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10 Common Job Interview Questions with their Answers

Prepare for your job interview with these pro tips.

Job Interview Questions 1 – Tell me about yourself

Job Interview Questions


  • Start by saying your names
  • Tell the interviewer where you stay
  • Talk about your education
  • Talk about your job experiences


My name is Rosemary Iwu. I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Public and International Affairs. I have worked with SONY, American International Insurance, Online Book Club, All Women’s Talk New York and Access Bank Nigeria.

Job Interview Questions 2 – Why are you looking for a job change?


  • Say thanks to your previous organization for your professional development
  • Explain what you learnt from your past job experience
  • Share your reason for a job change
  • Relate about your career goals


I am grateful to my previous organization because I have learnt a lot from there that has impacted my career growth. I believe that changes are necessary for everyone to enhance your skills, knowledge and for both personal and financial growth. From my last job, I have learnt to be more hardworking, dogged, focused and have learnt to cope with deadlines and pressure, I have also learnt efficient time management. I see your organization as a great platform where I can learn more.

Job Interview Questions 3 – What are your strengths?


  • Adaptability
  • Hard working
  • Honest
  • Flexibility
  • Optimistic
  • Fast decision making
  • Persistence
  • Self motivated


I am a honest, self-motivated and hardworking lady with a positive attitude towards my career and life

Job Interview Questions 4 – What are your weaknesses?


  • Straightforward
  • Impatient
  • Sensitive
  • Talkative
  • I trust people easily
  • I can’t say no when someone asks for help
  • I take decisions very quickly
  • I get nervous when I talk to strangers
  • To say a lie is difficult for me, I am brutally honest
  • When I am not interested in something, I get lazy about it


I cannot say no when someone asks me for help, and I am a bit lazy when I am not interested in a task

Job Interview Questions 5 – What are your salary needs or requirements?


  • Don’t share your salary requirements for an entry level role
  • Experienced candidates can share their expected salary
  • Always say your salary expectations in relation to the company norms where you have applied to


  1. For a fresher or entry level role – Salary is not first priority for me. This is a great platform for me to start my career and I also want to improve my knowledge and skills, and gain experience. So, I expect a considerate salary according to my ability and what I can offer. I also expect a salary in compliance with your standing company norms which will help to fulfill my economic needs.
  2. For experienced role – I have 7 (seven) years experience in Human resources role. My current CTC (cost to company) is $4,000 a month and salary expectations is not a big issue for me. I expect salary in comparison with your company’s designation and also in relation to my qualifications and experience. I believe this will help me maintain my professional standard and meet my personal and economic needs.

Job Interview Questions 6 – What are your career goals?


  • Say your short-term goals
  • Say also your long-term goals


My short-term goal is to get a meaningful employment in your reputable organization where I can utilize my skills and improve my career path.

My long-term goal is to advance further in my career and attain management level in your organization. I also seek to bring in great ideas for the betterment and advancement of the organization.

Job Interview Questions 7 – Why should I hire you?


  • Share your knowledge
  • Share your work experience
  • Talk about your skills related to the job
  • Explain your career goals


  1. Sir/Ma, as I am a fresher, I have theoretical knowledge but I can do skilled work for your organization. I promise to put in all my efforts for the good progress of the organization. I will always be punctual to the office and be sincere with my work. I will finish the work given to me on time. I will also try my best to fulfill all the needs of the company assigned to me.

  2. For experienced level – I believe that I satisfy all the needed requirements for this job. I am sincere with my work flow and I would never let you down in any way. I promise that you will never regret the decision to appoint me in your organization.

Job Interview Questions 8 – Why do you want to work at our company?


  • Tell them what you like about the company
  • Relate your answer to your long-term goals


Sir/Ma, it will be a great privilege to work in a reputable organization like yours. When I read about your company, I found that my skills do match with your requirements. I need a great business environment like yours where I can showcase my technical skills to contribute to the growth of the organization

Job Interview Questions 9 – Tell me what you know about this company?


  • Before coming to the job interview, you need to study about the company in details
  • You need to do background research about new projects in the company
  • You need to know the names of the owners of the company and their partners
  • You will need to research about the company’s current issues
  • Lastly, update your knowledge about their competitors


Your company is one of the fastest growing companies in Nigeria. Your work environment is very good and commendable. I have researched that people feel proud to be part of the company because your company provides full support to your employees in a professional manner. Your company has a lot of branches all around the world and this will provide a good portal for me to showcase my talents.

Job Interview Questions 10 – Finally, do you have any questions to ask us?


  • Express thanks for the interview opportunity
  • You may want to know about the salary structure and other details relating to compensation
  • You can also ask about the job timings: time for resumption of duties and closure, days of the week for work, days/time off work
  • Ask about the job location, in case you are to be assigned to a specific branch of the company
  • Ask about overtime allowance: compensation for the days when you have to work overtime
  • Training period and how the organization wants to  conduct training for the job
  • Transportation facility, if any. Navigation to and fro work


Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Sir/Ma, I would like to know about the job timings and transportation facilities in place. Please what will be my job location or location designation? I also will like to know the salary structure or scale for this job in your organization.

These are 10 (ten) common job interview questions and answers I find necessary for preparing for a job interview, let me know if you have any other interview questions in the comments or what you think about this post. Have a delightful day, Love, Pinky.

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By Nkiruka Iwu

My full name is Nkiruka Rosemary Iwu. I am from Nigeria. I am the Founder and Pioneer of this blog. I have a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs and a Certificate in Remote Working from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and The Institute of Coding. I also own the company called Pinky's Research and Learning Services - An educational, writing and research company. I have about Eight (8) years experience in remote working. My desire is to see that everyone achieves their career aspirations in life even with little resources, this is my main goal of setting up this blog - to help everyone with awesome opportunities to achieve their life dreams. Thank you for reading through my wonderful blog.

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