How To Answer Common Interview Questions

Oct 02, 2018 ruth adetayo
While there are a thousand and one interview questions, most candidates tend to get stuck in the 3 listed below. 


1. Tell us about yourself


Talking endlessly about what you want, how this job is the direction you want to go in your career, and how the experience would be great for you or your numerous hobbies is meaningless info to an interviewer. Keep your answer short and straight to the point. The past achievements you want the interviewer to know is what should come out first, sum it up with how it makes you suitable for the role.


2. How did you find out about this position


It doesn’t matter how you got to hear about the vacancy, what’s important is how to answer it in a very smart way. If you found out through a friend, drop the person's name and explain why it got your attention.


3. What are you salary requirements 


With your knowledge of the company and the skills you possess, you should be able to pinpoint the salary you’re aiming for. However, it’s best to leave it a bit higher than what you’re hoping for, but make sure you let the interviewer know you’re open to negotiations.


On a side note, don’t be afraid to admit if you were fired from your previous employment and always keep your tone positive about past employers. Read about the company you’re having an interview with, so you can ask questions of your own at the end of the interview. But, be careful to avoid asking personal questions.