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25 interview questions recruiters are asking right now

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No matter how much research, prep and rehearsal you do for an interview, it's easy to feel unprepared when a potential employer throws an curve ball question your way.

While it's difficult to predict exactly what may be asked in an interview, job search platform Glassdoor has compiled a list of questions that job seekers have reported being asked by recruiters recently in their respective industries.

To get a glimpse of what you might be expected to answer in your next interview, take a look at the questions below.

Interview questions for nursing jobs:

1. What is your biggest weakness?

2. What would you do if you walked into the break room and staff was gossiping?

3. A patient is visibly upset and wants to talk with you, but you're busy with other patients. What do you do?

4. Where do you see yourself in five years?

5. Describe a time when you had to use skills outside your usual role.

Interview questions for sales jobs:

1. What are you known for from your friends, family and workmates?

2. What inspires you?

3. Can you handle a fast paced and demanding work environment?

4. Why should we hire you?

5. What was the best customer service you've received?

Interview questions for project manager jobs:

1. Describe a time when you had to influence others.

2. What was a project you encountered difficulty with and how did you resolve it?

3. How do you feel your background and skills can benefit the organization?

4. What is your communication approach on projects?

5. What tools do you use to stay organized and how does that help you in your everyday routine?

Interview questions for data scientist jobs:

1. How to deal with large sparse feature matrix with binary data?

2. Tell me about something not on your resume.

3. How would you handle things if you make a mistake? Do you tell the client about the mistake?

4. Can you explain the central limit theorem to someone who is not familiar with statistics and probability?

Interview questions for account manager jobs:

1. How do you grow your account's revenue?

2. What is your strong suit and what do you think you need to work on?

3. Why do you want to work here?

4. Your client would like to drive significantly more revenue without increasing CPA. How do you respond to them?

5. Define "leadership" in one sentence without using the word "lead".

6. What one word would those who know you best use to describe you?

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