Host or Hostess Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Host or Hostess interview, here are 24 interview questions and answer examples.

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Why should we hire you?

What sets you apart from all the other candidates? Can you offer a flexible schedule? Are you a pro at handling the most difficult of customers? Share a few qualities and consider giving examples to match each one. This is your chance to sell yourself, so make the most of it! Remember that you have unique qualities that will help you to be successful as a host. Don't be shy! Articulate your awesomeness!

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24 Host or Hostess Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Host or Hostess interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 5 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

  • 1. Why should we hire you?

  • 2. What are your career goals?

  • 3. Why is it important to smile at every guest?

  • 4. How do you fill your downtime?

  • 5. Describe yourself in three words.

  • 6. In case of an emergency, what would be your course of action?

  • 7. What is the most recent skill you have learned that will assist you in this role?

  • 8. How do you take criticism?

  • 9. How would you keep our patrons satisfied?

  • 10. What skills are essential for this position?

  • 11. Do you have any questions about the job description?

  • 12. Tell me about your experience.

  • 13. Describe your ideal job.

  • 14. How would you deal with an angry customer?

  • 15. How have you used your communication skills to resolve conflict at work?

  • 16. Tell me about a time when you gave excellent customer service.

  • 17. What are your greatest weaknesses?

  • 18. What are your greatest strengths?

  • 19. Why do you want this job?

  • 20. Have you ever had a situation that kept you from being on time to work? How did you handle it?

  • 21. What qualities make you the best person for the job?

  • 22. How do you handle stressful situations?

  • 23. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

  • 24. Give me an example of how you have been reliable in the past.