50 Top Interviewing Questions

Author: Aldin Beslagic Published: March 2022

COVID-19 has made impact on hiring and companies strategies to attract talent/hire faster. Resignation numbers have remained abnormally high in the U.S., with millions of Americans quitting their jobs — which also means there are millions of new openings up for grabs. If you’re about to hire your next employees, use this guide for your next preparation to hire top talent

Below is a list of 50 common job interview questions:

  1. Tell me about yourself.

  2. Tell me about your experience.

  3. What is your most important accomplishment to date?

  4. How would you describe your ideal job?

  5. Why did you choose this career?

  6. When did you decide on this career?

  7. What goals do you have in your career?

  8. How do you plan to achieve these goals?

  9. How do you personally define success?

  10. Describe a situation in which you were successful.

  11. What do you think it takes to be successful in this career?

  12. What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in your life?

  13. If you had to live your life over again, what one thing would you change?

  14. Would you rather work with information or with people?

  15. Are you a team player?

  16. What motivates you?

  17. Why should I hire you?

  18. Are you a goal-oriented person?

  19. Tell me about some of your recent goals and what you did to achieve them.

  20. What are your short-term goals?

  21. What is your long-range objective?

  22. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

  23. Where do you want to become ten years from now?

  24. Do you handle conflict well?

  25. Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How did you resolve it?

  26. What major problem have you had to deal with recently?

  27. Do you handle pressure well?

  28. What is your greatest strength?

  29. What is your greatest weakness?

  30. If I were to ask one of your professors (or a boss) to describe you, what would he or she say?

  31. Why did you choose to attend your college?

  32. What changes would you make at your college?

  33. How has your education prepared you for your career?

  34. What were your favorite classes? Why?

  35. Do you enjoy doing independent research?

  36. Who were your favorite professors? Why?

  37. Why is your GPA not higher?

  38. Do you have any plans for further education?

  39. How much training do you think youll need to become a productive employee?

  40. What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

  41. Why do you want to work in the _____ industry?

  42. What do you know about our company?

  43. Why are you interested in our company?

  44. Do you have any location preferences?

  45. How familiar are you with the community that were located in?

  46. Are you willing to relocate? In the future?

  47. Are you willing to travel? How much?

  48. Is money important to you?

  49. How much money do you need to make to be happy?

  50. What kind of salary are you looking for?