The following are some of the most common questions to expect from an interviewer:
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
How did you hear about this position?
Why are you interested in working for us?
Where do you see yourself in 5 (or 10) years?
Why do you want to leave your current company? (Why did you leave your last employer?) (Why are you looking for a new job?)
Explain the gap in your employment between [date1] and [date2]?
What’s your availability?
Would you work 40+ hours a week?
Would you work holidays/weekends if asked to do so?
Are you willing to relocate if asked to do so?
Are you willing to travel for this role? (Do you have reliable transportation?)
What are your salary or wage level requirements?
Discuss your resume. (Provide me with an overview of your career to-date.)
Discuss your educational background.
Describe yourself. (How would others you’ve worked with describe you?)
Tell me about a challenge or difficult situation you experienced at work, and describe how you resolved that issue.
Why should we hire you? (What can you offer us that another candidate cannot?)
Tell me about an accomplishment of which you are most proud.
What are 3 things that your former supervisor would say that you need to improve?
Tell me about a time you made a mistake, and what you did you correct or prevent that in the future.
How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
What are your career goals?
What motivates you? (What gets you up in the morning?)
What is your dream job? Why?
What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?
Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
What was your biggest failure?
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.
How do you handle pressure?
What makes you uncomfortable?
What are some of your leadership experiences / What is your leadership style?
How would you fire someone?
What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?
What was the last book you read for fun? (What are your hobbies?)
What questions haven’t I asked you?
What questions do you have for me?
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