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The 12 most frequently asked questions during an interview

Below are the questions that potential employees can expect to face during an interview


1.Tell me about yourself?

Most interviews start with this question and the way you answer will make your first impression. If you’re not quite sure what to say, you’ll be unsure about yourself.

Instead if you start to list all your greatest hits and talk too much, your ego might seem a little too big.

You need to find a balance between these two aspects, for this reason it is recommended to write about 2-3 sentences on your professional path and how you learned about this job opportunity

You don’t need to give so many details


2. Why do you want to work for (insert company)?

This question verifies how much you know about the company and its activities, so be sure to inquire about it and be able to speak sincerely about your wishes to work there.


3. How did you hear about this job?

This is your opportunity to talk more about why you love this company and what motivates you to want to work there.


4. Tell me about something on your resume

In this case you have the opportunity to talk about one of your skills or a result you listed or a specific place where you worked

Talk about the most interesting aspect of your resume.


5. Why you’re looking for a job ?

Through this question the interviewer understands whether the candidate really deserves that job offer and whether it is indeed right to hire him. For this reason, focus on the positive and be specific.


6. Why we should hire you ?

Be specific, summarize your work history and results and use the numbers when possible. For example, indicate how many years of experience you have or cite some of the results you have achieved in your latest company.


7. Where do you see yourself in five years ?

Focus on your career goals and be realistic or alternatively you can simply respond that you’re not sure what your future will be like, but that you believe that this position will help you navigate in the right direction alone.


8. Tell me about a conflict you faced at work and how you dealt with it.

Prepare in advance a specific example, you will avoid the embarrassing moment of silence and you will highlight your professionalism in resolving disagreements within a working team


9. What’s your dream job ?

Focus on your career goals and how this job will prepare you for the future, bringing you closer to your dream job


10. What do you expect out of your team/co-workers?

This question is done to understand how you work in a team and whether you will be the right cultural measure for the company. To prepare yourself for this answer, be sure to look for the company in advance.


11. What do you expect from your manager?

 Answer this question as honestly as possible and take examples from your current manager if you can show how they positively help you to work better.


12. How do you deal with stress?

Be specific and explain what you actually do to deal with stress, so as to give the impression that you can keep everything under control even in difficult situations