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Common Interview Questions

These are some of the most commonly asked questions:

Put some thought into your answers and practice them before your interview!

  • What are the responsibilities of your current or previous position?
  • What do you know about this industry?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
  • What is your most significant accomplishment?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • Why do you think you would like to work for our company?
  • If it were your first day, what would you say to the associates you will be working with?
  • What have you done to overcome major obstacles in your life?
  • Are you willing to relocate?
  • How would you describe your work style?
  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why do you think we should hire you for this job?
  • How do you define success?
  • What was the last book you read?
  • What area of this job would you find most difficult?
  • What leadership/supervisory roles have your held?
  • What is your weakness?
  • What is your strength?
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
  • What has been your greatest crisis? How did you solve it?
  • What person has had the greatest influence on you? Why?
  • What do you like best about your job/school? What do you like least?
  • How has college prepared you for this career?
  • Describe your ideal job.
  • Why did you choose this particular field of work?
  • What have you done that shows initiative?
  • In what areas of the job would you expect to be most successful? Least?
  • What do you see yourself doing in five or 10 years?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • What frustrates you?
  • Describe a situation with an irate customer and how you handled it?
  • What aspect of this job do you consider most crucial ?
  • What are your long-range career objectives and how do you plan to achieve them?
  • How do think a friend would describe you?
  • What motivates you?
  • How many hours a week do you need to work to get the job done?
  • How do you work under pressure?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  • Tell me about other jobs you've had. In hindsight, how could you have improved your performance?
  • What makes a good supervisor?
  • What skills do you want to improve?
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