Interview questions tend to fall into the following major categories:
If you spent some time abroad, the interviewer may be curious about your experiences as well as what your living, traveling, and/or working abroad choices say about you.
If you have a two-year unexplained gap in your job history, this gap is bound to raise the question of what you were doing during this time.
You need to be ready with honest, yet positive, answers that will further promote your candidacy rather than knock you out of the running.
If you have carefully thought about your responses and practiced responding with the message you want to convey, these questions should not throw you. However, if you haven't given such questions much thought, your responses are likely to show it.
SOURCE: Adapted from Caryl and Ron Krannich, Ph.D.s, Job Interview Tips for People With Not-So-Hot Backgrounds (Manassas Park: Impact Publications), pages 91-92. Copyright 2004. All rights reserved.