Type “interview” in the search box on the upper right hand corner of this site and you’ll find post after post about interview preparation. There’s a common theme throughout all of them: interviewing is a skill that takes practice. So how serious are you about landing a job? Ready for some rapid fire drills? Ready to flex those interview muscles?
Your answer should be yes! You might dread interview practice as much as you dread going to the gym or studying for a test but you’re not going to get results without working out — whether it’s your body or your brain.
So here it is: the ultimate workout. Click through to see a list of the 444 most popular job interviewer questions. You have a few options for practice:
- Run through the list by yourself. Speak out loud as you answer each question.
- Write down the most difficult questions on flash cards, shuffle them up, and ask a friend to read them to you or read them yourself.
- Hand the list to a different friend each day and have them ask you random questions.
When practicing by yourself, jot down your best talking points on a piece of paper — or the back of that notecard. That way you — or a friend — can cross check your responses and make sure you hit all the best talking points. While practicing by yourself is better than not practicing at all, a friend can give you helpful feedback, even if it’s as small as “you said umm too much and you didn’t make eye contact.”
Feedback can hurt. Practice can suck. But every minute you spend preparing gets you one minute closer to landing that job offer.