We’re just days into 2022, the year the Wall Street Journal has heralded as “the year you get your dream job,” and it seems more true than ever that this year will be a job seeker’s market.
The Great Resignation began almost a year ago in April 2021, when the number of employees who quit their jobs in a one-month span broke a record. But that record broke again in July and August, when 4.3 million people quit their jobs — about 2.9 percent of the workforce. Once again, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a record-breaking number of people who quit their jobs in November — 4.5 million, in fact — affecting all job sectors.
In addition to job leaves being at an all-time high, employers posted 10.6 million job openings in the same time period — down from a near-record 11 million the previous month and just below July’s all-time record, but still high. In other words, workers have a lot of leverage right now, so if you’re looking for a new job, it’s a great time to browse around. In doing so, you might want to brush up on interview skills before your next Zoom meeting with a recruiter.
A 2021 study conducted by career resource startup Zety, which spoke to 500 professionals who are involved in hiring, determined the most common interview questions you can expect to be asked. Zety also spoke to more than 1,000 American workers about their experiences as job candidates. Read on to find out the most common questions interviewers ask, and the most common questions interviewers expect candidates to ask.