GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR MOST COMMONLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Posted on: 23 November 2010
  • By: Q

Q1 Tell me about yourself ?
Q2 What are your greatest strengths?
Q3 What are your greatest weaknesses?
Q4 Tell me about something you did - or failed to do - that you now feel a little ashamed of.?
Q5 Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position?
Q6 Why should I hire you ?
Q7 Aren't you overqualified for this position?
Q8 Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Q9 Describe your ideal company, location and job.?
Q10 Why do you want to work at our company?
Q11 What are your career options right now?
Q12 Why have you been out of work so long?
Q13 Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)…?
Q14 What good books have you read lately?
Q15 Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized?
Q16 What are your outside interest?
Q17 How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?
Q18 Would you lie for the company?
Q19 Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
Q20 Could you have done better in your last job?
Q21 Can you work under pressure?
Q22 What makes you angry?
Q23 Why aren't you earning more money at this stage of your career?
Q24 Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Q25 What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
Q26 Tell me about the most boring job you've ever had?
Q27 Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
Q28 What changes would you make if you came on board?
Q29 How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
Q30 Are you willing to relocate or travel?

Q31 Do you have the stomach to fire people? Have you had experience firing many people?
Q32 Why have you had so many jobs?
Q33 How could you have improved your career progress?
Q34 May I contact your present employer for a reference?
Q35 Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill…managing ability, etc.)
Q36 Where could you use some improvement?
Q37 What do you worry about?
Q38 How many hours a week do you normally work?
Q39 What's the most difficult part of being a (job title)?
Q40 What was the toughest challenge you've ever faced?
Q41 Have you consider starting your own business?
Q42 What are your goals?
Q43 What do you for when you hire people?
Q44 "The Salary Question" - How much money do you want?
Q45 The Illegal Question
Q46 The "Secret" Illegal Question
Q47 What was the toughest part of your last job?
Q48 How do you define success…and how do you measure up to your own definition?.
Q49 "The Opinion Question" - What do you think about …Abortion…The President…The Death Penalty…(or any other controversial subject)?
Q50 If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
Q51 Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
Q52 Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
Q53 Tell me something negative you've heard about our company?
Q54 On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.?