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Common Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Will you relocate?
  3. What motivates you?
  4. What are your short-term goals?
  5. What are your long-term goals?
  6. What can you do for us?
  7. How do you work under pressure?
  8. What salary are you worth?
  9. What are your three most important accomplishments thus far in your career?
  10. What is your greatest strength? Weakness?
  11. Give an example of your creativity.
  12. Give an example of your analytical skills.
  13. Give an example of your administrative skills.
  14. Give an example of some of your leadership skills.
  15. How do you interact with your subordinates?
  16. How do you motivate people?
  17. How did you get along with your last boss?
  18. What do you know about our company?
  19. In what way do you feel you can make the biggest contribution to this firm?
  20. Why are you leaving your present company?
  21. How do you think you would fit in with our firm?
  22. Why are you changing fields?
  23. What direct supervisory experience have you had?
  24. What did you like best about your last (or present) job?
  25. Is your present (or past) income commensurate with your abilities?
  26. What are your general feelings about psychological assessment?
  27. What are your thoughts regarding promotion for yourself? For your subordinates?
  28. How would you describe the "ideal" boss?
  29. How do you define cooperation?
  30. How do you spend your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?
  31. What would you do to improve our firm? And how?
  32. Could you have done more in your last (or present) job?
  33. What suggestions have you offered former employers that were actually adopted?
  34. How do you define success?
  35. What is the most difficult assignment you have completed?
  36. What is the most rewarding assignment you have completed?
  37. Give an example of your innovative abilities.

Remember, follow-up each interview with a letter…

  1. Thank the interviewer for the meeting.
  2. Emphasize your interest in the position in question.
  3. Review your background and briefly explain how your experience can complement the requirements of the position. Stress accomplishments.
  4. Indicate you intend to follow up the letter with a telephone call to determine if and when the interviewer wishes to see you again.
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