportunity to show them what you are made of. And there is no right or wrong answer for this, it is the way you react to this question the interviewer is after to be sure if you can handle a situation under pressure.
They want to know how you will respond when faced with difficult decisions. And also be prepared to share a story (if any), because sharing a story will make it believable and appealing.
8. Why Do You Want To Leave Your Present Job?
This is a critical question that needs honest and positive answers. Don’t say bad things about your current employer no matter how bad you feel about him or her. Instead, focus your answers on the plans you have for the future
Give answers that will make the interviewer believes that you are leaving for good, not the one that will make him/her sees you as a bad person.
9. Do You Have Any Question To Ask?
This is possibly one of the most important questions in an interview because it allows you to discuss things that have not been asked in the interview process, making them see you as a serious person and the best for the role.
Remember this a chance to also interview the company. So ask questions about what you are coming to face in the company.
10. What Are Your Salary Expectation?
Questions about money may be trickish to answer sometimes because you will not want to bring yourself too low or sell yourself too high of the company’s budget.
All you have to do is to make research beforehand to know the salary range of the company or that of the one paid to people employed in your post.
ou cannot be able to prepare enough for an interview without practicing these questions and know how to answer each question without messing up.