Questions You Might Get – First Interview

Can you work under pressure?

What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives? When and why did you establish these goals and how did you prepare to achieve them?

What major problem have you encountered at work and how did you deal with it?

What is your definition of success?

What do you expect to be earning in two years?

Why did you choose to apply for this position?

What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

How would you describe yourself?

How do you think a friend or professor would describe you?

What motivates you?

Why should I hire you?

What do you dislike about your present position?

Why are you changing jobs?

In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?

What qualities should a successful manager possess?

Describe the relationship between a supervisor and those reporting to him or her.

What do you think of your current employer?

What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?

If you could do so, how would you live your life differently? Why?

Do you think grades are a good indication of academic achievement?

What have you learned from your biggest mistake?

How do you rate yourself as a professional?

What kind of a environment do you prefer to work in?

Which of your jobs was the most interesting? Why?

How would you describe the ideal job?

Why did you decide to seek a position with this company?

What do you know about our company?

What two or three things are most important to you in a job?

Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why?

What criteria are you using to evaluate the company for which you hope to work?

Can you relocate? Does relocation bother you?

Are you willing to travel?

What are your winning qualities for this job?

What do you think you could offer us that the next candidate can’t?

Are there any questions you would like to ask?


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