These sample job interview questions have all been asked many times, and will be again.
Some of these questions are what you’d expect.
Some of these questions frankly don’t make much sense.
And some of these questions are shocking and possibly offensive.
But if any of these are going to be asked, you need to be ready.
The Most Commonly Asked Interview Questions
Questions 1-80 are about personal background.
Questions 81-177 relate to work experience.
Questions 178-234 cover your education or academic background.
The rest are about your personality, motivations and thoughts on work.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What major challenges and problems did you face?
- How would someone who dislikes you describe you?
- What was your biggest failure?
- What is your definition of failure?
- What are your regrets?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- When was the last time you were angry? What happened?
- If you could relive the last 10 years of your life, what would you do differently?
- Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
- What are your goals?
- What is your dream job?
- What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
- Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
- Are you a leader or a follower?
- What are some of your leadership experiences?
- Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career?
- Who has inspired you in your life and why?
- What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
- What is your personal mission statement? OR Give a one sentence statement of yourself.
- What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
- Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn’t want me to know.
- What is your favorite memory from childhood?
- What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
- What are your hobbies?
- What sports do you play?
- What kind of games do you like to play?
- What do you do in leisure/spare time?
- What do you do to deal with stress?
- What do you do to help balance life and work?