Interview Questions to Ask Candidates
Personal questions related to qualifications
Tell me a little about yourself.
What are your stengths?
What is your biggest weaknesses?
Are you willing to travel?
Are you willing to relocate?
What are your short/long term goals?
What separates you from the other candidates?
Why should I hire you?
How would other people describe you?
What is one thing about yourself that you would like to change?
Do you consider yourself a detail-oriented person or a big-picture person?
Tell me about a failure and success in your life and why you think it happened.
Which areas would your last boss say you need improvement?
What accomplishment you are most proud of?
Do you prefer working by yourself or as a part of a team?
What do you want to improve about yourself in the next year?
Career/job-history related questions
Describe your worst/best boss.
What are your career goals?
What did you like and dislike about your last boss?
What were the strengths and weaknesses of your last boss?
Tell me about your greatest professional accomplishment.
What would you like to be doing in five years?
What career rewards are the most important to you?
Job and company specific questions
Tell me what you know about our company.
Why did you apply for this position?
What is your ideal working environment?
Why do you want to work with our company?
What makes you a good fit for this position?
Tell me about your last job.
Why [did you/do you want to] leave your [last/current] job?
Do you have any questions for me?
What type of work environment do you prefer?
What was your biggest accomplishment in your last job?
How much do you expect for the salary?
What was your previous salary?
Can you give me an example of a time that you you went above and beyond to get the job done?
How do you keep organized?
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss and if you did anything about it.
Describe a time when you couldn't meet a deadline and what you did.
Tell me about a time when you were under considerable pressure to meet multiple assignments and what you did.
Have you ever been on a team where someone was not doing what they were supposed to? How did you handle it?
What was a major obstacle that you overcame during the past year?
Tell me about a time where you had conflict and how you handled it.
If you could have a do-over for your last job, what would you have done differently?
Tell me a time when you had a dispute with a co-worker and how you handled it.
Give me an example of a time you made a mistake and tell me how you handled it.
Did you ever have an assignment that was too difficult for you, if so, how did you resolve the situation?
Give me an example of an idea that you had and how you implemented it.