Job Interview Basics : Personal Questions (continued)
Basically most managers copy their bosses training, style and procedures (or lack thereof). There is little originality in interview questions. The same questions are repeated in interviews ad infinitum. The problem is that once you are hired all your wonderful traits are forgotten. It simply becomes “You had better work your ass off or you will lose your job."
Standard Interview Questions on Personal and Family:
1.) What are your parents' occupations?
2.) Do you live with your parents?
3.) Do you own or rent your home?
4.) How far do you live from this company?
5.) Do you speak a foreign language especially French or Spanish?
6.) How much time do you spend with your family?
7.) In your opinion, what makes a happy marriage?
8.) Who is the boss in your family?
9.) Is your spouse employed? Will there be a conflict ?
10.) What contributed to your divorce? What have you learned from this experience?
11.) Describe your relationship with your children.
12.) What child care arrangements have been made for your children?
13.) Do you keep and follow a personal budget?
14.) Do you balance your chequebook on a regular basis?
15.) Do you own a life insurance policy?
16.) Do you have a savings plan?
17.) Are you in debt?
18.) How large is your visa bill?
19.) Do you pay off your charge card bills every month?
20.) Have you ever been refused a bond?
21.) Do you have a valid driver's license?
22.) Have you ever had a driver's license revoked? Why?
23) Are you a Team Player?
24) You look like a person “on the ball".
Where do you see yourself in time period - 1 year, 2 years etc?
25) How do you see yourself fitting in our organization?