There’re frequently asked questions (FAQs) in almost every interview. You must rehearse the answers of those questions. But your answers shouldn’t sound as if it’s ‘canned’ presentation.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”

  1. Tell me about yourself / how would you describe yourself?
  2. What’re your greatest strengths?
  3. What’re your weaknesses or the areas of improvement?
  4. What’re your most important accomplishments?
  5. Why did you pick our company?
  6. How do you handle deadlines?
  7. Why should I hire you?
  8. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  9. What’ve you done that shows initiative?
  10. If you could live your life all over again, what would you do differently?
  11. Describe your ideal job.
  12. What’re your hobbies?
  13. Can you take direction?
  14. What’re the reasons for your success?
  15. What was the hardest decision you ever had to make, and how did you handle it?
  16. Who (or what) has been a major influence on your life?
  17. What do you worry about?
  18. How do you plan your time?
  19. How do you handle rejection?
  20. What don’t you like about your current/previous employer?
  21. What do you know about our company?
  22. I understand you’re working for a really tough firm now. What’s it like?
  23. Can you sell me on our product (or service concept)?
  24. Why did you leave your last job?
  25. What’re some mistakes you’ve made in your previous jobs?
  26. Where else are you applying for a job?
  27. How do you feel about working overtime?
  28. Describe a difficult situation at work and how you handled it.
  29. How do rate your career progress to date?
  30. What’re you looking for in your next job?
  31. How long would you stay with our company?
  32. Why do you want to get into this field?
  33. What kinds of people do you prefer to work with?
  34. Can you tell me about your management style?
  35. How do you operate as a team player?
  36. How do you get along with your current boss?
  37. Why aren’t you making more money at your age?
  38. Where do you want to see yourself in five years’ time?
  39. What can you do for us?
  40. If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
  41. If you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?
  42. What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
  43. What’re three positive character traits you don’t have?
  44. Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?
  45. What’s the most difficult decision you’ve made in the last two years?
  46. If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
  47. What’ your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  48. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  49. What’s your greatest fear?
  50. What’s your personal mission statement?
  51. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
  52. How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
  53. Are you willing to relocate?
  54. What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome?
  55. What kind of goals would you’ve in mind if you got this job?
  56. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
  57. What’s your ideal company?
  58. What attracted you to this company?
  59. What’re you most proud of?
  60. What’re you looking for in terms of career development?
  61. Give examples of ideas you’ve had or implemented.
  62. What’re your lifelong dreams?
  63. What do you ultimately want to become?
  64. How would you describe your work style?
  65. Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
  66. What would be your ideal working situation?
  67. What did you like least about your last job?
  68. What do you think of your previous boss?
  69. Do you’ve any questions for me?
  70. When were you most satisfied in your job?
  71. What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
  72. What’re three positive things your last boss would say about you?
  73. What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
  74. What salary are you seeking?
  75. What’s your salary history?
  76. What were the responsibilities of your last position?
  77. What do you know about this industry?
  78. What do you know about our company? 

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