i. “Could you tell me about yourself?” In just one minute, you need to make clear why you’d be a great person for the job.
ii. “What’s your greatest weakness”? Some employers are now using a variation of that: “What do you suck most at?” The informality makes you more likely to respond honestly.
iii. “Could you tell me about a problem you solved?” You need a one-minute story that showcases how your skills, ability or drive would be valuable in your target job.
iv. The question you fear most. Of course, it’s different for each applicant. Examples: “Why did you leave your previous employer?” “Why have you been unemployed so long?” Or it may be a technical question that would reveal that your skills for the job are marginal.
Practice these. Know what you’re going to say beforehand and you’ll be better prepared at some of these interview than your competition!