Top 10 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Top 10 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers 2022

1. Tell Me About Yourself.  

Most job interview questions are open-ended, and the interviewer is often as interested in how you answer over the specific details of the answer.

In the case of this common question, they’re looking to understand what you know and what you’ve done, particularly as it relates to the job you’re interviewing for. They’re not looking for your full life story.

How to Answer:

Briefly share details about how you got to where you are today. Tie in those experiences to the skills you have that are relevant to the position.

Keep it brief, but be prepared with some more information if the interviewer asks you to elaborate on anything that you mentioned.

Example Answers: 

  • “During my time with Google, I branched out from copywriting and grew more passionate about Social Media.”
  • “I developed most of my paid ad and social copywriting experience through live training events where I ended up testing at the top of my class…”

2. What Is Your Greatest Strength?

This is one of those questions that has become a bit of a cliche, but it still may come up in your interview. The interviewer is testing your confidence and looking to see what qualifies you for the role.

How to Answer:

It’s important to discuss what qualifies you for the position, and what may set you apart from other candidates.

Study the job description carefully prior to an interview, and make sure that you can talk about the “Must Have” or “Required” skills as part of this strengths conversation.

Example Answers: 

  • “As an HR Specialist over the last 3 years, I would say employee care is by far my greatest strength. My passion and dedication to the industry have led me to effectively resolve employee issues and understand them at a deeper level…”
  • “One of my greatest strengths is my attention to detail. In my data entry work, I’ve always been careful to avoid errors by double-checking everything so that I don’t submit anything incorrect.”

3. What Is Your Greatest Weakness?

The typical follow-up question to your greatest strength is your biggest weakness. With this question, the interviewer is looking to see if you’re open to criticism and have a desire to improve.

How to Answer:

Stay away from personal qualities and concentrate on professional traits. Think about skills that you’ve been trying to improve, or that you’ve made progress with recently.

Regardless of your weakness, let the interviewer know you’re currently working on turning the negative (weakness) into a positive.

Everyone has flaws, and saying you don’t will likely lead to rejection.

Example Answers: 

  • “My greatest weakness is being too direct and outspoken at times in the workplace. I’ll often get caught up in the moment and say whatever comes to mind without processing the information first. I’ve been working on correcting this by analyzing all the details of a conversation before speaking up…”
  • “My greatest weakness has been keeping everyone up to date with project status updates when I’m fully engrossed in the detail work of a project. I’ve been trying to be more proactive with sending out updates to the team by making a habit of taking some time at the end of the day to go over all my active projects and send out any relevant updates.”

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