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1. What do you know about our company / this position?
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List of Telephone Interview Questions
  1. What do you know about our company / this position?
  2. Do you have any questions for me?
  3. Briefly walk me through your work history. Please include why you left each position listed on your resume.
  4. Tell me one valuable skill that you are currently working on.
  5. What are the top duties in your current position?
  6. When would you be available to start?
  7. What is the most important thing you are looking for in your next company?
  8. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
  9. Why are you looking for a new position?
  10. Why did you apply for this position?
  11. What is your long-range career objective?
  12. How many years experience do you have in your field?
  13. Tell me a little bit about yourself.
  14. What are your salary expectations?
  15. You have a few gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?
  16. After reviewing our job description, are there any required skills listed that you feel you are lacking?
  17. If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current place of employment?
  18. Where did you find our job posting?
  19. We are quickly moving into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?
  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. How do you feel this position would fit in with your long term career goals?
  22. Tell me more about your post-secondary education. Are you interested in expanding your education, or gaining any other certifications?
  23. What would you change about your current role, if you could?
  24. 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?
  25. Would your current employer be willing to provide a reference for you?
  26. Our company is looking for a team member with flexible work hours. Are you able and willing to work overtime, as needed?
  27. Are you actively interviewing with other companies? Are you close to offer stage with anyone?
  28. What do you hope to gain from this position?
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