"The 60 most frequently asked questions during a job interview"

By: Together Abaroad 07-09-2022 11:19 AM
Categories: * CV / Resume, * Job Interview ,

Have you been job hunting and wondering why you haven't been able to land a job offer yet? Interview training is key when you're interviewing with international companies because they're different than US companies. Check out Together Abroad interview trainings to prepare for any interview questions you might have such as Where do you see yourself in 5 years? or Why did you choose your major? We created an entire system that turns your prospects from not interested to let's meet tomorrow at 2 pm. And one way is by making sure you're 100% prepared when it comes to interviewing - from research questions to resume writing, cover letters, and even salary negotiation. No hype, No smoke and mirrors. Just data and results.
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We often hear people say the interview went well but I didn't get the job. One reason might be because you didn't have enough knowledge or preparation. This is where Together Abroad comes in. We provide Interview training, other tips on what you need to know before going into an interview.
When you have a job interview, make sure you prepare the questions well. This will increase the chance that you will be hired! Good luck!

2. What do you think belongs to being able to do this job well?
3. Tell me something about yourself?
4 . Describe yourself in 1 word .
5. What do you expect your daily routine to look like if you are hired?
6. Why do you think you are the right person for the job?
7. Why do you want to leave your current job?
8. Do you see this job as an "interim solution" or as a final solution? (Is almost always asked if the job you are applying for requires a lower level of education level than you have).
9. Why did you choose education x?
10. If education does not match job: why do you think you are suitable for this job?
11. If it took you longer to complete the study than stated: How do you explain the delay?
12. If you were allowed to start your studies again, would you choose the same study? Why yes/no?
13. What type of student were you?
14. Were you active in any associations during your time as a student?
15. Why don't you want a job that fits in better with your education?
16. How do you explain the gaps in your CV (periods when you did not follow a course and did not have a job).
17. Do you like to work in a team, or do you prefer to work independently?
18. What do you find important in cooperation with others?
19. How is your style as a participant in meetings?
20. What would make you easily irritated?
21. How do you deal with conflicts? Do you think conflicts are inevitable?
22. How much time do you think you will need to train yourself in this position?
23. Name some things from your past that you are proud of, and explain why.
24. Can you make a decision quickly? Give a concrete example.
25. What are your three strongest points?
26. What are your 3 weakest points?
27. How do you see your future career?
28. Do you see yourself in a managerial position? What are your leadership skills?
29. Are you also applying to other companies?
30. Are you willing to undergo training or further training?
31. What starting salary do you expect for this job?
32. Do you go out a lot?
33. Which books do you like to read?
34. What do you do in your spare time?
35. What exactly was your job in your previous job?
36. What kind of people do you find difficult to work with?
37. Will you keep working when children are born?
38. Where do your children stay when you are at work?
39. Would you find it difficult if you worked under a female boss?
40. Where do you want to be in your career in x years?
41. How do you deal with stress? Can you work with a deadline?
42. Who is your biggest role model?
43. What do you understand by loyalty?
44. How easily do you learn something new?
45. What shows you are able to think analytically?
46. What was the topic of your thesis/graduation paper? Tell us about it.
47. What do you understand by customer orientation?
48. What do other people think of you?
49. Did you ever have to deal with a customer who had unreasonable expectations? How did you deal with this?
50. What have you done that shows your sense of initiative?
51. What demands can colleagues make of you?
52. That pen you have in your hands, sell it to me in one minute.
53. If we hired you, what would we get?
54. What is the biggest problem you have encountered and how did you solved?
55. Tell us what you already know about our company. What competitors can you name?
56. Describe some developments in the market that relate to the job you are applying for and/or to our company.
57. How soon could you be available?
58. Can you provide some references? What do you expect them to say about you?
59. What did you think of the interview?
60. Do you have any questions?

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