Woman sitting at laptop open to 8 individuals in a zoom-like setup.Certain interview questions appear in almost every interview such as "Tell me about yourself." Waiting until the moment the question is asked to prepare will almost always result in a subpar answer.

You should practice interview questions in the same way you would study for an essay exam. Anticipate which questions will be asked and practice them out loud. Find a friend and "interview" each other using commonly asked interview questions. If a friend is unavailable, ask yourself the questions and practice answering in front of a mirror. The key is to practice out loud. Running through the answers in your mind will not prepare you in the same way as making yourself articulate the answers.

Check out these links for commonly asked interview questions and tips on how to effectively answer them.