Tough Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What do you know about us?

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List of 30 Tough Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What do you know about us?

  2. 2.

    What does greatness, and success, mean to you?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about the worst manager you ever had.

  4. 4.

    What is your long-range career objective?

  5. 5.

    Besides compensation, what do you value the most in the workplace?

  6. 6.

    Why are you looking for a new job?

  7. 7.

    What questions do you have for me?

  8. 8.

    How much do you think this job should pay?

  9. 9.

    What was your least favorite job? Why?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    Why should we hire you?

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    Describe yourself in just three words.

  16. 16.

    Would you rather lead or follow?

  17. 17.

    Why should we not hire you?

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    Do you consider yourself a team player?

  20. 20.

    What qualities do you feel make a manager successful?

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    What motivates you?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

    How do you feel about relocation or substantial amounts of travel?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    What is your biggest regret?

  30. 30.

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