Common Interview Questions & Answers (Top 10)

The Most Common Interview Questions:

Qualifying for an interview and getting a job is not so easy. Having good subject knowledge and work experience is not enough to pass any interview. Because most hiring decisions are not based only on your qualifications and experience.

The questions asked at the interview generally cover different areas such as yourself, the job you have applied for, your previous job, and probably, specific technical questions about your chosen subject.

Some of the questions may not be relevant if you are a fresher and applying for your first job after qualifying from the university. Therefore it is well worth preparing answers to these in advance so that you can answer them quickly without any hesitation.

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To make it easier for you, we have prepared the 10 most common interview questions asked in an interview. These general interview questions are very important and will surely help freshers as well as experienced candidates to get a job.

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Top 10 Common Interview Questions & Answers:

1. Tell me about yourself?

This is the one of the most common questions asked in every interview.

• Start with your name.

• Give your place information.

• Education in short.

• Job experience if any.

• Family details in short.


My name is Abhay, I live in Delhi. I have done B.Tech in Civil Engineering in 2015 (If you don’t have any experience please tell them that you are a fresher). I have 3 years of experience in building construction. I live with my family in Delhi.

2. What were your responsibilities in your previous company?

This question is very common in interview if you have work experience.

• Talk in detail about the responsibilities.


I was posted as a site engineer at the ZZ construction company. Some of my responsibilities were

  • Preparing bbs.
  • Overseeing building work.
  • Setting out sites.
  • Checking technical designs and drawings to ensure that they are followed correctly.
  • Providing technical advice and solving problems on-site.
  • Preparing site reports and filling in other paperwork etc.

3. Why are you looking for a job change?

• Thanks and explain what you have learned from your past job

• Share your reason for the job change.

• Relate to career goals.


I am thankful to my previous organization because I have learned a lot of things from there. According to me, changes are necessary for everyone to enhance their skills, knowledge, personal as well as financial growth. Your organization is a good platform where I can learn more.

4. What are your strengths?

It is also a common interview question that can be asked to know about your strength and special abilities.

• Adaption,

• Hard-working,

• Honest,

• Flexibility,

• Optimistic,

• Fast decision making,

• Self-motivated.


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

5. What are your weakness?

This question is common during interview to know about your weak point.

• Straightforward Impatient,

• Sensitive More talkative,

• I can’t say no when someone asks me for help,

• Take decision very quickly,

• I trust people very quickly.


I can’t say no when someone asks me for help And I am a bit lazy in which I am not interested.

6. What are your salary requirements?

• Never share your salary requirements if you are a fresher.

• If you are an experienced candidate you can share your salary expectation.

• Always say yes and agree to the company norms for the job.


I am a fresher, salary is not my first priority for me. This is a big platform to start my career and I also want to improve my knowledge and skills and gain experience so I expect a considerable salary according to my ability and your company’s norms which will fulfill my financial needs.

If you are an experience person share your expected salary.

7. What are your career goals?

• Short term goal,

• Long term goal.


My short-term goal is to get a job in a required company where I can utilize my skill and improve my career path. My long term goal is to be in respectable person in that organization.

8. Why should I hire you?

It is also a good and general interview question asked to know about your extra talent.

• Share your knowledge,

• Work experience,

• Skills related to the job,

• Career goals.


Sir/Madam, as I’m a fresher, I have theoretical knowledge, but I can do hard work for my organization and I will put all my efforts into the good progress of my organization. Being punctual and sincere, I can finish the work given to me on time and try to fulfill all the needs of the company from me.

9. Why do you want to do work with our company?

• Tell them what you like about the company.

• Relate it to your long term career goals.

This is a general interview question that is normally asked to know why are you interested to join their company.


Sir/Madam, It’s a great privilege for anyone to work in a reputed company like yours. When I read about your company I found that my skills are matching your requirement where I can showcase my technical skills to contribute to the company’s growth.

10. Finally, Do you have any questions?

• Express Thanks,

• Salary structure,

• Job Timing,

• Job Location,

• Overtime Allowance,

• Transport Facility.


Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Sir I would like to know the job timing and transport facility. And what will the job location and salary scale for this job in your company?

In this article, we have tried to cover the most important and common interview questions for a fresher/experienced job seeker. I hope you have now enough knowledge about it.

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