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Job Interview Questions & Answers

Question 1 – Tell Me About Yourself.

Question 2 – Why do you want to join this company?

Question 3 – Why have you been out of work for so long?

Question 4 – Describe yourself to me in one word.

Question 5 – What have you been doing since you have been laid off?

Question 6 – Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job or Role?

Question 7 – Tell me about a time when you failed.

Question 8 – Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult situation with a co-worker.

Question 9 – What is the thing you wish you had done better?

Question 10 – How was your working relationship with your previous supervisor?

Question 11 – What would you do first at this job?

Question 12 – How do you deal with difficult customers?

Question 13 – How do I know you still have fire in the belly to do this job?

Question 14 – What will you contribute to this job?

Question 15 – But you don’t have enough experience?

Question 16 – What questions do you have for us?

Question 17 – Are you willing to relocate?

Question 18 – What salary are you looking for?

Question 19 - Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Question 20 - What do you hope to accomplish at this job?

Question 21 – Why did you leave your last position?

Question 22 – What do you consider your most significant accomplishment?

Question 23 – What do you wish you’d done better?

Question 24 – What was your least favorite part of your last job?

Question 25 – What are your workplace values?

Question 26 – If you were a tree, what kind of a tree would you be?

Question 27 – What are your hobbies?

Question 28 – What motivates you?

Question 29 – Do you prefer working in a team or alone?

Question 30 – What’s your greatest weakness?

Question 31 – Why should we give you the job over the other candidates?

Question 32 – Why would you accept a lesser salary than what you made before?

Question 33 – What is your least favorite managerial task?

Question 34 – What you can do to make this company better.

Question 35 – What is your ideal job?

Question 36 – Describe a time when you were criticized?

Question 37 – What have you learned from your mistakes?

Question 38 – How do you deal with stressful situations?

Question 39 – Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss about the way something was handled.

Question 40 – Describe a time when your workload was really heavy and how you handled it.

Question 41 – Why do you have a big gap in your job history?

Question 42 – Why have you changed jobs so frequently?

Question 43 – Why did you take a job outside your career path?

Question 44 – What were your responsibilities in your last job?

Question 45 – Why do you want to switch from an academic field to business/industry?

Question 46 – How much money do or did you make?

Question 47 – What are your salary expectations?

Question 48 – What did you earn at your last job?

Question 49 – Why would you accept a lesser salary than what you made before?

Question 50 – What salary are you looking for?


About the teacher

Peggy McKee

Peggy McKee is an expert resource and a dedicated advocate for job seekers. Known as the Sales Recruiter from Career Confidential, her years of experience as a nationally-known recruiter for sales and marketing jobs give her a unique perspective and advantage in developing the tools and strategies that help job seekers stand head and shoulders above the competition. Peggy has been named #1 on the list of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters by HR Examiner, and has been quoted in articles from CNN, CAP TODAY, Yahoo!HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner.