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Sample Interview Questions

Questions Employers May Ask

  • Why do you want to work here?
  • Why do you want to work in this professional field?
  • What are your professional goals?
  • Describe a situation when you were a team player.
  • What does success mean to you?
  • Tell me about your greatest achievement in life.
  • Describe a time when you were motivated to accomplish a difficult task.
  • Talk about a time that you took a leadership role.
  • What did you like best/least about your last position?
  • What happened the last time you made a suggestion to management?
  • Would you have any weaknesses if you worked in this position?
  • Would you be willing to work in other parts of the country? At night? Overtime?
  • Is there anything else about you that I should know?

Questions to Ask Potential Employers

  • What are your expectations for new hires?
  • Could you describe a typical first-year assignment?
  • Tell me about initial and future training programs.
  • What are some of the typical career paths followed by others who have been in this position?
  • How would you evaluate me as an employee?
  • Why is this position open?
  • What are the company's plans for future growth?
  • Tell me about my prospective supervisor.
  • What problems do you hope to have solved by the person you hire for this job?
  • What are your company's strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why did you join and stay with the company?