Basic Interview Questions:

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your weaknesses?
  4. Why do you want this job?
  5. Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  6. What’s your ideal company?
  7. What attracted you to this position?
  8. What were the responsibilities of your last positions?  
  9. What do you know about this industry?   

Behavioral Questions:

  1. Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work. 
  2. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized? 
  3. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it? 
  4. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it? 
  5. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it? 
  6. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it? 
  7. If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
  8. Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job. 
  9. Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them. 

Additional Questions:

  1. What do you look for in terms of culture — structured or entrepreneurial? 
  2. What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?   
  3. If you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?  
  4. Tell me about your proudest achievement.  
  5. What do you think of your previous boss? 
  6. Was there a person in your career who really made a difference? 
  7. What kind of personality do you work best with and why?  
  8. What are three positive character traits you don’t have?  
  9. Who has impacted you most in your career and how? 
  10. What is your biggest regret and why?   
  11. Why did you choose your major?  
  12. What is your greatest achievement outside of work?  
  13. What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?