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What are some common job interview questions?

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One common job interview question is, "What were your past job responsibilities?" Another common question is, "What did you like and dislike about your previous job?"

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What are some common job interview questions?
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It is important for a candidate to have a succinct description of himself if he is asked to tell the interviewer about himself. It is normal for an interviewer to ask a candidate what his starting and ending compensation was at his last job. Interviewers also ask the candidate to describe any significant challenges or problems he faced in his previous jobs and how he handled them or overcame them. A candidate can expect to be asked what his greatest strengths and weakness are and how he handles stressful situations.

Most interviewers ask candidates for examples of past experiences, such as times the candidate encountered a difficult project or a when he undertook a specific task and was proud of the outcome. The candidate is usually asked to describe his biggest accomplishments and greatest failures. If the candidate is currently employed, he is asked why he is leaving his current position and what his career goals are moving forward. Another common question that requires a brief-but-compelling answer is, "Why should the company hire you?"

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