25 Most Common Interview Questions
Are you preparing for the interview of your life?
The following questions will prepare you to handle the interview with class and style. Answer each question to the best of your ability and review the document when you’re done. Search for inconsistencies or vague answers and correct where necessary. Put yourself in the interviewer’s position and try to gauge what their impression would be of your response. This exercise will inoculate you to the new experience and enable you to avoid unnecessary mistakes or the dreaded, “I wish I would have said that differently” next day thinking. At first impression, you might think this is a waste of time or you don’t have the time to do this, but this type of exercise is what separates those who get the job offer and those who have more time to do other things.
What are you looking for ideally in a job?
Tell me about how you got to where you are.
We have a number of very talented applicants for this position. Why should we select you?
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
In what area do you feel you need personal and professional development?
Why did you major in X?
Why are you leaving X company?
Tell me about a specific project you recently worked on.
If I talked to your manager, what would that person tell me about you?
What interest you about this job at this company?
What did you learn from one of the projects that you worked on that failed?
you could recreate one cultural aspect from a previous employer and bring it here, what would it be?
Describe your “wow factor” to me.
Have you acquired a reputation for anything in your work?
What competencies would you like us to help you develop?
What leader do you admire most? Why? What have you learned from that person?
What have you accomplishments been in your current role?
What are your career aspirations in both the short term and the long term?
What influenced you to pursue a career in your particular area of expertise?
Why is this position your next right move?
Tell me about the qualifications and experiences/ skills you can bring to this organization that will add value.
Why did you go to X College?
What is motivating you to consider another position?
Explain to me a situation in which your business and personal ethics were challenged. Describe how you responded to it.
Describe your leadership style.
Questions above are the 25 most commonly used questions by Fortune 500 companies during the interview process and the questions were extracted from “Get the Interview Every Time” by Brenda Greene
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