What are some of the most common interview questions?


Writing-wolf-job-interviewOne key step in preparing for interviews is to prepare and practice your replies for common questions. Here are 35 questions that might come up:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why are you leaving your current employer? Or: Why did you leave your last job?
  3. What experience do you have in this field?
  4. What are the top duties you perform in your current position?
  5. What types of decisions do you frequently make?
  6. What is the most important project or suggestion you’ve initiated in your career?
  7. What do co-workers say about you?
  8. What do you know about our company?
  9. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
  10. What have you done to improve your knowledge/skills in the last year?
  11. Are you applying for other jobs?
  12. Why do you want to work for this organization?
  13. Do you know anyone who works for us?
  14. What kind of salary do you expect?
  15. If you had enough money to retire right now, what would you do?
  16. Have you ever been fired?
  17. Why should we hire you?
  18. Tell me about a suggestion you have made that made things better.
  19. What is your greatest strength?
  20. How do you adapt to frequent changes on the job?
  21. What are you looking for in a job?
  22. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
  23. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
  24. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor.
  25. Agree or disagree: Working well under pressure is one of my strengths.
  26. What motivates you?
  27. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
  28. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
  29. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
  30. How do you do at multi-tasking while maintaining the quality of your work?
  31. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
  32. Describe your work ethic.
  33. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job.
  34. What questions do you have?
  35. When can you start?

Some of these questions were written by Wayne D. Ford, Ph.D.