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Here is a handy list of popular job interview questions for preparing rebuttles and responses
  • Why do you want this job?
  • How long do you plan to stay with this company?
  • Tell me about yourself
  • Why do you move every few years?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • When do you plan to retire?
  • What is your major achievement?
  • What will you do in retirement?
  • What do you consider yourself good at doing?
  • What training courses have you been on?
  • What sort of person are you?
  • What training have you had for this job?
  • What are your strengths?
  • On what do you spend your disposable income?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What would be your major contribution to this job?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • How do you get the best out of people?
  • How would you approach this job?
  • Which of your jobs has given you the greatest satisfaction?
  • How would you get things done?
  • How do you manage your staff?
  • How do you respond under stress? Example.
  • What do you look for in a manager?
  • How will you cope with the travel/negotiation/stress of this job?
  • What do you look for in a subordinate?
  • How do you decide on your objectives?
  • What support will you need to do this job?
  • How do you manage your day?
  • What will you look forward to in this job?
  • What interests you most in your work?
  • What sort of a person are you socially?
  • What have you read recently that has taken your interest?
  • What do you see as the major problems facing this company?
  • What sort of things do you like to delegate?
  • How did you get into this line of work?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • What other plans do you have for your next job?
  • In what environment do you work best?
  • What aspects of this job would you delegate?
  • How did you change your last job?
  • What makes you think you can be successful with us?
  • What motivates you?
  • What are the major influences that encourage you to take a job?
  • If you could change your current job how would you do it?
  • How does the job sound to you?
  • How have you changed over the last five years?
  • What questions do you have for us?
  • Where do you see yourself going in the next five years?
  • Have you been coached in interview skills?
  • Describe a time when you felt you were going well.
  • What will be your key target in this job?
  • Describe a time when you thought things were not going well.
  • What would your colleagues say about you?
  • How would your boss describe you at work?
  • How do you work in a team?
  • Describe your ideal work environment.
  • Why were you out of work so long.
  • Tell me about a time when you successfully managed a difficult situation at work.
  • Why were you let go/redundant/fired?
  • If we asked you for a reference what would it say about you.
  • When were you most happy at work?
  • Describe a difficult situation and what you did about it.
  • What sort of salary are you expecting?
  • Who are you working best with now? Why?
  • What do you think is your market value?
  • Who are you finding it difficult to work with now?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is your work to you? Why?
  • How did you get your last job?
  • Why were you transferred/promoted?
  • Do you like to work in a team or on your own?
  • On holiday, what do you miss most about your work?
  • What do you like best about your present job?
  • Given a choice what would you leave till last in your work?
  • What do you like best about your present organisation?
  • What did you learn in that job?
  • What do you think you can bring to this position?
  • What did you learn from that organisations approach?
  • What can you offer this company?
  • How did that job influence your career?
  • How do you see this job developing?
  • If you didn't have to work what would you do?
  • You seem not to have too much experience in xxxx?
  • Given the achievements on your CV why is your salary so low?
  • We usually prefer younger/older candidates.
  • You seem under/over qualified for this job.
  • What will you do if you don't get this job?
  • Why did you leave xxxx?
  • What other job have you applied for recently?
  • Why are you dissatisfied with your present job?
  • How could your boss improve his/her management?
  • Why are you considering leaving your present job?
  • What decisions do you find easy to make?
  • Why have you stayed so long/short a time at your present job?
  • What decisions do you find difficult to make?
  • How does this job fit into your career path?


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