Before heading into a job interview, it’s essential to prepare to answer a range of common interview questions.

While you can’t anticipate – or memorize – the responses to every interview question you’ll be asked, practicing good answers, brainstorming illustrative anecdotes and doing the research to address these types of interview questions is a great place to start. Better yet, rehearse your answers aloud with a friend who can offer insightful feedback and help you practice to overcome your pre-interview jitters.

You’ll know that you’re ready for the interview when you fully understand the company, its mission, the job description and how your experience fits in with the goals of the position and employer. “Know your own narrative,” says Yasmin Sahami, ZipRecruiter’s senior manager of talent acquisition. “More importantly, know how your narrative meets the job requirements and how it relates to the responsibilities and deliverables of the job.”

Prepare for These Common Job Interview Questions: