3 Job Interview Questions Asked In Every Interview and How To Answer Them

3 Job Interview Questions Asked In Every Interview and How To Answer Them


In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 interview questions during a 45 minute interview. Interview questions vary depending on the employer and positions applied for, but certain interview questions are asked time and time again in every job interview.


This article will help you to prepare and to pass your next job interview in 3 separate ways. 1. You will learn the 3 common asked interview questions. 2. You will be given an explanation of the type of answer the interviewer is looking for ( a guide to what the employer wants you to discuss ) 3. You will be given an example job interview answer for each individual interview question, allowing you to tweak this answer, making it relevant to your own experiences.


Below you can also access 101 Interview Questions and techniques to Influence the Job Interview. Good luck with your next job interview.


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3 Common Asked Job Interview Questions and Answers

Job Interview Question 1:

“Tell me about yourself?”


One of the most common asked questions in interviews, normally asked at the beginning of an interview, this question gives you the opportunity to deliver a short statement about your experiences and skills relevant to the job position you are applying for.


    • Start with a “selling” line that will highlight your main strength and/or achievement
    • Keep each point brief as you can explain each point again in more detail throughout the interview
    • You want to interest the interviewer and get them to want to know more about you
    • End this answer with a reason why you’re looking for a new job



Potential Interview Answer

“I’ve been working in Sales for 8 years. I have a great understanding of selling insurance to the public and businesses. My innovative sale techniques have increased profits by 25% year on year for the past 3 years. I am now ready for a new challenge and with your company having a great reputation, I believe this is the opportunity I have been waiting to apply for”



Job Interview Question 2:

“Why did you leave your last job?”


Be positive with this answer and smile – employers like to hear that you left for a good opportunity or reason, a chance to do something special or for a good career move.


    • Start the answer with a look back
    • Explain what you enjoyed about your previous role
    • Give a Positive reason for leaving



Potential Interview Answer

“I enjoyed working at Company Name and really enjoyed the interaction of working with a wide range of individuals-I feel I gained a lot of transferable skills from this experience, which I can use in this role. It was a hard choice to leave but I felt that this great opportunity is the next obvious step for me





Job Interview Question 3:

“Why do you want this position?”


Your research will pay off with this question; explain you have always wanted to work for their company and the reason why. Discuss how your goal has always been to work in this industry as you always wanted to (job criteria) and finally finish by explaining how your previous experience or qualifications will add value to the company.

Potential Interview Answer

“Since becoming qualified my goal has been to work with your organisation, as I believe my vision is in line with your company mission. I have always had a creative side and feel that good advertisement makes a difference for companies looking to be successful. My experience in advertising, my creativity and my rapport with clients will add value to your company.”




Job Interview Question 4:

“What are your strengths?”


This is one of the most common questions you will be asked. Give an answer relevant to the skills and qualities relevant to the position you are applying to. The interviewer is trying to find if your strengths match the job. For example, if you are applying for a job where accuracy is an important issue, one of your strengths could be that you have an eye for detail. It may useful to find different words to describe similar attributes and qualities in order to avoid repetition.


Potential Interview Answer


“I have often been told that I have an eye for detail and that I am very accurate and precise. This was very important during my last role where I worked on large business accounts”

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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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