Prior preparation for your interview will never let you face the nervousness of thinking what type of questions the interviewer will ask, what might be the company expecting, and so on.


So, here are the 50+ most common and basic interview questions in which everybody needs to be prepared with some sort of answers, before going for an interview. Make sure you should not sound as if you have learned all these questions.

50+ Common Interview Question

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your weaknesses?
  4. Tell me about your educational background?
  5. Tell me about your college project?
  6. What academic course did you like the most/least?
  7. What are your short and long term goals?
  8. Why do you want to work for this company?
  9. Do you consider yourself successful?
  10. Are you willing to travel?
  11. What are your salary expectations?
  12. Tell me about your dream job?
  13. Why should we hire you?
  14. Are you a team player?
  15. Describe your management style?
  16. How would you know you were successful on this job?
  17. Are you willing to work overtime? Prepare for the night shift and work on weekends?
  18. What will you do if you don’t get this position?
  19. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
  20. Are you willing to relocate?
  21. How did you hear about this job?
  22. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of?
  23. How would you deal with an angry or irritate customer?
  24. What was your biggest failure?
  25. How do you handle the pressure?
  26. What are your career goals?
  27. What was the last book you have read for fun?
  28. What are some of your leadership experiences?
  29. What is your ideal work environment?
  30. What kind of company culture are you most comfortable with?
  31. What do you know about this industry?
  32. If selected can you describe your strategy for the first 30-60-90 days?
  33. Why do you have gaps in your job history?
  34. Do you have any plans to further your education?
  35. Have you been on a team where someone is not pulling their weight?
  36. What would you do if you disagree with a manager?
  37. What was the last project you led and what was its outcome?
  38. What kind of things do you like to do outside of work?
  39. Are you interviewing with any other companies?
  40. Why are you leaving your job?
  41. Describe the time you dealt with a conflict at work?
  42. What interests you most about this position?
  43. What motivates you?
  44. What negative comment would your boss or professor say about you?
  45. How would you describe your work style?
  46. What do you think about your previous boss?
  47. Who was your favorite manager and why?
  48. What is your salary history?
  49. What do you think about this industry?
  50. Why have you changed jobs so frequently?
  51. Why should we hire you over the other candidates?
  52. Tell me about a time you faced a difficult situation with a colleague?
  53. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  54. Do you have any questions for me?

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