Common Job Interview Questions


Questions to expect during an interview - Common Job Interview Questions from Bulldog Resume 7/17/2009

It is important to be prepared when the interviews finally happen. Why create your resume, spend hours researching who’s hiring, submit your resume to countless places to find yourself unprepared for when the most important part -“the interviews”- start to happen.


Here is a list of some common questions that might be asked of you. Be prepared by rehearsing and preparing yourself for the coveted interviews. The best way to avoid having a bad job interview is to prepare ahead of time. Bulldog Resume also offers job interview training with job interview tips to help you prepare further for the big interview.


Common Interview Questions:


  • Please tell me about yourself…

  • Why should we hire you?

  • What are your plans for the next year? Two years? Five years?

  • What do you expect from this job?

  • What are your weaknesses? (always show willingness to work on them)

  • Can you work under pressure? (you may be asked to describe a specific situation)

  • What motivates you?

  • Why have you been unemployed for so long?

  • What are your strengths?

  • Why did you leave your last job?

  • What did you like/dislike about your last job? (be careful on this one)

  • What would your former employer say about you if I called them today?

  • Do you have references?

  • Why did you get into this line of work?

  • What are your salary requirements?

  • What made you want to apply to our company? (do your research on the interviewing company)


The interview is a two way street. Remember, you are also interviewing the employer to see if you want to work for that company. You should have a list of questions in mind to ask the interviewer.


Here are some suggestions:


  • What would you expect from me?

  • What would my main responsibilities be?

  • How will my performance be evaluated?

  • Would there be any travel involved with this position?

  • Is there room for advancement?

  • Why is the position open?

  • What is most pressing about the job and what could I accomplish in 3 months to help change it

  • Where do you see this company in two years?

  • How would you describe your management style?

  • How do you see me fitting into this company?

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