Interview Prep: Top 10 Interview Questions

You have an interview tomorrow!

Preparing for an interview can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to knowing the right questions to ask. To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top ten interview questions that you should be prepared to answer during your next job interview.

This list includes questions about your experience, skills and qualifications, as well as how you would handle various scenarios in the workplace. By preparing answers for these common questions ahead of time, you’ll be better equipped to show off your knowledge and skills during the interview process.

Ask a friend to practice these top 10 interview questions with you. Practicing with a partner will help you get used to answering the questions out loud with someone else listening.

Get ready to make a great impression with these top 10 job interview questions!

Leora Kirby, a Get Courageous Career and HR Coach, has a bank of questions to help you prepare for your next interview.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
    –Focus on information that highlights the education and/or past jobs that have prepared you for this position.
    –Be prepared to discuss key accomplishments, prior positions that have prepared you for this position, and why this position fits your career growth/aspirations. (Keep your answer under two minutes).
  2. Tell me about a challenge you faced in your career and how you handled it.
  3. Why did you leave your last job? (If currently employed) or Why are you considering leaving your current company?
  4. What is your greatest weakness?
    –We recommend selecting a weakness that is skill-based, such as being unfamiliar with Slack or Teams.
  5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  6. Tell me about a time you failed.
    –Share a real failure.
    –Describe the situation and what went wrong.
    –Show how you handled the situation and what you learned.
    –Provide a concise, clear story.
  7. How do you make difficult decisions? Tell us about one: how did you handle it and what did you decide?
  8. Tell me about your greatest achievement?
  9. How would you describe yourself?
    –Provide a short response with 2 or 3 key descriptions of your work or leadership.
  10. What interested you about this position and our company?

Interviewers aren’t the only people who can ask questions!

Prepare a couple of relevant questions for the employer, in case they ask you if you have any questions for them. Here are two to get you started:

  • Is this a new position or recently vacated?
  • What is your time frame for filling this position?

Would you like some support in getting prepared for upcoming interviews or considering career change? Schedule a discovery call with Leora or Get in touch with us. Our career coaches are here to support you as you make this exciting change.