Top 10 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers 2022

Top 10 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers 2022

4. Why Should We Hire You?

The answer, “Because I really need a job,” might come to mind but it might be a good idea to back off on that response. What the interviewer is looking for here is what sets you apart from others.

They want you to differentiate and sell yourself!

How to Answer:

Create a short, detailed sales pitch explaining why you deserve the job. Emphasize what makes you unique to build confidence in the interviewer’s decision to hire you.

Example Answers: 

  • “Your company provides similar services to my background so I’ll have an initial understanding of the role. With that being said, I believe that my familiarity with the industry and passion for this type of work would make me a good fit for this position…”
  • “I think that my combination of sales and customer service experience, along with my art background, means that I’ll be able to understand what your customers are looking for.”

5. What’s Something Positive Your Boss Would Say About You?

This is one of those behavioral interview questions which can be tricky to understand exactly what they’re looking for.

Just saying that your boss approves of your work isn’t enough. The interviewer is looking to see what kind of relationships you’ve built with the management team, and get an impression about how you may fit in with their team.

How to Answer:

This is a great time to brag about yourself with someone else’s words. Start with “My boss has told me that…” so that it’s clear you understand the question.

Stay humble and refrain from sounding arrogant.

Example Answers: 

  • “My boss has mentioned that my attention to detail and thoroughness can’t be matched.”
  • “She said the last campaign we ran together produced amazing results because of my effort and ability to thoroughly run it from start to finish…” 
  • “My boss mentioned that she’s gotten a lot of compliments about my customer service from customers.”

6. What Are Your Salary Expectations?

Of all the job interview questions that make people nervous, this may be the most nerve-wracking. The interviewer is looking to see what you’re currently making and if it’s within their budget.

How to Answer:

It seems like a simple question, but your answer can make or break a job offer.

It’s in your best interest that the employer mentions a pay range first. Unfortunately, that’s not how it always works.

Prepare for this question by doing some research about salaries. Keep a number in mind by understanding the local going rates and your bottom line. What pay rate would you accept and walk away from?

Note: In some states it is illegal for an employer to ask about your current salary.

Example Answers:

  • “What kind of rate are you offering for someone with my type of background?”
  • “As I understand it, the salary range is around $xxx, is that about right?”

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