Job Interview Questions, Answers, and Tips to Prepare

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The New Job and the Company

What do you know about the company, why do you want the job, and what would you do if you were to be hired, are just some of the questions you’ll be asked about the position and employer. Take the time to research the employer prior to the interview, so that you can ask informed questions about the job and company.

  1. How is our company better than your current employer?
  2. What interests you about this job?
  3. What do you know about this company?
  4. What do you know about this company? (for sales jobs)
  5. Why do you want this job?
  6. Why do you want to work here?
  7. What challenges are you looking for in a position?
  8. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days on the job?
  9. What can we expect from you in the first 60 days on the job?
  10. Are you willing to travel?
  11. What is good customer service?
  12. What would be your ideal company culture?
  13. When could you start work?
  14. Is there anything I haven’t told you about the job or company that you would like to know?

Questions About The Future

Are you going to stick around if you’re hired is something most employers want to know. All these questions will gauge your interest in making a commitment.

  1. Tell me about the trends in your profession and industry.
  2. What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you?
  3. What is your professional development plan?
  4. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  5. How do you plan to achieve your goals?
  6. What will you do if you don’t get this position?

More Interview Questions

These are the top ten most commonly asked interview questions, with examples of the best answers. Also review job-specific interview questions for many different positions to get ideas for framing your own interview responses.

Questions to Ask

The last question you’ll most likely be asked is whether you have any questions. Here’s how to respond.

  • Do you have any questions for me?