Interview questions you may be asked…….
Common Interview Questions When preparing for an interview you may be wondering, “What interview questions are they going to ask me?”
After talking with our Sr. Recruiting Manager, Nadia Giblin, PHR, We have prepared our top 7 interview questions we typically ask and how to be prepared for them
- Tell me about your previous experience?
This interview question is the most common question asked in an interview. Sometimes, it is worded as, “tell me about yourself.” This question is not an opportunity for you to tell the interviewer about your whole life story. However, this is your chance to talk about your professional experience and what you have learned from your previous/current position.. Discuss your work experience and how it relates to the job you are interviewing for. Don’t go off topic. Do your research on the job you are applying for. Make sure to be concise with your answer. You will want to be able to cover all relevant information in 2 minutes or less.
- Why did you leave your last position or why are you looking to leave your current position?
This interview question is another common question to ask. However, if you were fired from your last position don’t be nervous about owning up to it. By telling the interviewer the truth, you can explain what you learned from that experience. They will find out eventually, so there is no sense in hiding it. If you did leave voluntarily, this is where you can go into detail about what the position was lacking and relate it to the challenges you are seeking for your next role (that this new position is offering).
- What is your favorite aspect of your current or most recent position?
This is where you can go into detail about what accomplishments you achieved in your recent role. You can discuss what you have learned and gained from the positions and how it can relate to the new position you are applying for. Explain why you would succeed in this new role because of the experience you obtained in your last or most recent position.
- What is the most challenging aspect of your current or most recent position?
This interview question will allow you to show your work ethic and how you deal with stressful situations. Challenges should never be something you are afraid of admitting. You will want to explain what the challenge was and give a solution. Also, you will want to demonstrate how you would achieve this task if the same challenges were to arise in the future. A great tool to use for this type of question would be the (Situation, Task, Action, Result).
- Why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?
Do your research ahead of time so you know exactly what the position you are applying for entails. Then when asked this question, you will be prepared to answer it by going over the specific examples of how you can achieve all of these job duties, based on your experience and knowledge.
- Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
With this interview question, the recruiter is setting you up with the opportunity to brag and really highlight your problem-solving skills. Before your interview, do internal research by writing down examples of different situations you were faced with in previous roles. How was the problem solved? How did you handle stressful situations? How did you go above and beyond your job duties? Asking yourself these type of questions will help you prepare specific examples so you are ready with a solid answer to demonstrate your problem-solving skills.
- Do you have any questions for me at this time?
Make sure you have 4-5 questions prepared to ask the manager. Knowing what you are going to ask ahead of time will make you stand out from other candidates. This is where you can showcase all the research you did prior to your interview by asking very specific, smart and detailed questions that relate to the role and organization.