How To Pass Job Interviews | Frequent Questions Asked By Interviewers


It is the desire of everyone to secure a dream job. But the problem is that a job applicant does not really know what to do to get the job of their dreams.

Thus, as the search for employment becomes increasingly competitive, only those who can package themselves to the taste of prospective employers may smile home with their dream jobs.


Here you will get to know tough questions interviewers like to throw at you during an interview. The examples I will be giving out to you come from real-life things people have done on the job that got them noticed.

As the requirements for the job are unfolded to you at the interview, meet them point by point with your qualifications.

If your experience is limited, stress the appropriate key profile traits such as energy, determination and motivation, your relevant interest and your desire to learn.

Here is how to excel in oral interviews, if for any reason you get lost, keep a straight face and posture; gain time to marshal your thoughts by asking, Could you help me with that? Or, could you please explain it again?

And here we go:

Q1: Tell us about yourself or may we meet you?

Q2: Why are you in the job market?

Q3: What type of boss do you like to work with?

Q4: What have you done that shows initiative?

Q5: Tell us about the problems you have living within your means?

Q6: If you choose to be an animal, which one would you choose?

Q7: What kind of things do you worry about?

Q8: Tell us about a time you were in charge of a project that really challenged you. How did you meet the challenge? In what ways was your approach different from others?

Q9: What are your most important accomplishments?

Q10: Why do you want to work here?

Q11: What are your strengths?

Q12: What are your weaknesses?

Q13: What are your outstanding qualities?

Q14: What qualification do you have that will make you successful in this job?

Q15: What are your reasons for the success in this profession?

Q16: How do you handle rejections?

Q17: Why did you leave your former place of work or why do you intend leaving your present place of employment?

Q18: Can you work under pressure?

Q19: What have you learned from the jobs you have held?

Q20: What are you looking for in your next job?

Q21: Which of the jobs you have held have you liked most?

Q22: Why do you think you will like this type of job?

Q23: What is your idea of how the industry works?

Q24: What do you know about our company/organization?

Q25: What do you think that determines progress in a good company/organization?

Q26: How do you manage to be interviewed while still employed?

Q27: Are you willing to go where the company/organization sends you?

Q28: What do you like/dislike about your last job?

Q29: What kind of experience do you have for this job?

Q30: How long would you stay with this company/organization if you are hired?

Q31: What do you want to be five years from now?

Q32: Can we check your references?

Q33: Are you a team player or a high flyer?

Q34: Describe a situation where your work or an idea was criticized?

Q35: What are some of the things you and your supervisor disagreed with?

Q36: Have you ever been fired?

Q37: Were you dismissed from your job for any reason that seemed unjustified?

Q38: Have you ever been asked to resign?

Q39: Why were you out of work for so long?

Q40: Why have you changed jobs so frequently?

Q41: What kind of people do you find difficult working with?

Q42: How successful have you worked with this difficult type of person?

Q43: I would be interested to hear about something you learned in school that could be used on this job?

Q44: I am not sure you are suitable for this job, I am not hiring you.

Q45: Would you feel better off in another firm?

Q46: How have you benefitted from your disappointment?

Q47: Why should I hire you?

Q48: What are your salary expectations?

Q49: How would you evaluate me as an interviewer?

Q50: Do you have any questions or observations?


Hence, Always depart in the same polite and assured manner you entered. Look at the interviewer/interviewers in the eyes, put on a smile, give a firm handshake and say this has been an exciting meeting for me, this is a job I can do and I feel here seems conducive to doing my very best work, when will we speak again?


Remember the difference between success and failure is often your degree of perseverance. Therefore, failure accepts, defeats, blames others, success will use defeat as a lesson and begin again.

When you hear the words you are hired, a part of your world will change. As a result, You will find yourself working with a group of unfamiliar people, you will be faced with a new set of challenges, your lifestyle will change; even your ward rope and appearance will assume a different look.

I wish you the best of luck!!!

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