Learn the ins and outs of answering the most grilling questions during a job interview. We’ve picked the 30 most common questions and our career counselors give you an in-depth look into what a “correct” answer is.Hire a Career Counsellor
Recruiters ask you this question because they want to better understand your reasoning behind leaving your job.Read full guide
This question is all about you, so don’t be afraid to give a more personal answer rather than keeping things strictly professional.Read full guide
This question is really the hiring manager’s way to learn a bit more about you. Be honest and straightforward with your answer.Read full guide
A tricky question, try to answer it by tying your strengths and weaknesses to the job you’re applying for.Read full guide
Show that you’ve done the research about the place you’re applying at. It’s not about telling their story since founding – it’s about being prepared.Read full guide
Prove that you’re confident in your skills and pitch yourself as the best person for the job. Address any potential issues the business might face.Read full guide
Show what you stand for and your work ethic – this job interview question is meant to challenge you. Focus on real-life examples of your work and your results.Read full guide
Are your strengths in sync with this job – answer this question honestly and give concrete examples, not vague ones like “communication”.Read full guide
Employers ask this question so they can better understand what you’re expecting as a salary and so they can understand whether or not they can afford you.Read full guide
This interview question is your opportunity to show the recruiter that you’re really invested into the job interview and that you want to ask thoughtful questions.Read full guide
All the interviewer wants to know by asking you this questions is whether or not you’re a good match for the company.Read full guide
When you’re asked if you’re interviewing at other companies the recruiter wants to know if you have any other potential offers and more – they’re most likely interested in hiring you.Read full guide
It’s all about the recruiter and their understanding of how you want to grow your career in the next five years. Highlight your interests and be honest about your expectations.Read full guide
This is a tricky question as the recruiter is most likely interested to learn whether or not you’re job-hopping. No company wants to hire someone who’ll quit in a year.Read full guide
This question has everything to do with your certainty that your new career path will be one that you’ll enjoy and be happy in.Read full guide
The key is to always be honest – thoroughly explain what made you leave your past or current job and try to seem like you’re not job hopping every 7 months for the paycheck bump.Read full guide
Gaps in employment are often, but they’re hard to explain. The one rule you should always follow is to make sure you’re 100% honest in your answer.Read full guide
Try to incorporate your hobbies into how they help you be better at your job – for example, team sports make you a better team player when it comes to working.Read full guide
This question is a modified version of telling your strengths and weaknesses as it’s usually easier for people to answer.Read full guide
A set of questions clarifying the mystery around what an employer can and cannot ask you regarding your health.Read full guide
Employers ask this question to better understand how you’re going to transition to this new position. It also helps them picture you better in that position.Read full guide
This tricky question is tied up to the position you’re applying for – whether you’re a risk taker or not, answer accordingly for the position you’re applying.Read full guide
Try to tie in your hobbies and interests in a way that they help you be better at your job. For example, team sports often make you a better team player.Read full guide
It’s important for companies to hire people that fit the team and company culture – this question is just as important to you as it is to them.
Can you sacrifice personal gains for team ones? If you’re applying for a position that requires you to be a collaborative colleague you can be sure you’ll be asked this.
The interviewer is asking you behavioral questions because they want to know how you perform under stressful work situations.
This is the best way to show initiative on your side – every company can improve, what can you suggest on a first glance?