Seeking for a job is mixed with so much emotion, and when you’re finally called up for a job interview, the happiness is overwhelmed with mixed emotions and heightened tensions. Man begin to anticipate and even speculate on what questions might be thrown at them, which is great, but if not put speculated upon properly, you might end up blown away on interview date.

I would be giving you a list of often asked questions at job interviews, and recommend tactical responses satisfactory enough to the questions. Pep yourself ahead.

Why should we hire you?
If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills, whatever goals I set, I ensure to complete them within stipulated time.
Why did you leave your last job?
In order to enhance my skill set and to search for better and challenging opportunities.
Why being unemployed for such a long time?
I enrolled myself for some advanced personality development course with some freelance work.
What is your ability to work under pressure?
I am calm and focused on multitasks while being patient.
Expectations for this job?
To advance my career to a better level than the previous.
Describe your management style?
I keep a constant tab of assigned works and finish before deadlines.
Are you a team player?
Yes, I am. I’ve been a team player in carrying out assigned projects before deadlines in past organisations I worked.
What irritates you?
I believe in team work and when I find a thing irritating, I try to avoid it unless it affects me personally.
How long would you expect to work for us?
As long as I feel challenged professionally.
How do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I see myself among the top ranking managers (or whichever position you’re applying for) in this company and with hard work and determination, nothing is possible.”
What is your weakness?
I concentrate on one thing at a time.
What is your strength?
I am a team player and a quick learner and think outside the box when challenges present themselves.
Any question for us?
When can I join?
What are your core competencies?
I don’t have a scale of preference to my core competencies because I believe that they are brought to the fore when various challenges and situations arise. Nevertheless, I utilize them in a proper manner as circumstances present themselves.
What pay do you expect?
I believe as a reputable organization, there is a fair payment structure existing and I would be happy if placed in a fair payment structure within the organisation’s payment policies, one that would make me committed to be happy working in your organization.


Remember, be confident, but not arrogant. Have you tied up all loose ends against your upcoming interview? How prepared are you? Let us know in the comment section.

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