Knowledge Centre for recruitment

Sample Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about your career to date:
  2. What made you decide that you wanted to be an xxx?:
  3. Why did you apply for this job?:
  4. How many other jobs have your applied for?
  5. Why do you want to leave your current job?:
  6. What do you like most about your current job?
  7. What do you like least about your current job?
  8. What gets you up in the morning and eager for work?
  9. What frustrates you?
  10. What would you describe as your 3 main strength
  11. What would you say is your one main weakness?
  12. If I were to ask your boss, colleagues, team members to describe you what would they say?
  13. Give me examples of xyz that you have done
  14. Give me an example of when you had to solve a difficult problem;
  15. Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone to do something they did not want to do;
  16. Tell me about something that you have done to improve efficiency, reduce cost;
  17. Tell me about a time you felt strongly about something but you boss would not support you;
  18. Tell me about the worst decision you have made.
  19. How would you go about finding out about your new job
  20. Have you ever had to discipline or dismiss a subordinate
  21. Tell me about the subordinate you have been most proud of, and why?
  22. How do prioritise work; give me an example
  23. Tell me about a time when you compromised on quality to meet a deadline
  24. How do you cope with a sudden increase in work and short deadlines
  25. When managing a project what in your experience are the three most important things, and why?
  26. What is the biggest challenge you have had to face at work
  27. Tell me about a time when you did not agree with something your colleague/your boss was doing. What did you do
  28. Looking back at your career to date what is your proudest achievement
  29. What job would you want to be doing in 5, 10, 20 years
  30. Why should I hire you?
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