/ Asked by Anthony
What are some specific questions that I will likely be asked in an interview?
Answered by Kimberly , Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Great question!  It's always best to be as prepared as possible. You can count on being asked why you're applying for the position and what do you know about the company.  Those are easy to answer as long as you do a little research about the company prior to interviewing.  You may be asked to give examples of situations you encountered in previous positions. For example: Tell me an example of how you handled an uncomfortable situation with a co-worker.  Or:  Explain how you would arrive to a common ground with a group of employees with different ideas.  Interviewers are looking to see how you answer questions in addition to your answers.
God luck!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
This is a tough question to answer because every interview is going to be different. I would always be prepared to answer questions about your work experience and background in detail. You should also be able to articulate why you want the position and why you are interested in the company. You should be able to demonstrate you are passionate about both. For most entry-level positions, I would always be prepared to answer behavioral based questions such as "Tell me about a time when..." These behavioral based questions are typically to gauge how you would handle a situation or how you interact with others. When preparing for an interview, try to think of examples from a time when you encountered an upset customer, handled a project or task with little to no direction, worked with a difficult co-worker, held a leadership position in a group, etc. Some companies include a case study component to the interview to better understand your technical and critical thinking abilities. In my experience, this is not as common but a recruiter could provide insight into if you should prepare for this or not.
Answered by Brittany, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
You will be asked a variety of questions and it is hard to say what they will be for each position. Know that your interviewer is trying to have an understanding of what you have accomplished, what you are capable of, and how will this benefit the company through this particular role. Below are some of the more common interview questions that you should review and prepare your response. Always be sure to customize the answers to reflect your experiences, strengths and values. 

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why do you think you would be a good fit for this role?
  3. Why did you leave your last position?
  4. What kind of position are you seeking?
  5. What are your strengths?
  6. What are your weaknesses?
  7. Describe a time when you had a conflict with a colleague. 
  8. Can you work under pressure and meet deadlines?
  9. What is the least favorite job or duty that you have had in the past?
  10. What was your favorite job or duty in the past?
  11. How do you handle criticism or constructive feedback?
  12. Give me an example when you have been part of a team or group.
  13. Tell me about a time when you did not achieve your goals.
  14. Describe for me a situation where you faced a challenge or obstacle?
  15. What would you do if the priorities on a project you were working on changed suddenly?
Real Time Web Analytics