50 Common Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?
  2. Tell me what you know about this company.
  3. Why did you decide to become a (snake charmer)?
  4. What skills or requirements do you think are needed for this job?
  5. What motivates you to do a good job?
  6. Why is customer service so important in business today?
  7. Why should I hire you instead of someone more qualified?
  8. Did you ever have a disagreement with your boss?
  9. Tell me about the toughest boss you ever worked for.
  10. What salary or wage are you looking for?
  11. Tell me about your current (or last) job.
  12. Why are you leaving that job?
  13. What will your manager say when you give notice that you’re leaving?
  14. Did you enjoy school?
  15. In school, which course did you find most difficult?
  16. Did you participate in any school activities?
  17. Do you plan to continue your education?
  18. Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
  19. Last year, how many days of work (or school) did you miss? How many days were you late?
  20. What salary were you paid on your last job?
  21. As a youngster, what did you do to earn your own spending money?
  22. What do you do to relax after work?
  23. Are you at your best when working alone or in a group?
  24. Would you rather be in charge of a project or work as part of the team?
  25. Have you ever been fired from a job?
  26. Tell me about your strengths.
  27. What are your weaknesses?
  28. Tell me about your favorite accomplishment.
  29. Who did you ask to serve as a personal reference and why did you ask them?
  30. What are the three things you look for when considering a new job?
  31. How are you unique?
  32. Tell me how you keep a positive attitude when the job gets stressful?
  33. Please tell me about a time when you had to motivate a coworker.
  34. Can you tell me about a goal you set for yourself?
  35. Describe a problem you faced and how you solve that problem.
  36. If you were told to report to a supervisor who was a woman, a minority, or someone with a physical disability, what problems would this cause for you?
  37. Tell me what would you do if one supervisor told you to do something, and another supervisor told you not to do it?
  38. Tell me about a time when you broke the rules.
  39. Can you tell me about a time when a supervisor was not pleased with your work?
  40. Tell me about a time when you were swamped with work and how you handled it.
  41. Please tell me about a time when you showed initiative at work.
  42. Describe a difficult decision you had to make.
  43. Tell me about a time when you failed.
  44. Describe a time when you had to work with a difficult person.
  45. Please tell me about a time when you were disappointed.
  46. Tell me about a project you worked on.
  47. Tell me where you expect to be 5 years from now.
  48. Are there any questions I didn’t ask, that I should have asked?
  49. Okay, you’ve got one minute to convince me that you’re the best person for this job. Begin.
  50. Do you have any questions for me?