Tough Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your next job interview, here are 30 of our hardest interview questions.

Tough was written by and updated on December 5th, 2020. Learn more here.

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Why should we hire you?

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List of 30 Tough Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Why should we hire you?

  2. 2.

    Have you ever experienced conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?

  3. 3.

    If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?

  4. 4.

    What questions do you have for me?

  5. 5.

    What would your most recent boss say about you if they were asked to describe your character?

  6. 6.

    Name one suggested area of improvement from your last performance review.

  7. 7.

    What do you know about us?

  8. 8.

    What qualities do you feel make a manager successful?

  9. 9.

    Why do you think you will be successful in this role?

  10. 10.

    What is your long-range career objective?

  11. 11.

    Do you ever use your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?

  12. 12.

    Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.

  13. 13.

    What was your least favorite job? Why?

  14. 14.

    Take a few minutes to bring your resume to life for me.

  15. 15.

    How has your post-secondary education prepared you for this job?

  16. 16.

    Do you consider yourself a team player?

  17. 17.

    What was one question you didn't want me to ask today?

  18. 18.

    What is your biggest regret?

  19. 19.

    Tell me about the worst manager you ever had.

  20. 20.

    Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person. How did you handle it?

  21. 21.

    How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

  22. 22.

    What motivates you?

  23. 23.

    Why should we not hire you?