The 50 most common questions in a job interview

Who has not faced on occasion a job interview in which they have been asked questions to which they have not known what to answer or to which they answered incorrectly?

The truth is that, although each job interview is different, there are questions that are more common than others and that is why we want to leave you a list with the fifty most common questions that you can find in job interviews:


  1. Why did you decide to study what you have studied?
  2. Why have you decided to turn your career around and study other things?
  3. Who influenced you the most when choosing your studies?
  4. How many years did it take you to complete the race?
  5. What are the reasons why it took you more years to get the race?
  6. What are the subject(s) that you liked the most in your studies?
  7. What are the subject(s) that you liked the least in your studies?
  8. If you were to go back to school, what would you do differently? Would you study something else? Which one?
  9. What was the most rewarding experience during your lifetime as a student?
  10. What changes would you make to the curriculum of the trainings you have done?
  11. Do you plan to continue or expand your studies in any way? What would you like to study?


  1. What positions have you held and what functions have you performed?
  2. What do you see yourself doing in 1 year? And in 5 years?
  3. Why did you leave them or what happened to end up in your previous companies?
  4. What do you value in a boss?
  5. If you could choose one profession, regardless of making a living, which one would you choose?
  6. How did you get your jobs?
  7. What projects have you worked on and for which clients?
  8. What technologies have you managed?
  9. What are the most important achievements and contributions of your work?
  10. Have you had people in charge?
  11. Which people from the companies you’ve worked for can give us references from you?
  12. In what aspects of your work do you think you need to improve?
  13. What three companies would you like to work for?


  1. What languages do you speak?
  2. How did you acquire it?
  3. Are you used to using the X at work, in which and in your personal life?


  1. What technological knowledge do you have?
  2. How did you acquire it?
  3. Are you used to using X at work? In which?


  1. What do you usually do in your spare time?
  2. What do you like to do most (passions or vocations)?
  3. What are your strengths, argue them
  4. What are your weaknesses or points of improvement and how you control them
  5. Why do you think you’re the ideal candidate?
  6. What do you think you would bring to the company if we hired you?
  7. What is most important to you in a job?


  1. What salary would you like to earn if we select you for the position?
  2. How much would you value a career change?
  3. What is your current or final salary bracket: fixed, variable, social benefits, …?
  4. Which aspects of the job offer do you like the most and which ones less?
  5. What do you expect from this job?
  6. What are your career aspirations and goals?
  7. Do you know what an X contract is? Do you know its characteristics?
  8. When could you get into work?
  9. Would you be willing to travel or make a change of residence for work?


  1. What do you know about our company?
  2. Why are you interested in our company?
  3. How did you hear about us and the job offer?


  1. Do you have any doubts or questions?

Now that you know that you are more likely to be asked, prepare the right answers well and rehearse in front of the mirror until these responses sound the most natural.

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