By Tina Humphrey, Peer Advisor

There are different styles of interviews employers use: behavioral, situational, open-ended questions, and brain teaser questions. Behavioral questions particularly ask what have you done. You should answer these questions by explaining the situation, explain the task, talk about the action and clarify the result. Situational questions ask what would you do in a given situation or under circumstances. Open ended questions generally allow you to discuss your career experiences and or soft skills you have gained. Brain teasers are questions that have no right or wrong answers, but are asked to see the way in which you think.


According to
New Career101, see the top 20 Interview Questions in this graphic and check out some examples below:


Behavioral Questions Example

How do you handle criticism?

How have you helped your employers save time and money?

Situational Question Example

You’re working on a project with a tight deadline but you find that you’re unable to complete your section because your coworkers and your supervisor are unavailable to answer a few key questions. How do you deal with the situation?

Open Ended Examples

What are greatest strengths and weakness?

Why do you want to work for our company?

Brain Teaser Example

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.

Final Tip:

At the end of the interview, employers may ask questions for you to ask them. It is highly recommended to ask questions for your interviewer as it can show more of your interest in the company. According to, here are impressive questions to ask an interviewer: