Sample Interview Questions

Q    Describe yourself.

Q    How do you take challenges?

Q    How do you define failure?

Q    What do you know about the organization?

Q    How do you justify the job?

Q    Why do you want this job?

Q    What does success mean to you?

Q    What are your strengths?

Q    What are your weaknesses?

Q    What do you do in leisure time?

Q    Do you want to ask anything from us?

Q    What are your hobbies?

Q    What kind of person are you?

Q    How do you pursue your hobbies?

Q    What has been your greatest achievement?

Q    What has been your greatest failure?

Q    How did you prepare for this interview?

Q    What are your professional goals for the next 3-5 years?

Q    What do you want to work with this organization?

Q    Where do you see yourself five years down the line?

Q    Tell me about something you did recently that was not part of your job?

Q    Tell me about your educational background?

Q    How have you grown in your current job?

Q    What kinds of skills did you use in your past job?

Q    What are you seeking in your next job?

Q    What type of compliments do you receive from your peers or supervisors?

Q    What happens when two priorities compete for your time?

Q    Can you describe a recent situation in which you accomplished an important objective in a brief period of time?

Q    Are you willing to work in shifts?

Q    What is the thing you like the most in the world? Why?

Q    What is the thing you dislike the most in the world? Why?

Q    What are your salary expectations for this job?

Q    What are the projects you have ever undertaken?

Q    How do you define arrogance? Are you arrogant?

Q    What role are you ready to take in a group?

Q    Who has been an inspiration for you?

Q    What is more important to you money or success?

Q    Rate yourself on a scale of 10.

Q    How do you handle repetitive tasks?

Q    Tell me about the last time you missed a goal or deadline.

Q    How do you keep others informed on work issues?

Q    When was the last time something upset you at work? What did you do?

Q    How do you ensure all of your work gets accomplished in a productive manner?

Q    What was the biggest professional risk you have taken and what was the outcome?

Q    Tell me about the last time you had to work with someone inside or outside of your department to accomplish a goal.

Q    Describe a situation where you were successful in directing the work of others.

Q    Describe a situation when you dealt with a difficult person and how you resolved it.

Q    If your supervisor criticized you unfairly, how did/would you handle it?

Q    What do you expect from this job?

Q    Do you know anyone working with this organization?

Q    What do you like best about what you have learned about this job?

Q    What concerns do you have about this job?

Q    What do you see as your primary qualifications for this job?

Q    Why did you choose _________ as your major/subjects?

Q    Are you willing to travel?

Q    Why are you leaving the organization you work for?

Q    How much time do you need to join the organization?

Q    Are you aggressive?

Q    What makes you a good manager?

Q    What motivates you the most?

Q    What skills and abilities do you have?

Q    Is there anything you want to ask?

Q    If you were hired for this job, what areas would you make an immediate impact?

Q    In what areas do you think you will need guidance?

Q    How will you approach learning this “new” job?

Q    How will you approach acquiring new skill sets?

Q    Describe the most difficult situation you have faced in your career and how you managed it.

Q    Describe some problems you encountered in your most recent position and how you resolved them.

Q    What specific steps do you utilize in solving workplace problems?

Q    What are some of the things that you and your supervisor disagree upon and how do you resolve them?

Q    What do you do when you are pressed for a decision?

Q    In your last job what kinds of pressure did you encounter and how did you react?

Q    What kind of work interests you the most?

Q    What kind of work interests you the least?

Q    How would your references describe you?

Q    Name five characteristics that describe you.

Q    Are you a self-starter? Please provide specific examples.

Q    How does your present position differ from past ones?

Q    What would you like to avoid completely in your next job?

Q    What have you done to prepare yourself to be a supervisor?

Q    How do you motivate employees?

Q    What aspect of supervision do you find the most difficult?

Q    What is the most important quality a supervisor should have?

Q    How do you decide what to delegate and to whom?

Q    Why do you feel we should hire someone with your background?

Q    What two accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?

Q    Why should I hire you?

Q    What makes you better than the other people I’m seeing today?

Q    Give me an example of how you exercised leadership in a recent situation.

Q    Tell me about a time when you were held accountable for a problem that you hadn’t caused.

Q    Think about the changes you have seen and tell me how you handle change.

Q    Tell me about a decision you made recently and how you reached it.

Q    What do you think makes a good manager?

Q    Why did you leave your past jobs?

Q    How did you become interested in this field/industry?

Q    Why did you select the _______University/College?

Q    If you could do it all over again, how would you plan your academic studies differently?

Q    Assuming that you could do anything you wanted, what would you really like to do in life?

Q    How do you determine or evaluate success?

Q    Who is your hero? Why?





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