Great Interview Questions: 50 Common Interview Questions Part 9 of 10

Look over these typical five interview questions and think about how you would
answer them. Read the questions listed; you will also find some
strategy suggestions listed with them.

These questions are excerpted from the book The Accelerated Job Search by Wayne D. Ford, Ph.D., published by The Management Advantage, Inc.

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”.

I am sharing with you “Job Search Expert Interview Questions System”. If you follow the directions listed below, you will greatly improve the result from you interview because you will be better prepared than most other job seekers. This gives you the edge in the interview!!

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. Now 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.

Below you will find questions 41-45 of the 50 most common interview questions.

41. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.

42. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well
qualified for the position.

43. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about,
bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working
quick learner.

44. What qualities do you look for in a boss?
Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of
humor, fair, loyal to subordinates and holder of high standards. All
bosses think they have these traits.

45. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique
and not the dispute you settled.

Never take for granted any common interview question. The questions could be the key to you getting asked to the next interview. Prepare and study in advance all your common interview questions prior to EVERY interview!

When preparing for you interview follow the “Job Search Expert Interview Questions System”, using the Job Search Action Plan listed above.

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

Have a great week, and great interviews.

I believe in you!



Eleanor Anne Sweet

The Job Search Expert. ™

The Expert in Job Search Solution ™

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