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What to Expect During the Interview

Much can happen during an interview and here's what to expect.

  • Anticipate some small talk. The interview will probably begin with a few minutes of small talk as the interviewer attempts to break the ice.
  • You will likely be asked variations of some of the following commonly asked interview questions.
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • What do you know about our company?
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • Tell me about your key skills.
    • Tell me about a problem you faced and how you solved it.
    • What motivates you to do a good job?
    • Tell me about your proudest accomplishment.
    • What will you bring to this job?
    • Why do you believe you are qualified for this position?
    • Why should I hire you instead of someone more qualified?
    • Do you have any questions for me?
    • Describe a time when you went beyond the call of duty to get a job done.
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an upset customer.
    • Talk about a time you overcame a difficult problem / showed initiative.
    • Give an example of a time when you had to work with a difficult co-worker.
    • Describe a time when you had to handle a lot of tasks at the same time.
    • Tell me about a time you had a deadline to meet that seemed nearly impossible.
    • Talk about how you set and achieve goals.