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When have you significantly contributed to obtain a corporate goal?
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
What will you accomplish in the first 90 days of working here?
What was the greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?
When were you able to resolve a problem within work?
Describe an ongoing problem at your current or former employer, that you were able to overcome.
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
Tell me about a time that you have helped a co-worker accomplish an important goal.
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?
Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.
Give me an example of a time when you went above and beyond.
Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
What is the most significant achievement you have on the horizon?
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
When have you had to adapt to change in the workplace?
When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?
Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine?
How do you react to an increase in your workload?
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
When change occurs in the workplace, do you naturally adjust or do you first think of the worst?
Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.
When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method?
When have you faced an unexpected difficulty?
When have you had to think quickly in response to sudden change?
When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?
What was the biggest change you have had to deal with in your career?
When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?
If your current company shut down today, what would you do to quickly adapt?
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team based project when a member was not doing their share of the work.
Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with.
Tell me about a time when you were unable to meet a project deadline. How did you react?
Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you collaborate?
Tell me about a time when you had to address an angry customer. What was the problem and how did you resolve it?
What is your greatest work related accomplishment to date?
What is the riskiest decision you have ever made in the workplace?
Tell me about a time when you used good judgement and logic to solve a problem.
Describe a time when you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not feel like doing.
Tell me about a time when you were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?
Tell me about a time when you showed initiative by taking the lead on a team project.
Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.
When have you had to make a split second decision? How do you react under unexpected pressure?
Tell me about a time when you had to learn something new within a short deadline.
Tell me about the most competitive work situation you have experienced. How did you handle it, and what was the result?
Tell me about a time when you had to adapt to major change in the workplace. How did you cope?
Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. How did you successfully interact with this person?
Tell me about a time when you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
How do you react when you are dissatisfied with the quality of your work, or the outcome of your work?
How do you handle working with little to no supervision?
How do you handle working under very close supervision?
Tell me about a time that you failed. How did you get back up again?
How would you approach making a good impression on a new client?
Tell me about a time you wish you had handled a workplace situation, differently.
How would you build a relationship with someone who intimidates you?
Tell me about a time when you had to collaborate with a co-worker whose personality was the opposite of yours.
What was the most difficult decision you have had to make?
Tell me about your learning style and study patterns.
Which statement sounds more like you: 'I hate to lose' or, 'I love to win'?
What career path interests you the most in this company?
How does this position fit into your career goals?
Which career development goals have you set for yourself this year?
Do you have a big career goal that, right now, seems unattainable?
What is your dream job?
Describe for me a time when you made the wrong career decision. How did you correct your misstep?
Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach.
Where do you see your career one year from now?
By this time in your career, you should have advanced further. What has slowed down your career progression?
Have you ever taken a role in a company that hasn't fit into your long-term career plans?
Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
Why is this job right for you at this time in your career?
If hired, what can we do to help you achieve your career goals?
Common Interview Questions
Why do you want this job?
What are your strengths?
How do you get along with others at work?
Why do you want to work for our company?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Why are you the best candidate for us?
What are your weaknesses?
How would you describe your work ethic?
How would your most recent manager describe you?
Why are you looking for a new job?
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Tell me about an idea you implemented at your last job.
What type of manager brings out the best in you?
How do you handle conflict in the workplace?
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
Tell me about yourself.
What do you know about our organization?
Describe your leadership skills.
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.
Which other companies are you interviewing with?
What negative things have you heard about our company?
What will you deliver to us in your first three months?
What is the hardest decision you have had to make recently?
Tell me about your dream job.
Have you ever been terminated?
Has a co-worker ever been mad at you?
How did you hear about this position?
Are you willing to travel for work?
Tell me about your education.
What do you think we could do better?
How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
At your current or former place of employment, how important was communication and dealing with others?
Tell me about a time when you had to use your verbal communication skills in order to get a point across that was important to you.
How do you build rapport with your clients?
Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?
What are the components of a successful, and effective, presentation?
Rate your listening skills from 1-10. What would your coworkers say about your listening skills?
How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
After receiving information from your supervisor, how do you ensure you properly communicate this information to your team?
Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
Tell me about a time when your communication skills greatly benefited your team.
How do you handle a situation where your supervisor does not properly communicate information to you?
When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.
What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
How would you describe your written communication skills?
How would you handle working for a boss who was a poor communicator?
Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.
What is the worst thing a previous manager could say about you?
Tell me why you are the right fit for this company and this position.
When have you worked among a diverse group of people?
Looking at your resume, it seems there are certain skills necessary for this position that do not stand out. How do you think you will be able to compensate for these missing skills?
Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in this industry?
How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?
How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
What work situations excite and motivate you?
What type of work environment do you dislike working in?
What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
How would you describe your personality?
Describe your working relationship with your previous or current colleagues.
What do you know about our company culture?
What type of situation would make you quit your job?
How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?
Give me an example of a challenge you overcame in your last position.
Name a few things you were asked to do in your most recent position that you weren't necessarily trained to do. How did you cope?
Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?
How has your current job changed over the years?
Tell me about an achievement you are proud of. What skills did you use to achieve this goal?
How do you deal with stressful situations in the workplace?
What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?
In your opinion, why is it important to develop relationships with coworkers?
How do you deal with conflict on your team?
Tell me about a time when you took a creative approach to solving a problem.
When have you taken an unusual risk in the workplace? What was the outcome?
How do you handle a larger than average workload?
Do you have confidence in your communication skills? What is your communication style?
Have you requested extra responsibilities in any of your previous roles?
Tell me the ways in which you brought value to your most recent position.
How did you maintain a good relationship with your most recent boss?
Are you capable of handling disputes in a professional manner? How do you respond to customer complaints?
Give an example of when you used your listening skills to complete a task properly, or solve a problem.
How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?
How did you go about suggesting changes in your most recent company?
What feedback did you receive from your most recent manager?
What skills did you learn in your most recent position that will help you in this new role?
Why are you the best candidate for this position?
With the ongoing changes in this industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?
When have you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem?
What does the word 'innovation' mean to you?
When did you come up with an innovative solution to a challenge your company, class, or organization was facing?
When have you used an inventive method to stretch company resources beyond the normal level?
How often do you discuss work with your colleagues in order to think up new systems and styles of working?
How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
Tell me about a project you worked on where a conventional approach was not suitable.
What ideas have you created in the last year that benefited your current or former employer?
Would you consider yourself a creative person?
When have you created a new product or service?
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
Tell me about a time when you created a unique idea or solution, and it was rejected by your colleagues. How were you able to bounce back?
When have you taken an existing process and used your own creativity to make it better?
What is the most creative or innovative project you have worked on?
How can we inspire your creative side?
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for customer service.
How do you feel about saying 'no' to a customer with unreasonable requests?
Have you ever broken company rules to make a customer happy?
Have you received any formal customer service training?
How would you handle a rude customer?
When have you received exceptional customer service? What made the experience stand out?
Tell me about your customer service experience.
What skills do you believe you possess that help you deliver excellent customer service?
What customer engagement strategy is the most rewarding for you?
How do you define good customer service?
Give me an example of how you delivered excellent customer service at your last position.
Give me an example of a time when you had to be extra diligent in order to meet a deadline.
How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
Would your former or current boss describe you as a worker who gladly goes the extra mile to complete their tasks?
How many days were you absent from work last year?
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.
Do you always double check or proofread your work?
If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?
When given an important assignment, how do you approach handling it?
When you have a problem at work are you one to carefully consider what is at stake or do you jump in and hope for the best?
How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
How often do you take work home with you?
When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?
Tell me about a time when you were particularly effective in prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
What challenges are you looking for in a position?
What concerns do you have about working in this position or for this organization?
Why did you leave your last job?
Are you willing to travel?
Do you have any plans for continued education?
How do you handle sick days?
What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?
Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?
What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
How would you ultimately describe your work style?
Are you applying for other jobs?
What is your philosophy towards work?
Do you know anyone who works for us?
Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
Why should I hire you over my other top candidate?
How did you hear about this position?
How would your references describe you?
Why do you have an interest in this profession?
Referring to the job description, what will be your favorite part of this job?
Have you ever volunteered?
Are you a leader or a follower?
Tell me one thing you are most proud of.
Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up?
Referring to the job description, what will be your least favorite part of this job?
How would a coworker or a close friend describe you?
How will this position help you in your career?
Tell me about one of your goals. How are you working towards it?
How has your education prepared you for this career?
Why do you want to start your career with us?
Do you have an off-the-wall dream job?
What was the most difficult aspect of your post-secondary education?
What extra-curricular activities interest you?
How do you keep up-to-date on new technologies and trends in this industry and career?
What is your favorite book on leadership and business?
Being in such a prominent role, how do you balance your work requirements with your everyday life?
We believe there is always room to grow. Tell me about one professional qualification you would like to obtain.
Tell me about a significant crisis you have faced in your most recent position. How did you overcome the crisis?
Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
Judging by your resume, you appear to be overqualified for this position. What would keep you here, if you were offered the position?
How do you think your early career will help you succeed in this position?
With your experience, what contributions do you believe you will make to our department?
How do you react if your board or senior leadership team ask you to do something with which you do not agree?
We have had concerns with employee theft recently. What would you do if you caught an employee or co-worker stealing?
Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
When have you spoken up for cause, knowing that it would directly look unfavorable on you, because it was the right thing to do?
Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?
On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
In what type of situations is it better to stretch the truth in order to sell a product?
Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
Have you ever kept the remainder of an expense that was allotted to you?
Tell me about a time at work when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?
How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?
When have you shown great integrity at work?
What would you do if a co-worker asked you to help them steal?
I see you are engaged or married, do you plan on having children soon?
When do you think you'll get married?
Since you are in your early twenties, do you think you'll be able to handle this job?
Are you a Christian?
What race do you consider yourself?
What is your nationality?
Are you heterosexual?
What religion are you?
Do you have any disabilities?
What is the date of your last your last medical exam?
Have you had any recent illnesses?
What type of discharge did you receive from the military?
Have you ever been arrested?
What is your birthday?
What is your native language?
Are you a social drinker?
Do you observe any religious holidays?
How is your health?
What year did you graduate?
Are you married?
Do you plan on having children?
Where were you born?
What is your age?
What is your height and weight?
What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?
What is the one thing you would change about this career path if you could?
Tell me about a responsibility in your former or current position that you really enjoyed.
How do you feel about joining a new organization?
How can we motivate you on the job?
Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?
What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
What attracts you the most to this particular position?
How do you define success?
Describe to me your ideal employer.
What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
Latest Interview Questions
Do you have any near impossible goals set for yourself? Tell me about one of them.
What brings you here today?
What in your life pushes you forward?
What are you hoping to get out of this job, in terms of being able to advance your career?
What do you do very poorly? Your example can be from work or your personal life.
What was something about your last job that you dreaded doing?
How capable do you think others around you are?
What was your greatest accomplishment in your most recent position?
What was the latest piece of industry related news you've read?
Does this job on your resume really relate to this position? Tell me why you believe it does?
What fascinates you about this industry?
If you never worked another day in your life, what would you be doing?
Tell me about your last manager. What did they do to motivate you?
What distracts you in the workplace?
If a coworker had to make a pitch to me about your personality, what would they say?
When has a customer or client annoyed you? What happened?
When was your last work evaluation? What were the positive and negative comments you received?
How do you respond to unsolicited feedback?
What are some trends you see happening in our industry?
Do you enjoy motivating others around you?
If you were hired for this position, what are the first changes you would implement?
When are your leadership skills the most effective?
How can we motivate you as a leader?
Have you ever helped to implement a significant company change in one of your past roles?
Give me an example of a time when your communication style helped you to be a more effective leader.
Tell me about a time when you led a difficult project. What was the outcome?
Tell me about a time when you effectively delegated tasks.
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
What is the difference between a leader and a manager?
What is the most important task of a leader?
How will you guide your team in terms of personal development?
Which leadership book have you most recently read?
As a leader, how will you measure the success of your team members?
How do you present bad, or disappointing news, to your team members?
How do you react when your team misses a deadline?
What do you look for, before giving someone on your team a promotion?
Do you prefer group discussions or one-on-one meetings?
Tell me your favorite part of being a leader.
Tell me about your leadership qualities.
When have you had to lead by example?
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a situation but the outcome was disappointing.
Have you had the opportunity to teach an important skill to a co-worker?
Have you ever had to give an employee a poor performance review? How did you feel about that responsibility?
What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of leading your current team?
Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?
Tell me about a time when you took charge of a meeting. Was the outcome a positive one?
What do you believe would be your biggest leadership challenge in this role?
When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?
Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?
What does micromanagement mean to you?
Why do you believe you will have success at this position?
Tell me about a situation in which you had to work with fellow team members who did not like you.
What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?
What type of employees do you find difficult to manage?
How many people did you supervise at your last position?
What do you believe is the biggest challenge for this management position?
Tell me about a critical decision you have made that greatly affected your team's performance.
What do you think our company's biggest challenge is?
As a manager, who has been your greatest influence?
What do your team members think of you as the team leader?
As a manager, how have you built successful teams in the past?
What personality traits do you look for in people you are hiring?
Have you ever had to fire an employee? What were the reasons for their termination?
Tell me about one of your worst supervisors you have had. What character flaws did they possess that made them a poor leader?
What has made you ready for this responsibility?
What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?
Tell me about a situation in which your group began to unravel. How did you overcome your challenges and lead your team?
What would you do if an employee is not meeting their goals?
When have you effectively delegated tasks to your employees?
What type of goals do you like to set for yourself and your team?
When have you made a mistake delegating tasks to your team members?
How do you successfully motivate your team?
Tell me about a time when you were effective at handling multiple projects at once.
How do you evaluate success among your team members?
Describe what you think an average day will look like in this role.
What are your strengths? How will they help you in this new role?
Why do you believe you are qualified for this position?
Do you have reliable transportation?
What is your availability?
How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?
What do you hope to learn from this job?
What do you think will be a challenge for you in this job?
Without any job experience, why should we hire you?
What are your career goals?
Who is a person you admire and why?
Why are you looking for a job?
Tell me about a time you were honest.
What questions do you have about this job?
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Tell me about a time when a teacher or professor gave you constructive criticism.
How would your favorite teacher or professor describe you?
Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with. What steps did you take to resolve it?
What are you looking for in a job?
If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company?
What do you hope to gain from this position?
Are you pleased with your performance in your most recent position?
How fast do you respond to customer emails and web inquiries? What timeline do you feel is appropriate?
Are you able to remain productive even when working remote, or from a home office?
Do you perform better in a group setting, or when working alone?
How was your performance measured, in your most recent role?
What was your area of excellence in your most recent position?
Describe a change you recently made that improved the performance of your work.
Tell me about your most recent performance evaluation. Name one positive highlight, and one area for improvement.
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your performance in your most recent position?
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your technical abilities?
What unique qualities about yourself would you bring to our company?
What are you reading right now?
How competitive are you?
How do you balance life and work?
What types of activities keep you busy, outside of work?
What is your personal mission statement?
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Tell me one thing about yourself that you would like to improve upon.
If you could alter your career path, in any way, what would you change?
Do you participate in many social activities with your fellow workers?
If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
What is something you would be happy doing everyday for the rest of your career?
Who is the smartest person you know? Explain your answer.
What is your definition of hard work?
If you could teach me about any topic, unrelated to your career, what would you choose?
What excites you?
What is your ideal work environment?
Give me a recent example of a valuable lesson you learned from a problem you faced at work.
After you implement a solution to a problem, how do you test the effectiveness of that solution?
Tell me about a time when you discovered a problem and went beyond regular expectations to fix it.
Tell me about the most challenging aspect of your previous job. How did you overcome it?
Tell me about a time when your analysis of a problem was deemed to be incorrect. What would you have done differently?
What steps do you take when you have to make an immediate decision without all the relevant information?
What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?
How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your progress?
Tell me about the most challenging problem you have encountered in your professional career.
When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?
In your opinion, what makes you a great problem solver?
How do you prioritize multiple projects when they all seem equally important?
When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?
When you cannot seem to find the right solution to a problem, how do you deal?
When faced with a problem, how do you decide on the best solution?
Tell me about a time when you failed to solve a problem. How did you overcome the failure?
Tell me about a time when you had to troubleshoot to solve a problem.
When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?
When it comes to problem solving, are you a strong collaborator?
What do you think might be the greatest challenges faced in this job? How will you overcome these challenges?
Rate your problem solving skills from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?
When change occurs in the workplace, it can create new problems. Do you see these as inconvenient problems, or opportunities to learn?
Tell me about a time where you had to analyze a set of data and then make a recommendation.
Tell me about a recurring problem that you run into in your current position, and how you handle it.
What steps do you take to solve a problem?
What are your salary expectations?
What is the most amount of money you have ever earned? Why did you leave that position?
Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?
Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
Are you comfortable being paid on a 100% commission basis?
What is your current salary?
How would you prefer to be compensated?
How do you feel about performance incentives?
Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
Will you be willing to take a salary cut?
Describe to me your method of convincing others to see things your way.
Discuss one important decision you made in your last role and the impact that decision had.
Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism? How did you make improvements based on that criticism?
Tell me about a time your former manager or a coworker upset you. What did they do to upset you? How did you handle it?
If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?
Tell me about a time that you had to resolve a conflict between two employees. How did you ensure that a resolution was made without hurt feelings?
Describe a time that you did not fit in. How did you ensure that you found a way to fit in and make yourself comfortable?
Tell me about a time that you naturally took on a leadership role without being asked. Did you enjoy being a leader? Were you happy with the outcome?
What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
Describe to me a time when you made an error at work, and the impact your mistake made. How did you correct the mistake, and what did you learn from it?
Discuss a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty. What did you do? How was it above your normal job requirements?
What would you do if you were made aware of a co-worker being dishonest or stealing from the company?
Tell me about a time that you almost missed a deadline. How did you ensure your project was completed on time?
Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?
Tell me about a time that you were asked to collaborate on a project with a colleague whom you did not necessarily see eye-to-eye with. How did you ensure that you got along well and met your deadline?
How do you handle stress on the job?
Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?
Why were you fired or let go from your last job?
How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team?
What is the worst thing you have heard about our company?
How long have you been looking for a job?
Looking at your resume, I see multiple gaps between employments, what were you doing during those gaps?
Are you applying for any other jobs?
Looking at your resume, you've had a number of job changes, what would make me think that you will stay with our company?
What could your current employer do for you that would have prevented you from looking for a job?
Which parts of your current position brings you the most stress?
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
Tell me about a time when communication became an issue during a team project.
Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?
Give an example of when your team motivated you. How did this gesture enhance your performance?
What qualities do you believe are most valuable for a team lead to possess?
Have you ever had to adapt your work style to fit team objectives?
When have you been on a team project that failed? What did you learn from that experience?
Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?
Tell me about your exposure to team building exercises.
If I were to put you on a team project today, what questions would you have before beginning your work?
Have you experienced difficulties working with a previous manager? How did you handle the difference of opinion?
How do you motivate your fellow team members?
How do you make tough decisions knowing they will affect your entire team?
Tell me about a time there was a serious conflict on your team. How did you resolve it?
How do you handle working in challenging team environments?
Tell me about a time you worked on a team.
Tell me about a time when you accomplished a team goal. Why do you think your team was successful?
Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?
Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?
How do you develop trust among your team in a virtual, or work-from-home, setting?
Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.
What role do you usually take in team projects?
Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?
Briefly walk me through your work history. Please include why you left each position listed on your resume.
Tell me one valuable skill that you are currently working on.
What do you know about this position?
What are the top duties in your current position?
When would you be available to start?
What is the most important thing you are looking for in your next company?
Why are you looking for a new position?
What is your long-range career objective?
Why did you apply for this position?
How many years experience do you have in your field?
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
After reviewing our job description, are there any required skills listed that you feel you are lacking?
You have a few gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?
Where did you find our job posting?
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?
How does this position fit your long-term career plans?
When was the last time you helped out a coworker?
Tell me one thing about yourself that is not on your resume.
Describe a typical work day in your current role.
Are you willing to travel?
What challenges are you looking for in a position?
Are you actively interviewing with other companies? Are you close to offer stage with anyone?
We are quickly moving into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?
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?
How do you feel this position would fit in with your long term career goals?
Our company is looking for a team member with flexible work hours. Are you able and willing to work overtime, as needed?
Tell me more about your post-secondary education. Are you interested in expanding your education, or gaining any other certifications?
Would your current employer be willing to provide a reference for you?
What would you change about your current role, if you could?
What type of manager do you best work with?
What is your long-range career objective?
Why should we hire you?
Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
What would your most recent boss say about you if they were asked to describe your character?
What qualities do you feel make a manager successful?
How has your post-secondary education prepared you for this job?
Have you ever experienced conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
What motivates you?
Tell me about the worst manager you ever had.
What questions do you have for me?
What does greatness, and success, mean to you?
Would you rather lead or follow?
Besides compensation, what do you value the most in the workplace?
Describe yourself in just three words.
Name one suggested area of improvement from your last performance review.
If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?
Why are you looking for a new job?
How do you feel about relocation or substantial amounts of travel?
What do you know about us?
Take a few minutes to bring your resume to life for me.
Why should we not hire you?
Do you consider yourself a team player?
What was one question you didn't want me to ask today?
Do you ever use your sense of humor to diffuse a situation at work?
What is your biggest regret?
What was your least favorite job? Why?
Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person. How did you handle it?
Why do you think you will be successful in this role?
How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?
How much do you think this job should pay?