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Most Common Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

The tension and nervousness one is going through before a job interview is a lot to take in. In some unique cases, interviewees faint or get extraordinarily anxious. According to a survey, millions of Americans have resigned from their jobs since 2021 and that means there are several job openings and vacancies. So to help you pull through, here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions at a job interview. 

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Could You Tell Us More About Yourself And Describe Your Background As Well?

One thing you should know is that interviewers love to ask this question. They want to know about your past and figure out the type of person they are going to work with. You have to go the extra mile to make your answer interesting from the beginning to end so that the interviewers gets bound to choose you. 

You can talk about as to how you got interested in the respective position you’re applying for. Briefly state them regarding your education and accolades. Brief them on how you got trained for such a position and also talk about your experience before (if you have any). If you have worked in a groundbreaking or intricate project, make sure to mention it. 

How Do You Deal With Stressful Times Or Pressurised Situations?

The interviewer simply wants to know how can you work under tense times. Do you take it well or get caught up in the pressure? Every company wants someone who can handle the pressure well and work more intensely when the deadline day is reaching close. Brief them about any relevant experience you had in the past times or if its something you’re focusing on, still state them about your progress. Not crumbling or having a meltdown in dire times is a rare skill. If you are someone who has always been incapable of handling pressure, state the employer that you’re focusing on certain mindfulness practices that can help you become better in handling stress. 

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How Did You Come To Know About The Position Opening?

Interviewers always want to know from where did you get the news of a job opening in their company. Was it from a friend that works here or follows the company? Or do you keep track of their company often times? Long story short, they just want to know how did you apply here out of all.

However, if someone recommended you to apply for a job here, make sure to say their name. Also continue briefing them about how you met that person. If the person still works at the company you’re applying for a job at, explain why they thought you’d be the perfect person. 

If it was you all along, then explain what made you apply for a job here. A certain unique point might do your case better. You ultimately have to lure the employer into realising that you chose their company over several others. 

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Could You Handle Multiple Projects, How Do You Organise Yourself?

The main thing that all employers want to know is how do you manage your work and stay productive. They also want to know if you follow a certain schedule or time table for any unanticipated tasks involved for your department. Make sure to explain them that you take deadline dates seriously and tend to abide by then no matter what. 

Also explain them regarding any past events when you stayed on track even after being assigned many different tasks. Further explain how do you manage time between different projects and wish to submit them before deadline date. 

What Is In Your Mind Regarding The Salary?

Now before you start interviewing with the employer, you must have a certain salary amount you’re looking forward to get accepted at. Do your research and find out about how much a person can be paid at the position you’re applying for. There are many websites to do the deed for you. Although be ready for this question because each department in a company is running on a certain budget. 

Always remember to state a certain salary range and not an exact number. You should leave some room for the negotiation procedure. Its also recommended to state a higher number so that the negotiations can slightly go your way. Also keep in mind to not bring up the salary deciding part of the discussion until the interviewer does