The most common interview questions
Getting prepped for an interview? Make sure your interview checklist includes common interview questions. Your hiring manager probably won’t ask all of these (at least, we hope not), but there’s a good chance you’ll be asked some of these questions. Preparing for various behavioural, situational and technical questions will help you stand out and impress your future boss.
90 Common Interview questions:
- Tell us about yourself.
- Can you walk me through your resume?
- Why are you interested in the position?
- How do you like to be managed?
- What is your biggest weakness?
- What do you consider one of your greatest strengths?
- How do you manage conflict with colleagues?
- What do you plan to accomplish in the first 30, 60 and 90 days?
- Why are you leaving your current job?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- How have you changed or grown over the last 5 years?
- Why do you want to work for the company?
- How do you keep your skills current?
- What is your greatest personal achievement?
- Tell us about a challenge or conflict you experienced in the workplace and how did you deal with it?
- If hired, what are you goals for this position?
- How do you see yourself growing in this position?
- What’s a time you disagreed with a decision made at work?
- Describe a time you made a mistake.
- What is your work style?
- Describe your ideal working relationship with a supervisor/manager/employer?
- How do you handle working with people with different personalities than yourself?
- How would past colleagues describe you?
- What is your personal brand?
- What do you like least and most about this industry?
- How would you respond if you knew you were right in a particular situation but your colleagues disagreed with you?
- What’s a difficult decision you’ve had to make? How did you handle it?
- What motivates you?
- Tell us about a rewarding team experience?
- How do you like to be recognized for a job well done?
- How do you handle disappointment at work?
- Why are you the right person for this job?
- How would your co-workers describe your personality?
- What skills have you learned from your previous job that could be applied here?
- Describe a time you worked with someone you didn’t get along with?
- What should we know that’s not on your resume?
- If a deadline for a project got moved to a closer date how would you prioritize your time between projects?
- What do you look for in a leader?
- Tell us about a time you failed and how you dealt with that?
- What are your hobbies?
- What do you consider to be one of your greatest professional accomplishments?
- Why should we hire you?
- How do you stay up to date on your technical certifications and skills?
- What can you bring to this company?
- What makes you unique from other candidates?
- Do you prefer working in a team or alone?
- How did you hear about this position?
- Do you work on any tech projects in your spare time? If so tell us about your most recent project.
- How do you see technological advances impacting your position in the future?
- What kind of work environment do you like best?
- Tell us a time you worked effectively under pressure?
- What is the one thing you absolutely need to be productive in your work environment?
- Do you work well with other people?
- Tell us a time you went above the call of duty at work?
- How do you prioritize work when you have multiple tight deadlines?
- How do you deal with high pressure situations?
- What do you think our company could do better?
- How do you best like receiving feedback?
- What would you do if you misunderstood something or weren’t sure about a particular task?
- How do you evaluate success?
- You know a colleague has made a mistake at work. You believe you’re the only one who’s noticed. What would you do?
- Can you share your experiences working with a diverse team?
- What would you do if your employer was doing something unethical or illegal?
- What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
- How do you keep up to date with industry trends?
- What is the most important thing you are looking for in a new job?
- What was your last project that you led and what was the outcome?
- What do you know about our organization?
- Are you interviewing with other companies?
- What will you miss about your last or current job?
- How does this position fit into your career aspirations?
- What aspect of this position most appeals to you?
- How do you prevent or minimize miscommunication at work?
- What are your salary requirements?
- What are you passionate about?
- What is your dream job?
- What qualities do you believe make an effective project or team leader?
- Have you ever been on a team where someone wasn’t pulling their weight? How did you handle it?
- What is your preferred communication method?
- How do you handle success?
- What is the best way for employers to motivate their staff?
- What do you consider to be the biggest issue in the tech world today?
- Can you explain this gap in your employment?
- What’s a fact about you that surprises people?
- How would co-workers describe the contributions you make?
- What do you feel were your last bosses strengths and weaknesses?
- How do you achieve your goals?
- Is there anything else you would like us to know?
- Do you have any questions for us?
When answering any interview question, the goal is to make a lasting and memorable impression. Everything you say and do counts, so be honest, put your best foot forward and remember everyone makes mistakes.
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