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How to answer the most common job interview questions

(Business) Approaching a job interview is nerve wracking, and preparing for questions you’ll probably be asked can be a huge help.

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The job market is competitive, and making a good impression is a challenge when you’re nervous and so much is riding on a single interview. Much research is done by candidates regarding common questions asked today, prepping their answers to make a good impression.

Some of the advice in the below graphic is extremely useful, but we warn that lying, exaggerating, or offering an answer that really isn’t you may backfire. For example, #4 indicates that when asked your weakness, you should really mention a strength – that’s a bad idea, because your potential employer is truly asking your weakness. Let’s say you’re a programmer – your weakness may be that you are still learning PHP even though you’re not being hired for that. Maybe you’re a sales person, and your weakness is that you’re new to a specific type of contract that you’re still studying.

Be specific, be memorable, and be honest, because employers’ biggest annoyance is hearing canned, robotic answers found from the internet. Check these out and use them to guide your own unique answers:

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We’ve touched on the topic of job interviews repeatedly over the years, and if you’re a job hunter, these resources can help you interview better, understand what employers are looking for, find tools to improve and distribute your resume, and even address your nerves going into an interview:

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