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How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

There are a lot of favorite common questions that job interviewers have; not all of them are practical questions, but that is not an excuse to give a bad answer. An article at The Muse compiles answers to 31 of these common questions.

Your Cheat Sheet

“How did you hear about this position?” sounds pretty sterile, but this question is your chance to do some name dropping and explain how excited you were to have the news shared with you. “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” is only a question used to gauge whether you are self-aware and are working to improve yourself. “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is an opportunity to show that you are ambitious but realistic, and also to show that this position aligns with your goals (and thus will make you a more passionate employee). “What’s a time you exercised leadership?” is when you pitch the interviewer a carefully crafted story either of your project management skills or your ability to inspire a team. A good story will be believable and memorable, and it can help you get a job.

For many more questions and answers, you can view the full article here: https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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