Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Conversation Questions: Job Interview

  • Can you tell me something about yourself?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • What can you do for us that someone else can't?
  • What do you find most attractive about this position?
    • What seems least attractive about it?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What do you look for in a job?
  • Please give me your definition of the position for which you are being interviewed.
  • How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?
  • How long would you stay with us?
  • Your resume suggests that you may be over-qualified or too experienced for this position. What's your opinion?
  • What is your management style?
  • Are you a good manager?
    • Can you give me some examples?
    • Do you feel that you have top managerial potential?
  • What do you look for when you hire people?
  • Have you ever had to fire people?
    • What were the reasons?
    • How did you handle the situation?
  • What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a manager or executive?
  • What important trends do you see in our industry?
  • Why are you leaving (did you leave) your present (last) job?
  • How do you feel about leaving all your benefits to find a new job?
  • In your current (last) position, what features do (did) you like the most? The least?
  • What do you think of your boss?
  • Why aren't you earning more at your age?
  • What do you feel this position should pay?
  • What are your long-range goals?
  • How successful have you been so far?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • What high school did you attend?
  • Are you married? Can you tell me about your family?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • What are your long-range career objectives?
  • What would you like to do in the future?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Are you qualified for this position?
  • How well do you work with people?
  • What is a good working environment for you?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What was a movie you saw recently that impressed you?
  • Do you enjoy traveling?
  • Why do you think we should hire you for this job?

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