Wednesday, March 26, 2014

12 Common Interview Questions

March in the Philippines is graduation month. For newly graduates, it is the time to start job hunting and for others, it is the start of a long vacation and there will be students who will be looking for summer jobs.

To guide job-seekers, below are the 12 typical interview questions I have already heard (and answered) from employers based on personal experiences and prepare to answer them confidently.

  1. What can you say about yourself that is not in your resume?
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. Are you amenable to work in a shifting schedule or are you willing to work longer hours or are you willing to extend your time after office hours?
  5. How do you handle stress?
  6. How much is your preferred salary?
  7. What is your most embarrassing moment or your most unforgettable moment?
  8. What are your plans 5 years from now?
  9. What is your motto in life or what do you believe in?
  10. What motivates you to work or what will motivate you to work every day?
  11. Do you think you are qualified with this job or are you qualified with this job?
  12. What can you contribute to the company or what can you offer to the company or what can you do for this company?

Hopefully, with these questions, you will be confidently ready to answer them at your own way with your own words while showing coolness under pressure and be successful with your job application.

Happy job hunting!!!

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