Employers want to make sure that you have the right skill set, and are the personality and culture fit that they are looking for before they ask you to spend 40+ hours per week with them. Companies are coming up with more and more creative ways to ensure that their investment in you is mutually beneficial.
For example, I have worked with companies who provide candidates with a series of written questions and request a writing sample with answers to those questions be returned to them within a few days. For technical roles, companies may set up an in-office case study or program test to get a sense of your technical knowledge.
Interview questions and what you discuss during your meetings with your potential employer, however, are the most popular ways to ascertain if you will be a fit for the company. This article providesis a comprehensive overview of the standard and curveball questions you might receive in an interview.