Potential Interview Questions (50)

**Be Prepared**

1. How did you prepare for this interview?

2. Why should we hire you or why do you want to work for our company?

3. Why are you looking to make a change?

4. How would you describe your background and experience?

5. What accomplishment are you most proud of at this point in your career?

6. What has been your biggest failure/disappointment up to this point in your career?

7. What is your long-term goal and how do you intend to achieve it?

8. Tell me about yourself?

9. What do you know about the type of work we do?

10. What is your weakness?

11. What are your strengths?

12. Why did you leave your last job?

13. Why have you been unemployed for such a long time?

14. If I were to call your last (present) employer, what would he/she say about you and why?

15. What do you want to do differently in your next role?

16. Imagine yourself in three years. What do you hope will be different about you then compared to now?

17. Tell me about a time you took unexpected initiative. Follow-up: Can you tell me about another?

18. What’s something great about your current or previous job? Why?

19. For the last few companies you’ve been at, take me through: (i) When you left, why did you leave? (ii) When you joined the next one, why did you choose it?

20. Tell me about a time you really screwed something up. How did you handle it and how did you address the mistake?

21. What motivates you to work?

22. What are you better at than most anyone else? What’s your superpower and how will you leverage that to make an impact at this company?

23. When have you felt the lowest in your career? Did you realize how you felt in the moment? How did you respond?

24. What are you really good at, but never want to do anymore?

25. What’s the first job you had, that’s not on your resume, and what did you learn from that experience?

26. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from a peer and how have you used that lesson in your day-to-day life?

27. Among the people you’ve worked with, who do you admire and why?

28. Looking back on the last five years of your career, what’s the highlight?

29. STAR question. Please give me an example of a Situation, Task, Action, Result (STAR) in your job experience?

30. Tell me about the best and worst bosses you’ve ever had, specifically, in your career. What was the difference?

31. What’s the difference between someone who’s great in your role versus someone who’s outstanding?

32. What do you believe you can achieve with us personally or professionally that you can’t anywhere else in the world?

33. Tell me about your ideal next role. What characteristics does it have from a responsibility, team, and company culture perspective? What characteristics does it not have?

34. Why shouldn’t we hire you?

35. What are some things outside of work that you’re irrationally passionate about?

36. It’s (some future date). What impact on the business have you made in the year since you’ve joined the company?

37. Tell me about a time you strongly disagreed with your manager. What did you do to convince him or her that you were right? What ultimately happened?

38. Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

39. What’s the last book you read?

40. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?

41. What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?

42. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?

43. If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?

44. Tell me about a time you made a mistake or failed at something. What did you learn from this experience? Can you give me two other examples?

45. What’s one misconception your coworkers have about you?

46. What’s one critical piece of feedback you’ve received that was really difficult to hear? Why was it difficult and what did you do with that information? What did you learn about yourself?

47. What should our team be doing differently that could yield 10x improvement?

48. Can you teach me something?

49. If you were to take over as CEO of your current company tomorrow, and had to increase your company’s current rate of growth, what three areas you would invest in?

50. What have I not asked you that I should have?

Interview Questions