Phone Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 30 interview questions you may be asked over the phone.

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Question 1 of 30

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

Many interviewers will start off with this question, which could throw you off a bit. You've done all of this research on the company but have you prepared to talk about yourself?

The interviewer is looking for relevant information about the position for which you applied. Respond by mentioning your education, how many years of experience you have in your field, and be sure to give some details about your most current position. Conclude your response with a statement about what you are looking for in a role at this time.

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30 Phone Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.

  • 2. Why did you apply for this position?

  • 3. How many years experience do you have in your field?

  • 4. When would you be available to start?

  • 5. What is your long-range career objective?

  • 6. What are the top duties in your current position?

  • 7. Why are you looking for a new position?

  • 8. What do you know about this position?

  • 9. What is the most important thing you are looking for in your next company?

  • 10. Are you actively interviewing with other companies? Are you close to offer stage with anyone?

  • 11. Our company is looking for a team member with flexible work hours. Are you able and willing to work overtime, as needed?

  • 12. Would your current employer be willing to provide a reference for you?

  • 13. I'm interested in knowing more about the type of work you are seeking, and your ideal workplace culture. What is your ideal position at this time?

  • 14. Briefly walk me through your work history. Please include why you left each position listed on your resume.

  • 15. What would you change about your current role, if you could?

  • 16. You have a few gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?

  • 17. Tell me more about your post-secondary education. Are you interested in expanding your education, or gaining any other certifications?

  • 18. After reviewing our job description, are there any required skills listed that you feel you are lacking?

  • 19. How do you feel this position would fit in with your long term career goals?

  • 20. All of our candidates must pass a criminal record check and education verification. Is there any reason why you would not be comfortable with this?

  • 21. Where did you find our job posting?

  • 22. We are quickly moving into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?

  • 23. Tell me one valuable skill that you are currently working on.

  • 24. What challenges are you looking for in a position?

  • 25. Are you willing to travel?

  • 26. Describe a typical work day in your current role.

  • 27. Tell me one thing about yourself that is not on your resume.

  • 28. When was the last time you helped out a coworker?

  • 29. How does this position fit your long-term career plans?

  • 30. What type of manager do you best work with?