Commonly Asked Questions in Interviews

In interviews, pre-preparation can often help you take the next step carefully and wisely. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions.

Most Common Interview Questions

  1. What are your strengths?
  2. What are your weaknesses?
  3. Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
  5. Why do you want to leave your current company?
  6. What can you offer us that someone else can not?
  7. What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
  8. Are you willing to relocate?
  9. Are you willing to travel?
  10. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  11. Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
  12. What is your dream job?
  13. How did you hear about this position?
  14. What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?
  15. Discuss your resume.
  16. Discuss your educational background.
  17. Describe yourself.
  18. Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
  19. Why should we hire you?
  20. Why are you looking for a new job?
  21. Would you work holidays/weekends?
  22. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
  23. What are your salary requirements?
  24. Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  25. Who are our competitors?
  26. What was your biggest failure?
  27. What motivates you?
  28. Who’s your mentor?
  29. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.
  30. How do you handle pressure?
  31. What is the name of our CEO?
  32. What are your career goals?
  33. What gets you up in the morning?
  34. What were your bosses’ strengths/weaknesses?

Are you a leader or a follower?

  1. What are your hobbies?
  2. What is your favourite website?
  3. What makes you uncomfortable?
  4. What are some of your leadership experiences?
  5. How would you fire someone?
  6. What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?
  7. Would you work 40+ hours a week?
  8. What questions do you have for me?

In addition to questions commonly asked during a job interview, many unexpected and downright bizarre questions may also be asked.

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