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Questions in a job interview

Updated on March 12, 2010

There are five things I know that employers or interviewers usually ask in a job interview. Here are some of the questions:

1. Tell something about yourself.

Everybody knows this is the most abused question in an interview. However, this will also be the basis of your employer in hiring you. Keep it simple and just state the facts that are needed by the company.

2. What is your strength and weakness?

Usually, employers ask this question to test if you really know yourself. As much as possible mention a strength that is needed for the job. For example, being a teacher needs a lot of patience so you could give that character trait as your strength. On the other hand, give a weakness that you can stand up for if ever your employer says that your weakness might not be helpful in the company.

3. What can you offer to the company?

State all your skills and abilities which can really help the company.

4. Why should we hire you?

Probably, this one is the dreaded question. Some applicants are quite reserved in answering this but they say the more you brag about your abilities and skills the more the employers will appreciate your honesty. But the things that you have mentioned are for you to prove and for them to see.

5. What is your edge among the other applicants?

 Again state certain ability, skill or even your job experience that will really impress the employers.

These are just some of the questions that interviewers or employers might ask in a job interview. Remember it is up to you whether you will be accepted or not. Being confident in an interview is a plus but being over confident is a minus. Every word or sentence that you say can make or break you. Keep in mind that you always have to keep it cool and impress your employers. Happy job hunting!


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      mr. daydream 7 years ago

      With all the bias, bulls*** politics behind the interviewing process, and all the lil' games recruiters play, it's good you're sharing your interviewing tips with those that need them. Perhaps they will help someone in the long run.