Interview Questions and Answers Examples For Each Profession (2021)

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Behavioral Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me about a time you made a mistake? How did you solve it?
  2. Do you find it difficult to adapt to new situations?
  3. What would you do in your first 30/60/90 days in this position?
  4. Can you describe a time you went above and beyond at work?
  5. How do you prioritize your work?
  6. How do you stay focused while doing a simple repetitive task?
  7. Describe a time when you had to deal with somebody in a work situation who you felt was not pulling their weight or working as part of the team?
  8. How did you handle a situation where you needed information from a coworker who was slow to respond? What did you do?
  9. How did you manage your time to meet all deadlines?
  10. If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?

Situational Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me about a time when you solved a difficult problem?
  2. Describe a situation where you weren’t satisfied with your job. What could have made it better?
  3. What is your greatest achievement, and how did you reach it?
  4. Can you tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment, and why it was meaningful for you?
  5. Can you tell me about a goal you failed to achieve?
  6. Can you describe a situation where you saw a problem and took steps to fix it?
  7. Can you tell me about a time your workload was very heavy?
  8. What were your responsibilities in your last job?
  9. Can you tell me about a time you had to learn something quickly?

About You Interview Questions

  1. Can you describe yourself in three words?
  2. How would you describe your leadership style?
  3. What is your management style?
  4. How do you like to be managed?
  5. How do you motivate your team?
  6. How do you define success?
  7. How do you build relationships?
  8. Can you handle criticism?
  9. What makes you stand out from others?
  10. Can you tell me something about yourself that’s not on your resume?
  11. What makes you laugh?
  12. What is your ideal work environment?
  13. What three things are most important to you in your job?
  14. How would your previous work colleagues or boss describe you?
  15. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
  16. If you could have any job in the world what would it be?
  17. What do you like most about yourself?
  18. Are you a team player?
  19. Can you work independently?
  20. Can you describe your work style?
  21. How many hours per week do you normally work?
  22. Do you ever take your work home with you?
  23. How do you want to improve yourself in the upcoming year?
  24. What do you do in your spare time?
  25. What is the last book you read?
  26. What is the book that everyone needs to read, and why?
  27. Why did you choose your major?
  28. What is your dream job?

Conflict Resolution Interview Questions

  1. Can you tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss?
  2. How do you deal with conflict in the workplace?
  3. Can you tell me about a time you had to give someone difficult feedback?
  4. Can you tell me about a time you had to say ‘no’?
  5. Can you tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation with a coworker differently?
  6. How would you deal with a difficult or angry customer?
  7. How would you fire someone?

'Willingness' Interview Questions

  1. Are you willing to travel?
  2. Would you be willing to work overtime?
  3. Are you willing to relocate?
  4. Are you willing to work nights, weekends and holidays?
  5. Don’t you think you are overqualified for this position?

Knowledge Interview Questions

  1. What is the name of our CEO?
  2. What do you know about our company?
  3. Who are our competitors?
  4. What makes a great team?

Industry Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want to work in the public sector?
  2. Why do you want to work in the private sector?
  3. Why do you want to work for a nonprofit organization?
  4. Why do you want to work for a small company?

Tricky Interview Questions

  1. Would you lie for a company?
  2. Are you actively looking?
  3. What other companies are you interviewing with?
  4. What do you really think about your previous boss?
  5. How long do you expect to work for this company?
  6. What is one negative thing your previous boss said about you?
  7. What did you like the least about your previous company?
  8. Could you have done better in your previous job?
  9. Can you explain why you’ve had so many jobs?
  10. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  11. If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?
  12. What is your tolerance for ambiguity?
  13. What would you do if you noticed a work colleague being harassed or bullied?

Salary Interview Questions

  1. What is your current salary?
  2. What are your salary expectations?
  3. What do you consider as a reasonable offer?
  4. Can you give a salary range?
  5. How does [$55,000/year] with 12 days PTO & full healthcare sound?