• Have you ever been fired or forced to resign?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • Why have you had so many jobs in such a short period of time?
  • Can you explain this gap in your employment history?
  • Exactly why do you want to work here?
  • Why should we hire YOU? What can you do for us that someone else can not?

  • Have you ever had problems with a supervisor or a coworker? Describe the situation for me.
  • Describe some times when you were not very satisfied with your own performance. What did you do about it?
  • Give me an example of a problem you faced on the job, and tell me how you solved it.
  • Give me an example of an important goal you had to set and tell me about your progress in reaching that goal. What steps did you take?
  • What was your role in your department's most recent success?

  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • What was the best decision you ever made?
  • Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work. What did you do?
  • How do you deal with competition? Are you a competitive person?
  • What would you consider an ideal work environment?
  • What are your long-range career objectives, and what steps have you taken toward obtaining them?

  • How well do you work with people? Do you prefer working alone or in teams?
  • Describe a situation when working with a team produced more successful results than if you had completed the project on your own.
  • What do you do when people disagree with your ideas?
  • Describe a situation where you found yourself dealing with someone who didn't like you. What did you do?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to use your presentation skills to influence someone's opinion.

  • Can you tell me about an important written document you were required to complete?
  • What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job?
  • Describe a situation where you messed up, or your results were not up to your supervisor's expectations. What action did you take?
  • Give me an example of a time when you tried to accomplish something and failed. Were you discouraged by this? What did you do about it?

  • What do you really want to do in life? What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • What does it mean to be successful? According to your definition, how successful have you been so far?
  • What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
  • What is the most creative thing you have ever done?

  • You don't have the right kind of experience.
  • You may be overqualified or too experienced for the position.
  • What are your expectations regarding promotions and salary increases?
  • How much $$$ do you expect if we offer this position to you?


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  Really nice Kevin. I can see how this would weed out a lot of average people or below. Powerful info.  I give it a 10.


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