Fundamentals of Interviewing

Here is a list of tough interview questions. Always attempt to answer these questions with an on the job example or experience to support it.

Interview questions to be ready for:

  • Tell me about yourself (Professionally)
  • Why have you decided to change jobs? Why are you looking?
  • Why did you leave your previous position(s)?
  • What motivates you?
  • Describe your ideal job.
  • Describe your ideal manager/supervisor.
  • What salary are you looking for?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What are your short, mid-range and long term goals?
  • How do you react to criticism?
  • What are the most important things you are seeking in a career?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • Site some examples of your ability to be a team player.
  • Why should I hire you?
  • How could you contribute to our organization?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • Why are you interested in working for our organization?
  • What type of a work environment are you seeking?
  • What do you know about the position you are applying for?
  • What do you know about our industry?
  • What are you proudest of in terms of your accomplishments at your present position?
  • What do you think will be the toughest aspects of the job if you were to accept the position?
  • What will be the most enjoyable aspects - the least enjoyable?
  • What do you think your great contribution will be or what aspects of the job or the company do you think you would be able to make your greatest contribution to?
  • What would you do in the first week you are there?