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Common Interview Questions

In order to understand the candidates, the employer usually ask the questions about the company's position or personal information. The candidates can have sufficient preparation before the interview in order to answer the interview questions more confidently, thus having a higher chance of getting an ideal job. The following 10 questions are the popular questions during an interview:

  1. Introduce yourself
    Self-introduction is basically a question that must be asked during the interview. It mainly tests the communication skills of the candidates. The candidates can prepare the content of their self-introduction in advance and make it not too long or too short.

  2. What are your strengths?
    Candidates can analyze their own strengths before the interview, highlight their strengths that are relevant to the job and illustrate them with examples.

  3. What are your shortcomings?
    Candidates should know their weaknesses in advance. If asked about their weakness, it is better to admit your own and explain further how to improve these areas.

  4. How would you describe yourself?
    Candidates can understand the culture and background of the company before the interview and compare them with their own personality to answer this question in a more appropriate way.

  5. Why do you want to apply for this position?
    Candidates need to have a clear understanding of the requirements and responsibilities of the job and explain why you are suitable for this position.

  6. Why are you interested in our company?
    Employers may be curious about the reasons why candidates choose their company, as well as the enthusiasm of candidates for this job, so candidates can collect information about the company on the Internet before the interview.

  7. Why do we need to hire you?
    This question is mainly to test the ability of candidates to respond to the situation. Candidates can think about what they can contribute to the company and why they are suitable for this position.

  8. What expectations and plans do you have for yourself in the next 5 years?
    It is important to let the employers know about candidates’ future job planning. Clear goals and plans can often show the enthusiasm of candidates.

  9. What activities do you like to do in your spare time?
    Employers may not really want to know the interests of candidates, but through the candidates’ interest and hobbies, they canget some ideas about their attitude towards work.

  10. Do you have any other questions?
    Candidates can prepare 1-2 questions to express their enthusiasm and interest to the job.

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