Commonly asked interview questions

Here are some examples of frequently asked interview questions that the recruiter will ask you while appearing for an interview. So read this till the end, this will help you to ace your next job interview.

Here follows the list of the most frequently asked questions

    1. Tell me something about yourself ?

    2. How did you hear about this position?

    3. Why do you want to work here?

    4. Why did you decide to apply for this position?

    5. What is your greatest strength?

    6. What are your weaknesses?

    7.What Do you know about this Company?

Worried and unsure of how to answer? Relax, this blog will help you to answer like pro.

1. Tell me something about yourself ?

Here is a simple and effective formula for structuring your response in present, past and future.

Present: Talk a little bit about your current role and responsibilities, and mention your recent achievement that aligns with the job role you are applying for.

Past: Tell the interviewer about your previous experience that’s relevant to the job and company you’re applying for.

Future: Talk about why you are interested in the job role and how you can contribute down the line.

Keeping the above formula in mind, let's see an example how to tackle this question

If you are a fresher

Interviewer : Tell me about yourself?

Bijay : My name is Bijay and I am 21 years old. I have completed MBA from ABC University. I have interned with Company X for 3 months as an HR trainee. During my internship I was handling employee databases and was preparing daily reports.

I also got the opportunity to organize Varsity week for two consecutive years.

Moving forward I would like work as an HR in your organization

If you have experience

Interviewer : Tell me about yourself?

Ajay : Sure, my name is Ajay and I am 23 years old.

For the past 2 years, I’ve been working as a business development executive at Company X.

I have a degree in Economics from ABC University. What really got me into the field, my interest in sales and interaction with people.

Throughout my university days, I’ve noticed that one of the most important skills required in this day is to sell.

For example, when I was working at Company X, I led a team and our team achieved the highest sales for the quarter and for this I was named best employee for the month.

Moving forward, I hope to expand my experience across different industries.

2. How did you hear about this position?

Some tips for answering this question

    a. Mention the source.

    b. Mention what attracted you to the role.

    c. Tell them about your qualifications

    d. Sound energetic.

An example to answer this question in a smart way is

I was looking for jobs for Financial Analyst positions, and found your job posting on Seekeras. I reviewed the job description on their webpage before applying, and it seemed like a great opportunity, so I wanted to apply and learn more about it.

3. Why do you want to work here?

Through this question the recruiter is gauging your interest and your knowledge required for the job role. He/She is testing whether you will be able to deliver the assigned task. Some points to keep in mind before going for interview,

    a. Research the company website.

    b. Review the company’s social media accounts.

    c. Study the job description.

    d. Identify your core values.

Now, we will show you an example, how you can tackle this question

I firmly believe in teamwork so when I saw a position with your company to join the Management trainee, I knew I had to apply. One of my university seniors is working with your organization and he suggested that I apply for this role. I love working with a team to achieve a common goal, and I know your company will provide me the opportunity to showcase my skill. I look forward to becoming a valued contributor to this company.

4. Why did you decide to apply for this position?

Its common to panic on this question, as everybody knows why they are applying for a particular job - "to earn money", try to stay calm while answering this question. This question tests your knowledge about the organization, the role being offered and the industry surrounding it, all of which you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of.

5. What is your greatest strength?

Through this question the interviewer is trying to identify whether your strengths align with the needs of the company and the job's responsibilities. Your response will help the interviewer decide whether or not you are the strongest applicant for the position.

Here are a few points to answer "What are your strengths":

    a. Your greatest strength happens to be a skill you need to do the job.

    b. Your greatest strength sets you apart from other candidates.

    c. You show off your communication skills when you provide the answer.

My greatest strength is my ability to connect with people. I can also work to tight deadlines under pressure. For example, I was once asked to complete a project that was due in a week. My interpersonal skills helped me to work as a team and helped me to complete the project in due time.

6. What are your weaknesses?

It's tricky answering this question, because let's face it everybody has a weakness which they generally would not like to share in a Job interview.

So, How do you tell an interviewer about your shortcomings without sounding like you're unfit for the job? We have some key-points that you should keep in mind while answering this question.

    a. Be honest with your weaknesses.

    b. Mention your weakness in positive light.

    c. Most importantly frame your answer based on the requirement of the role.

Now, we will look at a few examples, that will help you to answer this critical question effortlessly.

For Example-

Oftentimes, I can be timid when providing productivity feedback to coworkers or managers, out of    fear of hurting someone's feelings. However, in my last role, my coworker asked me for help with one of his projects and provide feedback for areas of improvement. Through my experience with him, I realized feedback can be both helpful and kind when delivered the right way. Since then, I've become better at offering feedback, and I've realized that I can use empathy to provide thoughtful, productive feedback.

My blunt, straightforward nature has allowed me to succeed over the years as a team manager, because I'm able to get things done efficiently, and people often appreciate my honesty. However, I've recognized my bluntness doesn't always serve my employees well when I'm delivering feedback. To combat this, I've worked to develop empathy and deeper relationships with those I manage. Additionally, I took an online leadership management course, From SEEKERAS and worked with the professor to develop my ability to deliver feedback.

7. What do you know about this Company?

The interviewer asks this question to gauge your level of interest in the job role and knowledge about the company you are applying for. Here is an example of how you can answer to this question.

For example you can answer

I really respect your company's commitment to be constantly evolving. I feel a real connection to the mission and values of this company and I am so impressed by how much it has grown over the last several years. I feel like the culture here focuses on healthy balances and hard work, creating a family dynamic that really inspires collaboration. And moreover I'm a big believer in working within a team to develop new and creative solutions, which is why I think I'd be a valuable member here and more over one of my friend is already working with your company from the past few years which even encourages contributing towards the growth of this organization.


  1. Yes iam interested in this job

  2. Hello. How can i apply for the post. I have send the message to the contact Person. It would be great help if there was also the email id. :)


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