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Tell me about yourself.
What are your current professional goals?
Describe your work style.
What are your top 3 skills?
What gets you up and excited on Monday morning?
What's your ideal workplace?
What were your responsibilities in your last job?
Are you good at delegating tasks?
Describe your best boss and your worst boss.
What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
How did you hear about us?
Walk me through your resume.
Give me an example of when you have done a great job in the past.
Do you have any questions for me?
Tell me about your greatest professional accomplishment.
Tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it.
Describe three areas where you want to improve, and why.
Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult or disruptive person. It may be a client, manager, or coworker. How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome?
What would you do if you were given a difficult task to complete in an unrealistic time frame?
What are your salary requirements?
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? Why?
If a coworker comes to you with an enthusiastic but unrealistic request, how do you respond?
What are your drivers? What motivates you?
Tell me about a successful project you were involved in. What was your role? What was the result?
If you were the CEO, what are the first three things you would check about the business when you wake up?
Tell me about the most fun job you ever had.
Describe the most exciting project or team you ever worked on.
Tell me about a time you had a conflict at work. How did you handle it? What have you learned?
Tell me about a time when you had limited resources and were able to produce outstanding results.
Describe the most challenging work problem you faced in your last job.
Walk me through a scenario of a process you invented or improved.
Tell me about a time when you had to adjust to a colleague's working style to complete a project or task successfully.
Describe a situation when working with others produced more successful results than if you had completed the project on your own.
Tell me about a time when you competed with a coworker.
Recount a time when you worked with a colleague who was not doing their share of the work. How did you handle it?
Describe a situation where you've had to deliver bad news to a customer, or your boss.
Tell me about a time when you've resolved a problem for a frustrated customer.
Tell me about a time when you went out of your way to satisfy a customer. What was the outcome?
Explain a time when you've had to deliver tough feedback to a colleague.
Tell me about a time when you delivered work results to your manager. How did they respond?
Tell me about a time when you had to get someone else to see things your way.
Describe a time when you resolved a conflict with a colleague in your past role.
Name a time you had to convince someone to do something they did not want to do.
Describe a time when you had to delegate work to others.
We all get overwhelmed or distracted sometimes. Explain how you kept your work organized in your last role.
Tell me about a time when you had multiple competing deadlines and how you managed them.
Describe a time when you had to learn a new process or skill.
Tell me about a time when you had to pivot away from a current task to address an urgent situation.
Tell me about a time when you dealt with ambiguity or uncertainty.
Tell me about a stressful situation and how you dealt with it.
What did you do in your last role when your workload was enormous?
Tell me how you set goals and monitored progress in your last position.
What did you do in your last role if you thought that you might fall short of hitting a goal?
Tell me about a time when you were given little direction on a job assignment and how you were able to complete it.
Describe a situation in which you exceeded requirements.
Are you a process-oriented person, or a goal-oriented person?
Describe a time when you had to train someone.
Tell me about a time you had a poorly performing team member.
What type of industry would you see yourself in?
How would you handle a customer with difficult behavior?
What is your ideal work environment?
What are your long-term goals?
Have you ever had a problem with another team member that you were working with? If so, how did you handle it?
Describe a time you went above and beyond for a customer.
If you were a musician, what would the name of your debut album be?
Do you have any hobbies?
If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be? Why?
What is your favorite movie? What do you like about it?
Explain to me what has happened in this country during the last ten years.
Let's talk about books. I personally like reading. That includes professional and educational books, and some fiction as well. And how about you?
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first? Why?
Just entertain me for five minutes, I'm not going to talk.
Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
What is your favorite food?
What would you do if you inherit a pizzeria from your uncle?
If I gave you $40,000 to start a business, what would you start?
If you were a brand, what would be your motto?
If you had $2,000, how would you double it in 24 hours?
How would you describe your potential? What are you capable of, given the right environment?
What is more important: to be the best, or to be on good terms with everyone?
How would you cure world hunger?
What are your favorite productivity tools? Describe how you use them.
Describe a time you had to apply your skills to something you had never done before.
What are your strengths? How do they help you adapt to new situations and tasks? Give an example.
Give me an example when you engaged in something new to you and succeeded at it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What is your greatest weakness?
Why did you leave your last job?
What do you expect to achieve in your first 3 months on the new job?
Working in a team, or by yourself - what is your preference?
What challenges are you looking for in this position?
What experience do you have in this field?
Have you ever suggested an improvement that was successfully implemented?
What would your previous coworkers or clients tell me about you?
What did you like or dislike about your last job?
What types of people do you find it difficult to get along with?
How do you deal with working under pressure?
What did you do to improve your knowledge in the last year?
What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
Describe your dream job.
Tell me about a time when you had any issues with your previous boss.
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
What are the most difficult decisions to make?
How would you know you are successful in your job?
How are you going to achieve your goals?
What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
Are you willing to relocate?
What was the biggest mistake you made in your most recent job? How did you handle it?
Why were you successful in your last role? Give a supporting example.
Give me examples of how you have worked successfully both alone and in a team.
What skills are you looking to develop on your next job? Why?
Describe a time when you put your needs aside to help a coworker understand a task. How did you assist him or her? What was the result?
Describe a project that required coordination of a number of people. What was your role?
Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What did you learn?
Tell me about a time when someone criticized your work in front of others. What did you do?
I like spending weekends with my wife and children. And do you have a family? Tell me about them.
How do you handle a sudden interruption to your schedule? Give an example.
How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
Describe a time when you or your team were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
Are you a persistent person? Give me an example.
During your time as a student, in which social groups did you participate?
How would you rate me as an interviewer?
Tell me about a time when you had to navigate conflicting direction from two or more managers or stakeholders.
Describe a time when you led by example.
Describe a time when you had to overcome a significant obstacle on a job.
Describe a time you worked on a team with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
Sometimes we need to look at things from another perspective. Have you ever encountered a situation like this? Tell me about it.
Tell me about a time you observed culturally insensitive behavior on the job. How did you handle it?
What can you do better than the other candidates?
Tell me about a time how you worked effectively under pressure.
If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs - such as food and water - were taken care of, tell me what two items you would choose to have with you.
We all sometimes have to deal with challenges on the job. What is your approach to challenge? What's your secret sauce?
Tell me how you set goals. Describe the process. How do you define priorities?
Give me an example of a goal you reached, and tell me how you achieved it.
Describe a decision you made that wasn't popular and how you handled implementing it.
What do you do if you disagree with someone at work?
Share an example of how you were able to motivate other people.
Have you been in a situation where you didn't have enough work to do?
Have you ever encountered a difficult situation with another department? How have you handled it?
Tell me about the last time a customer or a coworker got upset with you.
Tell me about a time you knew you were right, but still had to follow directions or guidelines.
Tell me about the last time your workday ended before you were able to get everything done.
Tell me about a time you had to raise an uncomfortable issue with your manager.
What do colleagues say is your best quality?
Who has inspired you in your life, and why?
How do you feel about reporting to a manager younger than you?
If you were the hiring manager, would you hire a person like you, and why?
What one skill do you possess that is most important to hiring manager?
Why and how did you choose your profession?
What will make you leave a company?
Give me an example from the last week when you felt like you made an impact.
What did you do last week to improve yourself?
How did you manage your time in your last job?
What do you think you could do to improve your communication skills?
What do you think you could do to improve your problem-solving skills?
Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where the requirements keep changing. Have you ever encountered it? How did you handle the situation?
Can you describe a typical day from your current or last job?
How would you describe yourself?
What makes you unique?
Tell me about your work experience. What was the most interesting?
Are you more of a leader or a follower?
What makes you a good teammate?
What is the biggest lesson you've learned from your mistake recently?
Why did you choose your major?
What is a book that everyone needs to read and why?
To do good job and on time, or a perfect job and late. Which is better, in your view.
Do you have a mentor?
Describe your top three technical skills.