Tips for Answering 3 Most Common Interview Questions


No one can predict what questions a hiring manager would be asking, but you can prepare answers for the few common questions. It is important to spend some time getting comfortable with what you might be asked. Scroll down to learn the ultimate guide to answering 3 most common interview questions!




Q1. Tell me about yourself

This is your first impression that will set the overall tone of the interview. You need to emphasize the key points that you want the company to know about you.

  • Do not begin reciting your resume or mentioning something irrelevant.

  • Focus on your professional experiences and career goals, unless asked about non-professional traits, such as hobbies.

  • Be concise and enthusiastic in explaining why you are a strong fit for the opportunity.


Q2. What are your greatest professional strengths?

  • Be accurate as possible

  • Do not simply share strengths you think the interviewer would like to hear.

  • Speak on the unique strengths that are relevant and integral to the position you are interviewing for.

  • Be specific when describing a certain strength

  • Provide examples of how you implemented these strengths in professional setting

  • Do not use common “filler” phrases like “good people skills.”


Q3. Why would we hire you?

This is a great chance to show the interviewers that you have done your research on the company.

  • Show that you understand the position and what the company is looking for.

  • Describe how and what you will do in the position to meet expectations and add to the company



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Read HRCap Guidebook: Interview



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