Top 10 Job Interview Questions

When reading the top 10 job interview questions, think about the answer in terms of what the interviewer wants to really find out from you.

The interviewer is listening for many things in the job interview. The answer you provide says a lot about you - who you are, what you value, how analytical you are and so on.

You have to show the interviewer more than your capability of answering a few questions. You have to show him/her how much you know about the company you are interviewing with, how professionally you can interact with others, and how well you communicate.

Plan your answers in advance and you'll have a much better chance of succeeding in the job interview.

Here are the Top 10 Job Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to work for us?
  3. Where do you plan to be in 5 years?
  4. Why did you leave your last job?
  5. Would you be willing to relocate?
  6. Are you willing to work more than 40 hours per week?
  7. What was wrong with your current or last position?
  8. How long will you stay with our company?
  9. What do you think is your greatest weakness?
  10. What do you think is your greatest strength?

As you prepare for your next job interview, focus on what the interviewer is expecting from you. When he/she asks if you are willing to relocate, the question is more about your flexibility and commitment than it is about a specific location (at least in many cases).

When you are able to answer these questions in a way that provides the interviewer with a full picture of your capabilities, you will have a much better chance of getting a job offer.

You will likely be asked more than these top 10 job interview questions, but being prepared for these questions will set you up nicely for any others that come your way.

Be prepared!

And, just to help you with some additional job interview tips, here are the Top Interview Guidelines as provided by the State of Idaho's website:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to the interview; on time is too late.
  • Greet the interviewer by his or her last name with a smile and a firm handshake.
  • Wait to be seated.
  • Maintain good eye contact throughout the interview. This denotes confidence and truthfulness.
  • Keep your discussion relevant to the job. Do not offer unnecessary personal information.
  • Do not answer questions with a simple yes or no. Sell yourself by using examples, and paint a clear picture of where, when, how, what and why you gained the necessary skills to do the job.
  • Answer all questions to the point.
  • Stay positive. Do not make derogatory remarks about previous or present employers.
  • Do not request information on salary, commission, bonuses or vacation on the initial interview.
  • Always represent yourself honestly.
  • At the conclusion of the interview, show your enthusiasm by emphasizing your interest in the position.

Source: Interviewing Tips

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Additional Job Interview Q&A; Info

For even more information about job interview questions and how to answer them, consider the "Job Interview Success System."

One of the 5 key components of this system is a 31-page report entitled "How to Give Job-Winning Answers to Interview Questions." In addition to giving more tips and strategies on general answering techniques, it lists 45 of the easiest, toughest, silliest and most common job interview questions as well as how to respond to them.

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