Revealed! 100 Interview Questions You Should Never Ignore
By Landon Long
Today, there are more than 100 interview questions that can determine your personality and technical skills. These questions are designed specifically to help hiring managers and employers find the right candidate for a job vacancy. However, in order to be successful in the job interview process it is not necessary to learn all 100 questions and answers, but it is good to be familiar with some of the questions so that you can answer with confidence when asked during the interview.
To answer some of these questions effectively it is important to be prepared for your interview. In order to do this, you might want to research and familiarize yourself with some of the 100 interview questions. If possible, try to have an answer for at least 50 of the 100 interview questions. Be aware that in some interviews the questions are tailored specifically to a job position. For instance, the 100 interview questions for law profession are not similar to most of the interview questions for medicine profession. The questions asked during a job interview try to reflect your information related to your background, skills, personality and character.
These 100 interview questions are designed to bring out at least 20 of your specific qualities. These include but are not limited to your ability to take action, flexibility, positive outlook, ability to work as a team, loyalty, initiative, and creativity, along with a variety of other skills. Without your knowledge, your interviewer is already summarizing all your possible good qualities so it is good to be sure that you can handle at least some of the 100 interview questions you find online. In order to handle these questions be mindful of the following:
o Improve your nonverbal skills. You can effectively handle most of the 100 interview questions if you practice good nonverbal communication. Good nonverbal communication includes standing confidently, making eye contact and giving a firm handshake.
o Enhance your appearance. Be sure to dress appropriately for the interview, remember to dress for success and you’ll definitely be confident while answering your interview questions.
o Use the appropriate language. You will be expected to answer professionally as well as confidently. If possible, try to avoid using slang terms or any inappropriate words that may raise issues. Be sure to keep an even tone and avoid sounding cocky or timid.
o Listen intently while the interviewer talks. Prepare yourself every time an interviewer asks a question. The best way to handle an interview question is to make sure you understand it so it is essential that you listen. In addition, this is a sign of respect to the interviewer to listen and not interrupt.
You are not expected to learn and be able to answer all of the 100 interview questions. However, in order to be successful during the interview process is essential that you have some ideas of the possible interview questions that may be asked. To do this be sure to study up on interview questions and go in to the interview with confidence.
The Following are top 100 most common interview questions:
1. Tell me a little about yourself.
2. How did you find out about this job? b. What do you know about the job?
3 What do you know about this company? b. This department?
4 Why did you choose this particular career? b. Your major in college or tech school?
5. Why do you want to work here?
6. What interests you most about this position?
7. What is your personal mission statement?
8. Does your boss know you’re here today?
9. Are you a Type A, B or C personality?
10. What are your strengths?
11. What are your weaknesses?
12. What is your idea of a strong work ethic? b. Does it mean working long hours?
13. Tell me about a time that you went “above and beyond the call of duty” on the job.
14. How do you define success? Failure?
15. How do you define arrogance? Are you arrogant?
16. What are your goals for the next five years?
17. Why did you leave (or, are you leaving) your previous job?
18. What have you done to save your employer expenses and increase income?
19. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in school? b. In work? c. In life?
20. What does leadership mean to you? b. How does one become a leader?
21. How is it evident that take pride in your work?
22. How good are your communication skills? b. Do you prefer oral or written communications?
23. Rate your vocabulary and grammar skills for me.
24. Describe some of your latest written communications and how effective they have been.
25. Describe for me two situations in which you were proactive.
26. Are you competitive? Give me an example.
27. Why is there a gap in your resume?
28. How do you take “No” for an answer?
29. What is the difference between a big ego and a healthy ego?
30. Describe a time when you had to help a coworker out that did not directly benefit you?
31. Do you have good manners? b. What types of people need to be treated with good manners?
32. How do you continue learning on a daily basis? b. Why is continuous improvement necessary?
33. What is thinking outside the box to you?
34. How do you rate yourself in computer skills? Please describe the programs and software that you can use well.
35. Can you perform Internet research? Please describe to me your steps in doing so.
36. How would you handle a client coming in to town from a foreign country, say Thailand?
37. Do you work better on a team, with just one partner, or alone?
38. What role do you usually take in a team project?
39. Who are your heroes — living and dead, real or fictional? b. Why?
40. Name one world leader that you admire and why.
41. What would you do about the War in Iraq?
42. Tell me a joke.
43. With which character on the TV series Boston Legal (or Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, Star Trek, or any popular TV show or movie series) do you identify?
44. Have you ever been fired? b. If so, what did you learn from it?
45. Describe a time when you stood up for something you believed in and were met with resistance?
46. What is intelligence?
47. Describe the characteristics and working style of supervisors you like to work and for whom you have given the best results.
48. Tell me about your proudest achievement.
49. If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a steak cooked rare and they brought it to you well done, how would you react and what would you do about it?
50. If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
51. Tell me about a person in your career field that helped make you a success.
52. Describe the ideal company for you.
53. What are your plans for career development?
54. Do you prefer structured or unstructured activities? b. Why?
55. Give examples of ideas you have originated and implemented. b. What were the results?
56. What is your dream job?
57. How would you describe your work style?
58. Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
59. What is the last book you read?
60. What magazines do you subscribe to?
61. What one thing would you change about your last job?
62. What do you think of your previous boss?
63. How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
64. How would you react if you knew that everyone in your department was going to be let go except for one person?
65. What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
66. What were your responsibilities in your last position?
67. How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution here?
68. Are you willing to relocate?
69. What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome?
70. How do you usually deal with conflict? Give me an example.
71. What goals do you have in mind for this job if we hire you?
72. Why Should I Hire You?
73. What would you do if you won the lottery?
74. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
75. Have you ever been on a team (school or work or elsewhere) where someone was not pulling their own weight? b. How did you handle it?
76. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback and how you managed it.
77. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
78. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
79. What is your greatest fear?
80. Tell me about a problem you solved in a unique way. What was the outcome?
81. Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.
82. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
83. What is the first thing you would change, if you were to start work here?
84. How do you handle change?
85. What will you miss about your current or last job?
86. What is your greatest achievement?
87. If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something you disagreed with, what would you do?
88. Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.
89. What’s the most difficult decision you’ve made in the last year?
90. What do you do in your spare time?
91. Why are you leaving your present job?
92. Tell me the difference between good and superior.
93. Tell me about the last time you took a risk and how it turned out.
94. What is your biggest regret, and why? b. What can be done about it?
95. If you found out your company was participating in illegal activity, what would you do?
96. What are your salary requirements?
97. Is there anything that will prevent you from getting to work on time?
98. If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
99. What is the last movie you saw?
100. Do you know anyone working with this organization?
Landon Long is the founder of InterviewMastermind.com. You can download his FREE “Resume Rebel” Video Course to learn how to write a resume and stand out in a slow economy.
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