Submitted a bunch of job applications and waiting for that job interview call to come in anytime, now? Feeling anxious just thinking about what you may be asked at the interview? Not to worry! In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 3 interview questions you can actually prepare for.
We’ve all thought of the possible questions that an employer or hiring manager may ask us at the interview. We’ve all also tried to prepare in advance by thinking up possible, politically correct and relevant answers too. Yet, no matter how we think, the interviewer almost always manages to catch us off guard with a question or two.
It’s not that the questions they ask us are out of the world. In fact, more often than that, it’s almost even the same questions too. Even then, we tend to find ourselves a little lost and hesitant.
Well, you’re not going to have to face that trouble anymore. This article shall help you prepare and overcome that dreaded situation with the top 3 interview questions of all time.
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Some of these factors include the Central Provident Fund contributions, applying for specific pass types for different categories of employees and your daily/weekly working hour limits.
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Interview Question 1: Tell us more about yourself
The first question in every interview that potential employees always get asked. We’re always thinking of all the most unanticipated questions we can be asked that we tend to miss out on this one, consistent question.
Many think that the most important and relevant information about yourself has already been presented in your resume. In reality, this question allows you the opportunity to highlight the things you wish to highlight about yourself.
Summarise some key facts about your backgrounds and achievements. Additionally, make sure to state a point or two that will make you stand out from your competitors. This question allows you to create a positive first impression, right off the bat.
So, make the best of it!
Interview Question 2: Why are you interested in our company?
The second most commonly-asked interview question that companies love to ask their potential employees: Why are you interested in our company?
Now, this question is one that requires you to prepare in advance. Chances are that you may have blasted our your resume to numerous firms. Even so, ensure that you have some basic knowledge of the company you’re going to for the interview.
Look up their website and portfolio. Note down some of the projects that had attracted your attention. Make some pointers as to what you loved about those works and mention them during the interview.
Be sure to customise your response and talk about how you will be able to contribute to the team too.
Interview Question 3: What are your biggest weaknesses?
The question every single one of us cannot seem to avoid answering at an interview. With that being said, it’s also a question that can essentially function as a trap.
The most common answer to this dreaded-question is “Oh, I tend to be a perfectionist”. No, don’t dig your own grave. That card has been played way too many times.
Be honest about your weaknesses. You can play around this question by picking a weakness that is true, but does not apply to the job. For instance, you can talk about how you may be hard on yourself and are actively working on resolving this problem.
That’s one way to work yourself out of this question! 😉
And that brings us to the conclusion of this article! We hope the top 3 interview questions we’ve published in this written piece can help you better excel at your job interview.
We also hope this article has provided you with some useful information that can help you in your job hunting process ahead!
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