Top 10 Interview Questions 1. What is your greatest strength? - 2. What is your greatest weakness? - 3. How do you handle stress and pressure? - 4. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. – 5. How do you evaluate success? - 6. Why are you leaving or have left your job? - 7. Why do you want this job? - 8. Why should we hire you? - 9. What are your goals for the future? - 10. Tell me about yourself. - Name of company, position title and description, dates of employment. What were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met? What were your starting and final levels of compensation? - What were your responsibilities? – What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them? What have you learned from your mistakes? - What did you like or dislike about your previous job? - Which was most / least rewarding? - What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position? Questions about your supervisors and co-workers. - What was it like working for your supervisor? - What do you expect from a supervisor? - What problems have you encountered at work? - Who was your best boss and who was the worst? - Why are you leaving your job? - Why did you resign? - Why did you quit your job? - What have you been doing since your last job? Why were you fired? Job Interview Questions About You What is your greatest weakness? - What is your greatest strength? - How will your greatest strength help you perform? How would you describe yourself? - Describe a typical work week. – Do you take work home with you? - How many hours do you normally work? - How would you describe the pace at which you work? - How do you handle stress and pressure? - What motivates you? - Are you a self motivator? What are your salary expectations? What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make? Tell me about yourself. What has been the greatest disappointment in your life? - What are you passionate about? - What are your pet peeves? - What do people most often criticize about you? - When was the last time you were angry? What happened? - If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do differently? - If the people who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would they say? Do you prefer to work independently or on a team? Give some examples of teamwork. More teamwork interview questions. What type of work environment do you prefer? How do you evaluate success? If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it? - Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it. - More job interview questions about your abilities. - More job interview questions about you. - Job Interview Questions About the New Job and the Company What interests you about this job? - Why do you want this job? - What applicable attributes / experience do you have? - Are you overqualified for this job? - What can you do for this company? Why should we hire you? Why are you the best person for the job? What do you know about this company? Why do you want to work here? - What challenges are you looking for in a position? What can you contribute to this company? - Are you willing to travel? - What is good customer service? - Is there anything I haven't told you about the job or company that you would like to know? - Interview Questions: The Future What are you looking for in your next job? What is important to you? – What are your goals for the next five years / ten years? - How do you plan to achieve those goals? - What are your salary requirements - both short-term and long-term? Questions about your career goals. - What will you do if you don't get this position? - Behavioral Interview Questions In addition to being ready to answer these standard questions, prepare for behavior based interview questions. This is based on the premise that a candidate's past performance is the best predictor of future performance. You will you need to be prepared to provide detailed responses including specific examples of your work experiences. Review examples of behavioral interview questions. Behavioral Interview Question Samples Give an example of an occasion when you used logic to solve a problem. Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it. Give an an example of a goal you didn't meet and how you handled it. Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it. Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure. How do you handle a challenge? Have you been in a situation where you didn't have enough work to do? Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it? Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it. Did you every make a risky decision? Why? How did you handle it? Did you ever postpone making a decision? Why? Have you ever dealt with company policy you weren't in agreement with? How? Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? If so, how? When you worked on multiple projects how did you prioritize? How did you handle meeting a tight deadline? Give an example of how you set goals and achieve them. Did you ever not meet your goals? Why? What do you do when your schedule is interrupted? Give an example of how you handle it. Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren't thrilled about? How did you do it? Give an example of how you worked on team. Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How? What do you do if you disagree with a co-worker? Share an example of how you were able to motivate employees or co- workers. Do you listen? Give an example of when you did or when you didn't listen. Have you handled a difficult situation with a supervisor? How? Have you handled a difficult situation with another department? How? Have you handled a difficult situation with a client or vendor? How? What do you do if you disagree with your boss?