If you haven’t had a job interview in several years and you don’t know what you’ll get asked – don’t panic.
First grab yourself a copy of my Ultimate Job Interview Checklist.
Second I’ve got you covered with WHAT you’ll get asked in this listing of 12 of the most common job interview questions.
One popular technique to use when answering job interview questions is the STAR technique.
The STAR technique gives you a structure for your answers.
Start with the SITUATION – briefly set the scene and provide some context.
Next TASK – explain what you needed to achieve.
Then ACTION – describe what you actually did.
And finally describe the RESULT – what was the positive outcome and what did you learn.
Remember that all interview questions give you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, strengths or experience.
12 of the most common job interview questions for women in technology
- What is the most successful team you have been a part of and how did you contribute to its success?
- Describe a situation where you had to explain something complex to a client or colleague.
- Tell me about a time when your communication skills helped to resolve a situation.
- Describe a recent decision you made where you acted outside of the standard procedure.
- Give me an example of a time when you made the wrong decision. What was the outcome and what would you do differently?
- Tell me about a time when your leadership skills made a difference to the outcome of a situation.
- When have you had to deal with a challenging employee and what did you do?
- Describe a complicated problem that you’ve had to deal with. How did you solve it and what was the result?
- Tell me about a time when you developed an innovative solution to a problem.
- What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced when starting a new job or working on a new project and how did you overcome them?
- Tell me about a time when you had to learn how to adapt to a change at work.
- Why do you want this job?
How to use this list of 12 of the most common job interview questions
Before you go to the job interview, review the job description to get a good idea of the skills, behaviours and competencies required for the role and therefore what the interviewer might ask you to demonstrate.
Identify the key competencies and for each one, think of one STAR story you can tell.
Then when you get asked one of the 12 questions above, you can use that STAR story.
If you liked this list of common job interview questions, you’ll love my Ultimate Job Interview Checklist which you can download for free right HERE.