I am so excited to share with you this incredibly helpful 5-part series on the Glassdoor Blog: How to Answer the 50 Most Common Interview Questions. I have been asked to contribute my take on a number of these questions, you can read my career advice every week on Glassdoor Blog.
Here are some of my favorite contributions to questions 50 to 21:
#50: What questions do you have for me?
“This is one of, if not THE most important question during the interview process,” says Aurora Meneghello of Repurpose Your Purpose. Why? Because it has the potential to “show that you researched the company in detail and are interviewing with them because you really liked what you found online, and are at the interview to learn more and see if you are a good fit for each other,” she says.
#47: What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?
For questions like these, you’ll want to worry less about saying the “right” thing and more about saying something authentic, but appropriate. This way, your answers act as “a filter that repels bad matches but attracts bosses and coworkers who share your values and approach to the job,” Meneghello says. But remember to avoid coming across as overly negative — no one likes a complainer.
#27: What was your biggest failure?
The “key here is to choose something you learned and bounced back from,” Meneghello says. “Share something authentic and express how you felt, the impact it had on you or the project, how you got up again and what you learned or did differently the next time around.”