Common Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What interest you most about working for this company?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?
  5. What were your major contributions to your last job?
  6. Can you give us personal references?
  7. What are your greatest career accomplishments?
  8. Do you like to manage people? What is your management style?
  9. If you could choose any company to work for, for whom would you work?
  10. What interest you most about this job?
  11. What are your professional career goals?
  12. What did you like about your last job?
  13. Are you willing to travel?
  14. Will you be able to relocate?
  15. What did you like least about your last job?
  16. Why have you changed jobs so frequently?
  17. What would other people say about your work?
  18. May we contact your last employer?
  19. Have you been responsible for making hiring decisions?
  20. Can you delegate responsibility? Give an example.
  21. Have you ever fired anyone?
  22. What do you look for in an employee?
  23. Why are you interested in a job with our company?
  24. Do you have any questions about the company or the job?
  25. How do you work under pressure or tight deadline? Give an example.
  26. How do you feel about working with a team? Do you prefer to work independently?
  27. Are you willing to take a drug test if the job requires it?
  28. What are your short/long term goals?
  29. How has you attendance been in you jobs?
  30. How do you deal with conflict?
  31. What do you think makes a good employee?
  32. What kind of salary do you need?
  33. How long will it take you to make a contribution to our company?

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