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I'm Asking: What's the Most Predictable Interview Question?

I'm Asking: What's the Most Predictable Interview Question?

There's a reason your palms get a little sweaty and your heart beats faster when you enter a job interview — it's one occasion when you're fully aware that you're about to be put on the spot. While it's impossible to know exactly what the interviewer will ask, there always seems to be slight variations on a few particular questions. For example, I can't think of an interview when I haven't been asked to tell the interviewer about myself. Based on your experiences, what's the most predictable interview question?

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
"Where do you see yourself in five years?" This may not be the single most predictable question, but I've been asked it a lot in recent interviews.
syako syako 7 years
"Do you have any questions for me?"
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Grrr.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I don't like interviews, either as the interviewer or interviewee. Predictable questions are "why do you want this job?" and "how do you handle a stressful/tough situation?"
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
"So, tell me about yourself?"
Spectra Spectra 7 years
"What do you consider your biggest strengths?" and "Name a situation in which you had to make an important decision and how you handled it". I hate interviews, too.
Advah Advah 7 years
"Why do you want that job?" and "Give me an example of how you handled a stressful situation". Ugh I hate job interviews.
heatherhas heatherhas 7 years
In my field, I always get these two: Give an example of how you handled a situation under pressure and how would you deal with a difficult customer.
khameel khameel 7 years
"So, tell me about yourself?" I hate that question! LOL!
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