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Questions to Prepare For Before Your Next Job Interview

Here are the most common types of questions you may be asked during job interviews and how to prepare for them.

How should I format my answers during a job interview?

One of the easiest ways to nail your next interview is by using the STAR method. This straightforward format helps you tell a story and focus your answers by laying out the Situation, Task, Action, and Result.

  • Situation: Give the necessary context to set the scene for your answer.

  • Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation.

  • Action: Explain exactly what steps you took to address the challenge.

  • Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.

Types of Interview Questions [+ Examples]

Behavioural Questions

  • Describe a time when you had to step up and demonstrate leadership skills.

  • Tell me about a time you failed at work. How did you handle this specific situation and move forward?

  • Tell me about a time when you had to work closely with a colleague who was different from you.

  • Give an example of a time you faced conflict with a coworker. How did you handle the situation?

Communication Questions

  • What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

  • What is your preferred method of communication at work?

  • Can you describe how you delivered a recent presentation?

  • How would you describe yourself?

  • Tell me about a time you gave constructive feedback to a colleague or client.

Performance-Based Questions

  • Describe a situation in which you took a meaningful and specific action to resolve a problem at work.

  • Can you give me an example of a career goal you’ve set for yourself in the past and how you went on to accomplish it?

  • Can you give an example of a time you used a creative idea to solve a problem at work? How did you implement it?

Opinion Questions

  • What is your preferred management style?

  • What did you do at ___ (previous company)?

  • What do you consider your biggest strengths? What do you consider your biggest weaknesses?

Critical Thinking Questions

  • Tell me about a time when you needed to make a decision quickly at work.

  • Tell me about a time when you had to convince your superior or team to use an alternate approach to solve a problem.

  • Describe one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make at work.

  • How would you solve a disagreement among team members on how to approach a project?

Before each interview, jot down some answers, recite the answers out loud, or have a friend ask you questions to prepare.

Take a deep breath and know that with some preparation and confidence, you’ll be on your way to nailing all future interviews.

Best of luck, girlies!

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