Common Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 30 common interview questions and answer examples.

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

The interviewer wants assurance that you're a fit for the company now and in the future. They also want evidence that your career goals match what the company can offer you. The goal of your response is to show the interviewer that you are clear about your career goals and that you believe their company can provide you with the career challenges and growth needed to remain happy five years from now.

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30 Common Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • 2. How would you describe your work ethic?

  • 3. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

  • 4. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  • 5. Why do you want to work for our company?

  • 6. How do you handle conflict in the workplace?

  • 7. Why do you want this job?

  • 8. What are your strengths?

  • 9. How do you get along with others at work?

  • 10. How would your most recent manager describe you?

  • 11. Tell me about an idea you implemented at your last job.

  • 12. What are your weaknesses?

  • 13. What do you know about our organization?

  • 14. Why are you looking for a new job?

  • 15. Describe your leadership skills.

  • 16. Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?

  • 17. Tell me about your education.

  • 18. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.

  • 19. What is your greatest achievement so far?

  • 20. Tell me about yourself.

  • 21. Are you willing to travel for work?

  • 22. How did you hear about this position?

  • 23. Has a co-worker ever been mad at you?

  • 24. Have you ever been terminated from a job?

  • 25. Tell me about your dream job.

  • 26. What is the hardest decision you have had to make recently?

  • 27. What will you deliver to us in your first three months?

  • 28. What negative things have you heard about our company?

  • 29. Which other companies are you interviewing with?

  • 30. What do you think we could do better?