Questions to Expect

  1. Relax and tell me a little about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to work as a ...?
  3. What skills does this job require?
  4. What qualifications do you have?
  5. Tell me about my company.
  6. Why do you want to work for us?
  7. How did you learn about us?
  8. How many other companies have you approached?
  9. How many employers have you worked for during the last five years?
  10. You seem to switch jobs a lot. Why?
  11. How long do you plan to work here?
  12. Tell me about your current (or last) job.
  13. Why are you leaving that job?
  14. Are you planning to give notice that you’re leaving for another job?
  15. What will your manager say when you give notice that you’re leaving?
  16. What did you like most about that job?
  17. What would you change about that job?
  18. Did you ever have a disagreement with a boss? Why? Why not?
  19. Tell me about your education or training.
  20. Did you enjoy school?
  21. Which course did you find most difficult? Why?
  22. Did you join any school activities? Why?
  23. How were your grades in math? English?
  24. Do you plan to continue your education?
  25. What do you do to relax after work?
  26. What do you plan to be doing for work five years from today?
  27. What salary do you expect to be earning five years from today?
  28. When do you hope to retire?
  29. Give an example of any major problem you faced and how you solved it.
  30. In your lifetime, what was your greatest accomplishment? What did you learn from it?
  31. What was your greatest failure? What did you learn from it?
  32. What is your greatest weakness?
  33. Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
  34. Do you have a drug or alcohol problem?
  35. Last year, how many days of work (or school) did you miss? How many days were you late?
  36. What motivates you to do a good job?
  37. Are you at your best when working alone or in a group?
  38. Would you rather be in charge of a project or work as part of the team? Why?
  39. As a youngster, what did you do to earn your own spending money?
  40. What would you do if one supervisor told you to do something now and another supervisor told you to do it later?
  41. Give me two reasons why I should NOT hire you?
  42. Who are your heroes? Why?
  43. What do you like most about yourself? Least?
  44. If you were told to report to a supervisor who was a woman, a minority, or handicapped, what problems would this cause for you?
  45. What salary were you paid on your last job?
  46. What kind of salary are you looking for today?
  47. In your last job, how much overtime did you average each week?
  48. Have you ever been fired from a job? Why?
  49. If you could be an animal, which would it be and why?
  50. Do you have any questions for me?