How to handle Job Interview Questions

Knowing how to put together decent answers to job interview questions is the key to winning an employment offer. The best applicants tend to spend ton of time both on preparing their answers and rehearsing because they know what difference 30 to 60 - minute interview can make to their career. This guide provides guidance on how to answer most commonly asked job interview questions.



Standard job interview questions

Recruiters kick off the start with icebreakers that can be easily answered. Often, they wouldn't be pushing you on these nevertheless you need to provide decent answers so that you can make good impression right from the start. In this part you will learn how to answer the most frequently asked interview icebreakers such as tell me about yourself, what do you know about the company, why do you want to work here or why should we hire you.


Personality questions

Hiring manager wants to know who is behind the great employment history, impressive achievements or educational background. Personality interview questions are aimed at finding out what are your strengths, weaknesses, aspirations or ambitions for the role you apply. This section will give you useful advice on how to prepare your answers about your strengths, weaknesses, what would your last boss say about you or what motivates you.


Work experience job interview questions

As the name suggests interviewer will ask these to get better idea of your work experience to date. These questions can reveal a lot about your work ethic and show hiring manager how you tend to behave at workplace. This part will cover the answer to the most common work experience questions such as describe your workload in your current job, in your last job, what were your three most significant accomplishments, what did you like most and least about your last workplace or why are you leaving your current job.


Common interview questions

Wouldn't it be perfect if you knew what you will be asked during your interview? Well, we can't read other people minds and hence you need to take time and do your preparation. This chapter will provide you with some ideas to answer the following questions. What are your long term career objectives, what would you say is the best working environment, how did you resolve conflict, do you work well under pressure or how you manage stress.


Competency questions and answers

These questions are based on the premise that past behaviour on the job is the best predictor of future performance. To answer up to hiring manager expectations you will have to provide an example from the past where you have demonstrated necessary skills or competencies for the job at hand. This chapter covers tutorial with fully worked example answers on problem solving, team working, organizing and planning and dealing with challenges.


How to answer competency questions

To come across as an intelligent, organised and resourceful candidate you need to demonstrate your competencies in the best possible light.  This part gives you some advice on how to answer behavioural interview questions. It provides with step by step guide to give you thorough understanding of the format you need to follow.


Job interview tips

This section gives some useful hints and tips for your upcoming interview. It provides useful advice how to sell yourself in the best light possible to convince hiring manager to give you employment offer.