Many people get nervous and tense when hearing that they have been selected for a job interview. There could be mixed feelings of joy and fear and they could feel pressure. The joy is attached to the fact that the individual has been hunting for a job and has finally gotten the news that they have been invited to a job interview, while the pressure aspect is because they do not know what to expect from the interviewer. There is no way to know exactly what questions will be asked and it is important to cover various aspects to be fully prepared. Another essential part is to carry out extensive research on the company to ensure that you are fully updated on their products and services. The common questions asked during interviews are outlined below:
1. Do you like working individually or on a team? This allows the employer to know if you can work best individually to complete an assigned task or if you can work well with others on a team. They want to know what you prefer.
2.Why should we hire you? Most employers ask this question to know what value you will add to the company if you are eventually selected. The employers want to know if you have what it takes to fit in with the rest of the workers and can you do the job.
3. What is your greatest strength? The employer wants to know the areas that you are good at. The strengths that should be given in this question has to be in line with the job specifics. Your strength has to be something that the company yearns for or what they need at the moment.
4. What is your salary expectation? This question allows the employer to know the salary range you expect to receive. It is better to dance around this question and get a number from them first. If they offer you below what you expect tell them to take the job and shove it. Just kidding.
5. How do you deal with pressure? The employer wants to find out how well you will be able to handle the pressure. Will you crack like an egg? The business deals with inside and outside pressures. Are you going to get rattled? Are you going to maintain professionalism? Or are you going to curse a customer out or be very rude to a disrespectful customer even if they deserve it?