Possible Interview Questions

Review these questions and practice answering them with a friend so you feel more confident in the interview.

  1. What kind of people do you find it difficult/easy to work with? Why?
  2. What did you like most/least about your last job?
  3. What motivates you? Why?
  4. What makes you an effective supervisor?
  5. What are some of the problems you encountered in your last job? How did you resolve them?
  6. Of all the jobs you have had, which did you find the most/least rewarding? Why?
  7. What has been the most frustrating situation you have encountered in your career to date?
  8. If I were to ask your supervisor to describe your work, what do you think he or she would say?
  9. What does the prospect of this job offer you that you last job did not?
  10. What would you like to avoid in future jobs?
  11. What are the areas in which you require improvement? How would you go about making these improvements?
  12. Please give me some examples of decisions you have made on the job. What were the ramifications of these decisions?
  13. Why are you applying for a position with our company?
  14. What have past employers complimented/criticized you for?
  15. What can you offer our organization?
  16. How does this opening fit in with your career objectives?
  17. What would make you resign from a position with this company?
  18. How do you deal with an employee who is consistently tardy?