Common Interview Questions for social worker

Job interviews are always an interesting and unique experience for candidates as well as employers. However, it is said to be an important recruitment process for employers. Both parties usually make better preparation for getting it done successfully. In one front candidates aspire to get selected in the interview on the other hand employer are critical and careful while selecting a deserving candidate. Whenever an interview is scheduled and we get an interview call apparently our excitement goes to the next level and we appear to be anxious, nervous, and seem to be ready for the interview. During the process, we began to be very calculative and anticipate many possible questions for the interview. In this article, I will be highlighting some of the common possible interview questions which you may find useful to prepare for your upcoming interview round. Whether you apply for a project coordinator job or a managerial position some of the questions will definitely relate you in one and the other ways. Let's see those possible common questions.

1. Tell us about yourself? 

The interviewer may want to know how well do you describe yourself within a limited time. These questions might lead to many follow up questions such as your family details or may maybe your qualification and names. This question seems very simple and easy yet has may direction that might possibly take the attention of your recruiter. Tell us something about your self reflects how well you know yourself. Your response to these common questions highly mattered as these responses will be your first steps and opportunities to impress the interviewers. 

2. Tell something about your last job?

The interviewer might expect you to be vocal about your previous organization and the position you were in. The questions also encapsulate how well you know your previous organization. The question is tricky and investigative in nature. Your responses will highlight the following-

  1. How well you know about your previous organization.
  2. Your status of relationship with the organization.
  3. Your position in that organization and how you remained successful.
  4. Being an employee of that organization what motivates you to apply again for the job
  5. Your like and dislike about your previous organization.
  6. Your challenges and achievement in your previous job 
  7. Your attitudes towards your current or previous organization.

3. Why did you leave the job?

If you do not have a valid reason "why did you leave the job" you can't be escaped from the questions trap of the interviewers. The answer to the questions should be carefully crafted. This question is not as easy as the first question" tell us about yourself".It encompasses two important characters in which every interviewer wants to hear from you. One is the reasons for leaving the job and the other one motivation to apply for the new job.

4. Why are you interested in the position?

This question is purely based on the position that you are applying for, the employer or interviewer may want to know your desire and practical motivation to join the post. This is frequently asked question in almost every interview to know the candidate's intent. It will also test awareness of the job description and the organization. This question is very critical to address your career orientation and professional maturity. Employers do not want a candidate who applies for every job which is posted online.

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5. Why do you consider yourself fit for the position?

Now this question is directly asked to know your confidence, conviction, and your valid claim why are you considering fit to the position. This question will highlight the articulation of your reasonable arguments and the presentation of your candidature. The interviewer may learn from this question your awareness level in the applied position. How better you can speak about your candidacy than your cover letter. These questions will prove your ability to sell yourself to the hiring manager.

6. What do you know about the organization?

The interviewer may ask you these questions  "what do you know about our organization or company " They might see whether you did any research about the organization or not before coming into the job interview. This also reflects your level of curiosity for the new position for which you are interviewed. Having enough knowledge about the company or the organization can make a lasting impression.

7. What are your salary expectations?

Questions related to salary are frequently asked, almost every job interview. The employer may look forward to your attitudes and responses on how you deal with these questions. The employer might want to know if they can actually afford to you.

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8. When can you start work?

During the interviewing process, the employer may possibly ask you these questions" when can you start work or when can you join the organization? if your interview goes well. They may wish to know about how soon you may be available to join the post. You too may have experienced in several interviews. This seems very mature questions itself. The employer may know you from these questions how responsible and sophisticated you are. It is better to answer with good preparation.


Above mentioned questions are literally very popular in all fields of profession. Most of the HR Managers are accustomed to these sets of questions and they never miss asking such questions to the candidates. Since these questions have become a general pattern to formalize the interview as well as to understand the suitability of the applicants. Interviewers from non HR backgrounds have also learned these ceremonials questions even if they don't handle properly the interview event. The right preparation can actually boost the confidence to answer spontaneously to these above questions without any hesitation.

Best wishes. 


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