Good Answers to 100 Commonly Asked
Job Interview Questions

1:    Tell me about yourself.
2:    Where do you see yourself in five years?
3:    Are you willing to relocate?
4:    Are you willing to travel?
5:    Are you willing to work overtime?
6:    What book are you currently reading?
7:    What is the last movie that you saw?
8:    What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
9:    What do you like to watch on television?
10:  What jobs did you have as a teenager?
11:   Who are your references?
12:   May I contact your references?
13:   Will you take a lie-detector test?
14:   How do you feel about air travel?
15:   Have you ever owned your own business?
16:   How is your health?
17:   What do you do to maintain your health?
18:   Do you have any physical problems that limit your abilities?
19:   What organizations are you a member of?
20:   How do you balance career and family?
21:   What is your greatest strength? 
22:   What is your greatest weakness?
23:   Do you work better alone or as part of a team?
24:    Do you consider yourself to be organized? Manage time well?
25:    Are you a risk-taker?
26.    Are you a self-starter? 
27:    How do you react to criticism from supervisors?
28:    How well do you handle change?
29:    Are you opposed to doing a lot of routine work?
30:    How do you resolve disputes with co-workers ?
31:    What would you do if a supervisor asked you to do something wrong?
32:    What types of people do you have trouble getting along with?
33:    Why should we hire you?
34:    What reference books do you use at work?
35:    Have you ever held a position that wasn't right for you?
36:    What is your most significant career accomplishment?
37:    Are you comfortable working for a large company?
38:    Are you comfortable working for a small company?
39:    Why have you changed jobs so frequently?
40:    Tell me what you do on a typical day at work.
41:    Why do you want to leave your present employer?
42:    What did your last supervisor criticize most about your performance?
43:    Have you ever been fired or asked to resign?
44:    Who was your favorite boss and why?  Who was your least favorite boss?
45:    How could you improve your relationship with your least favorite boss?
46:    What is the most foolish thing you've ever done?
47:    Have any of your past employers refused to give you a reference?
48:    Aren't you overqualified for this job?
49:    What salary are you expecting?
50:    Why should we pay you the salary you're requesting?
51:    What do you know about our company?
52:    Why do you want this position?
53:    Why do you want to work for this company?
54:    When can you start?
55:    What is your commitment to this job?
56:    How long do you think you will work for us?
57:    Do you anticipate problems or just react to them?
58:    How do you handle (resolve) problems with co-workers?
59:    Are you considering offers from other employers?
60:    Is there anything else about you I should know?
61:    What have you heard about our company that you don't like?
62:    What aspect of this job appeals to you the least?
63:    How will you handle the parts of this job you like the least?
64:    What are you looking for in your next job?
65:    What did you do at your current (or last) job that increased profit, reduced
        expenses, or improved efficiency?
66:    Do you know who our major competitors are?
67:    How long have you been searching for a job?  Why haven't you received a
       job offer?  Why have you been unemployed for so long?
68:    What previously held job do you consider to be your favorite and why?
69:    Would you choose the same career if you could start over again?
70:    Why have you stayed with the same employer for so long?
71:    Why are there gaps in your employment history?
72:    Would your present employer be surprised to know you're job hunting?
73:    How would your co-workers describe you?
74:    Do you have any questions?

Job Interview Questions and Answers for Managers

75:  Have you ever fired anyone?
76:  How do you motivate employees?
77:  What is your management philosophy?
78:  What type of management style do you believe is most effective?
79:  What experiences have influenced your management style?
80:  Who have you patterned your management style after?

Job Interview Questions and Answers for College Students and Recent College Graduates

81:  Why did you decide to attend X College?  Are you happy with your choice?
82:  What factors did you consider in choosing your major?
83:  What is your GPA?  Do you feel it reflects your true abilities?
84:  How has your schooling (internships) prepared you for this position?
85:  If you had it to do over again, would you choose the same major?
86:  What was your favorite course in college and why?
87:  How did your college experience change you?
88:  Do you intend to further your education?
89:  Why were your grades not very good in school?
90:  Why didn't you participate in internship programs while in school?
91:  Why are you applying for a job unrelated to your internship experiences?
92:  Why are you applying for a job not related to your degree?
93:  What extracurricular activities did you participate in?

Illegal Job Interview Questions and Sample Answers

94:   How old are you?
95:   Are you married or single (separated or divorced)?
96:   How many children do you have?
97:   Are you planning to have (more) children?
98:   What is your religion?
99:   Have you ever been arrested?
100: What is your nationality?


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