Work Readiness

99 Practice Interview Questions

Interviews can be overwhelming and intimidating. Be as prepared as you possibly can, and make sure you have all of the materials and information you need for the interview. One way to alleviate some of the pressure is to be prepared to answer questions by running through practice questions for the interview. Over the years of preparing youth for interviews, I compiled questions that can be asked in the general portion of the interview. These are 99 questions to practice answering in order to help prepare you for an interview.

Prepare for an interview-questions

  1. What can you tell me about yourself?
  2. Why did you apply for this position?
  3. Why do you want this position?
  4. How does your past job experience relate to this position?
  5. What do you consider to be your greatest strength?
  6. What do you consider to be your greatest weakness?
  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?Teamwork
  8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  9. What can you bring to this team?
  10. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
  11. What skills and qualifications do you have that are essential in this position?
  12. What can you bring to this organization?
  13. Name an obstacle you have had to overcome in your life. How have you overcome it?
  14. What would you do differently if you could start your working career over?
  15. What made you interested in our organization?
  16. What do you look for in a supervisor?
  17. What is your learning style?
  18. Do you work better individually or as a team, and why?
  19. What are your career goals?
  20. How would your colleagues describe you?
  21. What leadership skills do you possess?
  22. What did you like most at your last job?
  23. What did you like least at your last job?
  24. What were your duties and responsibilities at your last position?
  25. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
  26. What do you know about our organization?
  27. Why should we hire you?
  28. What do you look for in a job?Last book you have read
  29. How would you describe yourself?
  30. What is one word you would use to describe yourself?
  31. What was the last book you read?
  32. What can you do for us that other candidates can not?
  33. What do you know about this industry?
  34. What do you know about this neighborhood?
  35. What do you like to do for fun?
  36. What has led you to this point in your life?
  37. What do you like to do in your spare time?
  38. What do you think of your present or past boss?
  39. Why did you leave your last position?
  40. Why did leave your prior field?
  41. Can you work well under deadlines and pressure? Please provide an example.
  42. Why are you looking for a new career?
  43. How does this position fit into your overall career plan?
  44. What is your favorite book?
  45. How did you do in school?
  46. How would you describe your management style?
  47. How would you describe your leadership style?
  48. How would a past supervisor describe you?What is your favorite color
  49. Why do you think you will be successful at this job?
  50. What is your favorite color?
  51. What do you think is the most exciting thing about the job?
  52. What is your preferred way of communication? (Telephone, e-mail, etc.)
  53. What do you love?
  54. What are your hobbies?
  55. Who are your role models?
  56. Who is your hero?
  57. What are three positive character traits you don’t have?
  58. Do you consider yourself successful, and why?
  59. How long would it take for you to make a meaningful contribution in our organization?
  60. What is your greatest fear?
  61. What do you think is the most difficult part of supervising others?
  62. How would you measure success?
  63. Have you kept up in the field with additional trainings?
  64. What irritates you about other people?
  65. What is your greatest failure?
  66. What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
  67. What did you learn from your greatest failure?
  68. Are you willing to relocate?
  69. Is there a time when someone misjudged you? Please describe it.Winning the lottery
  70. What were the five most significant things in your career, so far?
  71. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  72. What inspires you in a job?
  73. What is your favorite movie?
  74. What excites you most about this position?
  75. What will your challenges be in this position?
  76. How do you feel about taking “no” for an answer?
  77. What was the last project you led, and what was the outcome?
  78. What is your personal mission statement?
  79. Who was your favorite manager, and why?
  80. What would be your dream job?
  81. Why do you have a gap in your employment?
  82. What is your greatest fear?
  83. Do you think a leader should be feared or liked, and why?
  84. What was the most important thing you learned in school?
  85. What is your proudest achievement?
  86. When was a time when someone helped you? Please describe it.
  87. Are you a risk taker?
  88. Who is your favorite singer?
  89. Can you describe a time when you had to deal with a conflict on the job?What type of transportation will you take to work
  90. What kind of transportation will you take to work?
  91. How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
  92. What is the difference between something good and something exceptional?
  93. How do you balance your work and personal life?
  94. Why shouldn’t I hire you?
  95. What does your current employer think you are doing today?
  96. If this was your last chance to tell me how great you are, and why I should hire you, what would you say?
  97. How would you be an asset to this organization?
  98. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
  99. Do you have any questions?

As an added bonus for reading this post, I wanted to thank you with a free download the list of 99 Practice Interview Questions.

 

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