Common Interview Questions

Below are questions you may be asked at some point in your interviewing process. Practice answering these questions with this in mind: be positive, specific, and concise.

  1. Tell me about a project that really got you excited.
  2. Tell me about a situation where you had to deal with an angry or frustrated customer or coworker.  Specifically, how did you handle it? Why did you choose that approach? What were the results?
  3. What is the most important thing you have learned from your professional experience? Why do you attach such great importance to it?
  4. Tell me about a situation you faced that seemed to be impossible. How did you handle it and what was the result?
  5. Why do you want to work at X Company?
  6. What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?
  7. Give an example of your initiative in handling a challenging situation.
  8. Are there certain tasks or types of people that you find challenging for you?
  9. Why do you want to leave your current job? Or why are you looking for new employment?
  10. Tell me a suggestion you have made that was implemented.
  11. Why should we hire you?
  12. What are some things that you find difficult to do? Why is that?
  13. Tell me about your training. What have you done to become a better _______________?
  14. How would your current or former colleagues describe you?
  15. How are you when you're working under pressure?
  16. Of all your work, where have you been most successful? To what do you attribute that success?