5 Difficult Interview Questions

Everyone dreads applying for a job. The process can take a long time and sometimes you do not hear back from employers for months. But what do you do once you receive a call from an employer for an interview? How do you prepare for the interview? What questions should you expect for the interview?

These are some of the questions that come into the minds of most jobseekers. Most jobseekers biggest fear is the interview process because they do not know what questions to expect. Below are the five toughest questions jobseekers will receive during an interview:

1) Tell me about yourself

This is typically the first question the employer or hiring manager will ask in most interviews. The main thing the interviewer wants to know is whether you will offer anything to the company. The interviewer wants to know about your strengths, abilities, accomplishments and experiences – all of which should relate to the job you interview for. Your answer should be a quick summary of your education, work history, recent job positions and future goals.

2) What are your weaknesses?

The key to answering this question is by describing skills that you are working on to become more effective in your job performance. You should always select a weakness then give an action in which you are trying to improve it. This will allow the employer to know that you can identify your weaknesses and that you are working on improving it.

3) Why are you leaving/did you leave your last position?

This is one question that will most likely to be asked in every interview. Every employer wants to know why you are looking for a new job. The main reason for this question is for the employer to find out if there was an unusual circumstance that made you look for a new job such as being fired or laid off. This question gives you a chance to talk about your career goals and your experiences. This is chance for you to tell the potential employer how you are ready to use the skills you learned from your previous job position in the new position.

4) Where do you see yourself in five years?

This question allows the employer to figure out if you’re stable and if you are actually in it for the long haul. You should state your career goal and describe how the job position can help you achieve your career plans.

5) Do you have any questions?

This is usually what employers ask at the end of the interview. This is a question they use to assess your interest in working for the company. Good questions that you should ask are follow-up questions to the questions that were asked of you during the interview.


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