What do you think we try to find out when asking a particular interview question?


People have good feeling from an interviewEach interview question has a meaning–or at last it should have one. While it is not always clear to the job seekers, HR workers should always know why they ask a particular question, what they try to find out.

Let’s have a look at one example: “Why do you want to work for us?“. Asking the question in an interview, we try to find out their level of motivation, and how serious their job application actually is.

Serious and responsible job applicants would research about the company, and they would know why they submitted the application for the job, why they want to work particularly for us. On the other hand, people who do not care and submitted many applications, would struggle to come up with an answer, or they would speak about personal reasons (good location of the office, etc.)

And you should be able to come up with a similar simple analysis of each interview question.

What to say at the end?

HR interviews belong to the most difficult job interviews. You will compete with many job seekers, and you will have to deal with tough interview questions and short case studies.

We hope that our website has helped you to understand what to expect, and how to prepare your interview answers. And if you want to take an extra step, learning how to outclass your competition and how to answer all tough interview questions, have a look at my Interview Success Guide – an eBook that will show you how to do it.

Thank you, and good luck in your interview!

Matthew Chulaw, Your Interview Coach