Basic Job Interview Tips
The Typical Job Interview
What Happens During the Job Interview
How to Prepare for the Job Interview
Topics to Research Before the Job Interview
Illegal Job Interview Questions
Questions to Ask the Job Interviewer
The Post Job Interview Letter
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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