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]
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?
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.
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?
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!