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Top 20 Interview Questions

Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

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Be ready to answer these frequently asked interview questions.

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Many of the questions that employers ask at job interviews will be standard interview questions. It's important to be prepared to respond to those interview questions. You don't need to memorize an answer, but do review the question so you know what you'll be asked and so you have an idea of what you might say during the interview.

Review the top 20 interview questions you'll most likely be asked at a job interview, plus the best answers. Also, review the other questions you may be asked, so you're prepared to ace the interview.

Top 20 Interview Questions

  1. What were your responsibilities? - Best Answers
  2. What did you like or dislike about your previous job? - Best Answers
  3. What were your starting and final levels of compensation? - Best Answers
  4. What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them? - Best Answers
  5. What is your greatest strength? - Best Answers
  6. What is your greatest weakness? - Best Answers
  7. How do you handle stress and pressure? - Best Answers
  8. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. - Best Answers
  9. What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? - Best Answers
  10. How do you evaluate success? - Best Answers
  11. Why are you leaving or have left your job? - Best Answers
  12. Why do you want this job? - Best Answers
  13. Why should we hire you? - Best Answers
  14. What are your goals for the future? - Best Answers
  15. What are your salary requirements? - Best Answers
  16. Tell me about yourself. - Best Answers
  17. Who was your best boss and who was the worst? - Best Answers
  18. What are you passionate about? - Best Answers
  19. Questions about your supervisors and co-workers. - Best Answers
  20. Questions about your career goals. - Best Answers

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