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Common Interview Questions

So you managed to get an interview...great! What's next? Now comes the nerve-wracking bit where you now embark on an interview not knowing what kind of questions you will be asked.

Here is a list of the most common interview questions used today. Study these questions and think through how you might answer.

I have attached a guide at the end of the questions that you can download and print.


• Walk me through your career history. Tell me about yourself.

• Why do you want to work for our business?

• What makes our business different from the others you’ve seen?

• How would you describe this role? (of the job your applying for)

• What do you envision are some of the challenges in this role?

• What are your strengths?

• What are your weaknesses?

• What do you think you would like best about working for our business? Like least?

• How do people describe you?

• What type of work environment do you work best in?

• What are you most proud of in your career?

• How are you continuing to grow your skills and knowledge?

• How do you manage multi-tasking and fast-paced environments?

• What has your reliability looked like over the last year?

• How do you feel about frequent travel?

• Given what you know about our business, what do you think is most important for this organisation to consider in the next few years?

• What can we expect from you in your first year?

• Why are you the best candidate for this role?

• What questions do you have for me?


• Tell me about an outstanding customer experience

• Tell me about a time you worked with an upset customer

• Tell me about a time you broke a rule at work


• Tell me about a goal you reached and how you achieved it

• Tell me about a difficult project or assignment you worked on and how you resolved it

• Tell me about a difficult person you worked with, and how you resolved it

• Tell me about a time when you were under pressure and how you handled it

• Tell me about a time you didn’t agree with a work rule and how you handled it

Download and print this guide for you to write out your answers.

common questions interview guide
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