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The 50 most common interview questions

8 questions you need to ask during a job interview

It’s likely you’ve been through an interview at some point in your life – maybe even several. To say you know the usual questions is an understatement. But job listing site Glassdoor sifted through thousands of user reviews to come up with a list of the 50 most common interview questions. So brush up on these and you’ll pass with flying colours.

The list covers everything from “what are your strengths and weaknesses” to “why should we hire you”. You would definitely expect to answer some variation of those questions at any company for any role.

Some of the questions go a bit more in depth, digging deeper to find out what kind of employee you really are. They focus on your current job and boss, asking: “What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?” or “If I called your boss right now and asked him what is an area that you could improve on, what would he say?”

Other topics include how you handle difficult situations, questions that focus on the company conducting the interview (such as why you want to work for them and who their biggest competitor is) and more personality-based questions to find out what makes you tick.

Of course, the interviewer shouldn’t be the only one asking questions. Think of some you might have about the business and the role. Remember that every interview needs to be a two-way conversation.

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