Top 7 Interview Questions

Do you have an interview coming up and need to get prepared? By reviewing common interview questions and developing your responses, you can make a good impression by appearing well-spoken and thoughtful.

While every interview is a little different, there are some questions that are standard. Since the chances are high that you’ll be asked at least a few of these questions, it’s a good idea to give some thought to what your answers would be. Nothing’s worse than drawing a total blank during an interview, so take a few minutes to think about how you’d respond to these popular interview questions.

1. What do you know about our company?
2. What are your strengths?
3. What are your weaknesses?
4. How would your last boss describe you?
5. Why did you leave your last job?
6. Where do you want to be in five years?
7. Why do you want to work here?

Tomorrow, I’ll talk about some of the better ways to answer these questions.


  1. Bonnie

    I hire interns, and I always like to ask “What’s your dream job?” Not the job they think they will get, or where they hope to start their career, but pie-in-sky, no constraints, dream job. I think it tells you a lot about someone and the answers always surprise me.

  2. Summer

    That’s a really good question too. I’ve asked applicants similar questions and am always intrigued by their responses. If their dream job is something completely different than what they’re applying for, it usually makes me wonder if they’d be happy in the actual job.

  3. barbara

    On strengths and weaknesses – I usually give employment related such as punctual,reliable etc( who wants to sound arrogant ?)
    weaknesses- I usually say – We all have areas we need to work on and improve and rather than get discouraged and dwell on them- I like to learn ways to improve and change- becoming a better employee and person

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