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23 Mar 2014

POSTED BY David Jackson IN Our Team, Recruitment & Career, S2M News | Mar 23rd, 2014 | 1,538 responses

Top questions at job interviews

A job interview you were expecting to be eas,y might not seem all that smooth when you are sitting opposite to your interviewer. You will have to answer every question diligently, as even a small error can result in you loosing the chance for the prospective job. Every interview is different from another, making it hard to have any specific rules to help you secure the job you want. Interview questions differ with different jobs you apple for so do your research so you are prepared.
However, there are three basic questions that we predict you will be asked by all interviewers.


  1. Introduce yourself: First impression lasts a long time, so make sure that you get this one right. This is the first question you will be asked at every interview. By asking this question, your interviewer is judging your basic personality. Keep the answer simple and short. Make sure that you do not indulge into your personal details. Talk about your qualification and work experience. If something from your past experience and qualification matches exactly what the interviewer is looking for, mention it briefly. Make sure that your introduction does not last more than 2-3 minutes.


  1. What are your strengths: Another question that is bound to be asked at every interview is what you think are your strengths.  Read about the company to know what strengths they are looking for in an employee. If there are certain attributes that they appreciate in an employee that you possess, highlight them. Your prospective employer will be glad to know that you possess the skill set that they are looking for in a candidate.


  1. What are your weaknesses: This can be a tricky question. There are several ways to answer this question. You can turn your strengths into weakness and talk about it. For instance, you can talk about your habit of checking the data several times before it is sent to the client. Talk about your weaknesses that are not related to your current job profile. You can also talk about your shortcomings, which you faced while working in previous organisation and what you did to overcome them. Make sure that you do not talk about a weakness that is a part of your prospective job profile in the interview.


So next time you go for a job interview, keep these questions in mind and prepare for them in advance before you head for the interview. Goodluck!

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