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Interviews can be nerve wrecking and stressful. But often, there are some commonly asked questions in all interviews. Here are some of them. Read on to learn how to tackle them and give your best interview:
Why did you leave your last job?
A common question is why you left your last job, especially if you worked there only for a short time. Make sure you don’t sound like you are bad mouthing the company. If you left because of a bad work environment, try not to make it seem like that. It may be a completely valid reason, but there are chances the interviewer might not appreciate it.
Can you explain this gap in your resume?
If you have been out of work or taken a gap year from education, the organization will almost always ask what you did in that time. Be sure to use that time wisely and have clear outcomes. Talk about the books you read, what you learnt, the courses or other proactive steps you took to succeed in your field.
What do you want to achieve at our organization?
Organisations have a vested interest in their employees. Hiring and training cost money and businesses want to know what their employees’ goals are. They want to know how long you plan on staying at the organisation, what you hope to gain out of the job and so on. Make sure you have concrete answers for them. Show that you are passionate about the job role and the organisation and are willing to put in the work to succeed.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
When asked this question, it may be tempting to say something like “My weakness is that I work too hard” or that “I am a perfectionist at work”. These are cliches, and untrue. Instead, take the time to introspect and do a SWOT analysis of yourself. Having appropriate answers to this question shows self-awareness and willingness to improve.