Interview questions: What are the Typical Interview Questions?

Interview Questions

In previous blogs, we have seen how to prepare for interview, how to answer typical question, how to answer the personality based question and how to answer career goals based questions.

This week, we will discuss the questions related to your work habits and style. These questions are asked in order to know your performance and capabilities at work. Interviewer want to know how effectively you will perform the duties provided to you and if you will be able to work in the organization’s environment. In addition, they want to assess if you maintain the office decorum. Basically, these questions and answers decide your professionalism and your attitude at work place.

Here are some examples of common work habits and style related questions:


Work habit and style related question:


  1. If I spoke to your previous manager, what would he or she say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

You can state some of your skills and mention some weakness. Emphasize on your skills and don’t be negative about your weakness. Remember, no one is perfect and there is always scope of improvement.

  1. Can you work under pressures, deadlines, etc.?

Always be positive about it. Say yes upfront. Don’t boast about it, but you can mention how you can perform under pressure or you can meet the deadlines with proper planning.

  1. How have you changed the nature of your job?

This question needs to be answered with a few previous work facts and figures. The answer would also depend on the type of profile you are seeking. Relate your work achievements from previous jobs to your current proficiencies to efficiently justify your answer.

  1. In your present position, what problems have you identified that had previously been overlooked?

Present to the interviewer the enhancement of your job responsibilities as well as work reliability with changing work profiles. Based on that elaborate the times when you might have faced a situation, end it up stating, it worked out well providing you with learning.

  1. Don’t you feel you might be better off in a different size company? Different type of company?

Seeking a right and reliable job is more important that seeking a new company/ brand. Explain how the company would be a right fit as per your previous accomplishments and engagements.

  1. How do you resolve conflict on a project team?

While managing corporate relations, transparency with a thin line of privacy makes a huge difference. Make sure you express a positive gesture while answering this question explaining how you work well with taking care of your peers’ professional impression.

  1. What was the most difficult decision you ever had to make?

Recall the times when you were able to come up with best decisions as a professional. Connect it to the current position and the industry that you are serving which will make your answer more admissible.

  1. In your current or last position, what are or were your 5 most significant achievements?

Ensure taking into consideration your resume, which has already been submitted to the interviewer. When you emphasize and discuss in detail your achievements which have already been pointed on the CV, you build a level of trust by presenting evidence of performance and not creating self-made stories.

The questions mentioned above are some general questions that are usually asked yet they are not the only questions that may be asked. These questions can be answered in more than one way as career goals of people are different from one another. So you should be well-prepared and you can do the mock round before you present yourself in interview.

Next week, we will discuss how to answer the question on your biggest weakness that is usually asked in interview and how you should answer that question without making negative impact.

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