Job Interview Questions That Are Always Predictable

Job Interview Questions That Are Always Predictable


Often out of 300 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 questions during a 45 minute interview.

The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.



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Job Interview Questions That Are Always Predictable


      • Job Interview Question 1: Tell me about yourslef?

This job interview question is asked to put you ate ease, but also to uncover a little about your experience, values and skill set. Answer this simple job interview question by relating only to employment facts rather then discussing your hobbies and interest.


    • Job Interview Question 2:What do you know about our company?

This question is not asked as much anymore. Many companies will discuss the history and future goals at the job interview start as a way to sell the company to you (as they dont what a competitive company recruiting you) If asked give a detailed summary discussing the past, present and fure goals of the business



    • Job Interview Question 3: What is your sector experience?


The interveiwer here is looking to uncover your skill base, strenghs and unique selling point. Discuss your exerience as a whole “10 years in X..” and follow this with detailed examples/achievements



      • Job Interview Question 4: Give an example of X skill

Several job interview questions will be designe to uncover your skills and strenghs. Answer these questions with real examples; discuss your role rather then talking about how the company was succesful in X


    • Job Interview Question 5: What makes you stand out?


Your competition will have the same experience and qualifications. This question is about your unique selling point. Describe a skill that you possess that others won’t. What knowledge will increase profit, what strengths is invaluable,…why should they employ you? You need to answer this question with an answer that makes you really stand out from the crowd

    • Job Interview Question 6: Why do you want to work here?


Employers know that employees aren’t that loyal, if a better job comes along most people will take it. The why do you want to work here question is asked because the employer doesn’t want to recruit someone who is wanting something better. Answer this question by reassuring the employer that you have always been keen to work at their company.


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      • Job Interview Question 7: What would you do if XXXX?

Most interviewers ask what if questions. Generally they are asked because the “question” is an actual problem the employees face and the interviewer wants to know if you are capable of handling said situation. Answer this with an example of when you did successfully handle this situation


    • Job Interview Question 8: What are the challenges you will face in the day to day duties?

The question on challenges is asked to ensure you know the potential pitfalls. Answer this question by discussing the challenges and your solutions.


    • Job Interview Question 9: Describe a time you had to work under pressure?


This is asked in jobs/companies that have pressurised working environments. The employer needs reassurance, you can do the job but can you handle stress? Discuss your strategies for multi-tasking, pressure management and how you keep calm.


    • Job Interview Question 10: Do you have any questions for me?

Good interview questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.



Many people are afraid of job interviews. The truth is if you prepare for your job interview, by predicting the job interview questions, you can easily prepare your job interview answers. If your job interview answers highlight your unique selling point, are stated in the positive and are said in a confident manner, then you can influence the job interview to increase job offer.




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