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50+ Common Interview Questions to Study

Questions About You

  1. Can you tell me about yourself?

  2. How would your colleagues describe you?

  3. What interests you about this role?

  4. What are your greatest strengths?

  5. What are you greatest weaknesses?

  6. What does customer service mean to you?

  7. How do you define set goals?

  8. Are you willing to travel?

  9. What qualities make a good leader?

  10. What do you know about our company?

  11. What was your most recent performance review like?

  12. What makes you uncomfortable?

  13. Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?

  14. Can you walk us through your resume?

  15. How do you adapt to new situations?

  16. What style of management works best for you?

  17. What is your greatest personal or professional achievement?

  18. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  19. Describe your top three technical skills?

  20. Who are your heroes?

  21. How do you want to improve yourself in the upcoming year?

  22. How do you go about managing multiple tasks?

Questions About Leaving Your Job

  1. Why are you leaving your current job?

  2. Can you explain these gaps in your resume?

  3. Why are you changing careers?

  4. What did you like most about your last job? What did you like the least?

Questions About Salary

  1. What is your salary expectation?

  2. What did you make at your last job?

  3. What kinds of benefits did your last job offer?

Questions About the Company

  1. What do you know about this company?

  2. Have you used our products?

  3. How did you hear about this job?

  4. Who are our competitors?

  5. What do you know about our industry?

  6. Why do you want to work here?

Behavioral Interview Questions

  1. Describe a time when your boss was wrong. How did you handle the situation?

  2. What was the last project you led and what was the outcome?

  3. Describe a time you went above and beyond at work.

  4. Tell me about the last mistake you made and what you did to fix it.

  5. What do you want to accomplish in the first 30 days of this job?

  6. Describe a time when you had to give a person difficult feedback.

  7. Describe a time when you disagreed with your boss. How did you handle the situation?

  8. Tell me about how you dealt with a difficult coworker in the workplace.

  9. How do you handle conflicts at work?

  10. What has been the most rewarding experience of your career thus far?

  11. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?

  12. How would you deal with a coworker who is not holding up their weight at work?

  13. Describe a time you went out of your way to help a client.

  14. Describe a time when your work was criticized? How did you handle it?

  15. Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.

  16. Give an example of how you set goals.

  17. What do you do if you disagree with someone at work?

  18. Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. How did you solve the issue?

  19. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?

  20. Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it.


  1. Why do they make manhole covers round?

  2. You need to measure out four gallons, but you only have a three-gallon jug and a five-gallon jug. How do you measure out four gallons exactly?

  3. Which is more important, creativity or efficiency?

  4. Teach me something new in five minutes.

  5. If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?

  6. Is it better to be good and on time or perfect and late with your work?

  7. How many times per day do a clock’s hands overlap?

  8. How many ping pong balls can you fit inside a Boeing 747?

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