Photo: Travelpixs (Shutterstock) Most job interviews come with a set of stock questions, with a few additional that are specific to the job and company culture. And while many of the stock questions seem easy to answer, it’s always best to know and rehearse your answers before you head into an interview. Preparation is key, even for a simple question like “Why do you want to work for us?” Let’s take a look at some of the common questions and the best ways to answer them. “Tell me a little about yourself” This non-question is one of the most common job interview opening lines, and you will probably hear it at every interview. “Tell me about your yourself” is essentially asking for a brief biography as it would apply to the job . The best way to answer this is to tailor your relevant experience into your response. For example, if you’re applying as an electrical engineer somewhere, mention where you went to school, any tech-related hobbies, and a brief bit about how you became interested in the skill in the first place. If you’re new to the job market, use it as a means to talk about your schooling and how your background influenced the path you’re on. Keep your answers short and don’t drag it out longer than about a minute. You can even think of it the same way as writing a snappy bio for yourself—keep it short and to the point. “Why do you want […]