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General Interview Questions

Although some job interviewers take a different approach to interview questions, most job interviews comprise of the usual interview questions and answers. Here are a few usual interview questions along with the finest way to answer them:

1.Let me know a few things about yourself.

When answering this question, explain to the interviewer why you have taken certain jobs and why you left them. Discuss why you chose to go to a school and why you chose a particular subject as your specialisation. Do not forget to mention about any breaks that you have taken in your career and what you gained out of it.

When answering this question, make sure to get associated with the points in your resume so that the interviewer not only understands what are your career accomplishments and how did you achieve them.

2.What are your greatest weaknesses?

The best way to answer this question is to choose an actual weakness on which you are putting efforts to overcome it. As no one is perfect, it is sensible to show the interviewer that you are willing to self-assess your weaknesses and looking for ways to overcome them.

3.What are your greatest strengths?

The question needs a clear and crisp answer. For instance, if you are an excellent problem solver, then simply do not mention it but provide examples to support your answer. Likewise, if you are an emotionally intelligent leader, then apart from mentioning it, explain a few instances that support your answer and provide information for the unasked question.

4. Where would you see yourself in five years from now?

The question can be answered in two ways. One, you can showcase your extraordinary drive by giving a very confident answer that you want the job. Two, you can display your humbleness by giving a docile and self-disparaging answer stating that there are many talented candidates to hire and you want to just do an excellent job and see where your hard work takes you after five years.

5.Why do you want this job?

For answering this question, don’t just focus on explaining why the company would be excellent for you to work for. Let the interviewer know how this particular job opening is perfect for you to accomplish both your short- and long-term career goals.

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