A career coach has revealed the three most common questions employers ask during interviews and how you can respond to them.
Most recently, the US-based coach detailed the questions you should be prepared to answer when heading for an interview.
She also took to the social-media platform to reveal the responses that would impress employers and help people get the position of their dreams.
Career coach Darci has revealed the three most common questions employers ask during interviews and how you can respond to them
Darci frequently helps her more than 283,000 TikTok followers land jobs by giving them resume and interview tips
Darci detailed the first question and explained that you should say you are looking for a challenge when asked why you applied
Land your dream job! The top three most common questions asked in interviews and how to respond to them
QUESTION: Why are you applying to this position?
RESPONSE: I’m looking for a challenge.
QUESTION: What are your salary expectations?
RESPONSE: My ideal salary for this position would be $80,000 to $90,000. Once we get through the interview process, I’ll have a better idea of what the responsibilities are, and I’m sure we can come to an agreement which makes the most sense for both of us in terms of salary.
QUESTION: Are you interviewing with other companies?
RESPONSE: This is a top choice for me, but I do want to be transparent with you and let you know I am interviewing with about three other companies.
In a viral clip, which has amassed more than 1.2 million views, Darci revealed the three most common interview questions.
‘Here are three questions that you’re going to get in almost any interview and here’s how you answer them,’ she said at the beginning of her video.
She explained that the first question you would be asked was: ‘Why are you applying to this position?’
To answer this question, Darci said that you should always show the company that you put in the work prior to coming to the interview.
‘Just say you’re looking for a new job or a new challenge. Actually show them that you did your research on the company, maybe there was something cool you saw on their website, or you looked up an article about them in the news,’ she advised.
‘Also, use the details from the job description to explain what excited you about the role.’
The second question, which discusses salary, is what ‘trips people up’ the most, according to Darci.
She said that you should be ‘prepared’ for those interviewing you to ask about your ‘salary expectations.’
‘You can try and dodge this question by saying, “What’s the budget for the role?” and see if they will tell you.
‘They might just keep pushing back and make you answer,’ she said before detailing how you should respond if you ‘need to give a range.’
She explained that you never needed to tell an employer how much you were ‘currently making,’ and that you should only tell those interviewing you how much you want to be paid.
Darci noted that if you wanted to make ‘$80,000,’ you should put that number at the ‘bottom of your range.’
She advised those looking to land a job say: ‘My ideal salary for this position would be $80,000 to $90,000.
The second question, which discusses salary, is what ‘trips people up,’ Darci explains that you should give employers a range and never tell them how much you make
Lastly, the career coach said you should always tell those interviewing you that you were also interviewing with ‘three other companies’
‘Once we get through the interview process, I’ll have a better idea of what the responsibilities are, and I’m sure we can come to an agreement which makes the most sense for both of us in terms of salary.’
The last question the career coach said you should be prepared to hear is: ‘Are you interviewing with other companies?’
Although she noted that she knew others would tell you to always be ‘honest,’ Darci advised you always say you were interviewing with ‘multiple other companies.’
‘Most companies want someone that other companies want, not to mention if you have a timeline it’s always good to say, “This is a top choice for me, but I do want to be transparent with you and let you know I am interviewing with about three other companies,”‘ she said.
Viewers rushed to the comments section to gush over the career coach’s advice.
Viewers rushed to the comments section to gush over the career coach’s advice
One person wrote: ‘I’m so happy I’m on interview TikTok. I’m trying to transition into a big girl job & I’m nervous!’
‘Best advice I’ve ever heard on this app. I’ve hired many people and would love to hear these responses,’ another person added.
One user added: ‘Love this.’
Someone else said: ‘Thank you for sharing.’