A Cheat Sheet For The Top 10 Interview Questions

This mock interview outlines common interview questions along with useful responses. When an interviewer asks if you have any questions, you might think to answer “no” in an effort to look knowledgeable. But, being prepared with questions actually shows you’ve already considered being part of the company.

Some questions (and answers) for consideration:

  • Can you tell me about yourself? (Focus on past employment, education and skills)
  • What do you know about the company? (Prepare with comprehensive research)
  • Why have you applied for this job? (Motivated to work for this company, have the applicable skill set for the job)
  • What experience have you had in this type of work? (Discuss skills with pertinent examples and successes)
  • Why did you leave your last job? (Always stay positive; do not bash past employers or managers)
  • What do you look for in a job? (Match what you’re looking for with the job being offered)
  • Can you tell me about one of your weaknesses? (Identify a weakness – we all have them – and how you’ve overcome it)
  • Why should we hire you? (Relate your strengths to the job skills being sought by the prospective employer)
  • Where do you see yourself in five years from now? (Show commitment to the idea of staying and growing with the company)
  • Do you have any questions for me? (Coming prepared with questions indicates you have considered being a part of the company)