Great Interview Questions – 50 Common Interview Questions for the Interview – Part 5 of 10

This week I want to share with you 5 more common interview questions that can be asked in the interview. I suggest you add them to your file marked, “Interview Questions”.

Find a partner, friend or fellow career support person you can practice with.

Job Search Action Plan:

  1. Write the questions in your computer file marked, “Interview Questions”.
  2. Write/type several versions of possible answers to the questions based on your resume and professional background.
  3. Wait 24 hours until you go back and review your answers.
  4. Now after reviewing your answers, edit and improve the strongest answer of the group you have created.
  5. Not role play a loud with a friend, partner or career support person.
  6. Record and or video tape your answers. Listen with an open mind to the recordings.
  7. Go back and refine your answers based on what you learned and heard from the recordings.
  8. “Rinse and Repeat” these processes until you are relatively happy with your answers.
  9. Practice your answers before each phone and face to face interview.

10.Remember to speak clearly, succinctly, and with a strong confident voice.


21. What irritates you about co-workers?
This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with
anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get
along with folks is great.

22. What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples:
Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability
to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your
professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

23. Tell me about your dream job.
Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you
are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another
job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with
this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something
like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and
can’t wait to get to work.

24. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.

25. What are you looking for in a job?
See answer # 23

If you are looking for additional job search information, read my other blog, “Sweet Job Advice”, located at

Have a great week, and great interviews.

While answering the common interview questions remember to look the person you are talking to directly in the eyes.

I believe in you!



Eleanor Anne Sweet

The Job Search Expert. ™

The Expert in Job Search Solution ™


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