Sample Interview Questions to Ask:
- What characteristics make people successful in this company?
- What outside influences do you anticipate having the biggest affect on the company’s growth?
- What are the short and long-range objectives of the company? What about the position?
- What is the organizational structure of: A) the department B) the company?
- How long was the last person in this position, and what made them successful?
- What are the expectations of the person coming into this position in the first six months?
- What do you see as the biggest obstacle for the person coming into this position?
- What do you see as the primary focus of this department?
- What sets this company apart from the competition?
- What attracted you to this organization?
Most Commonly Asked Questions:
- Tell me about yourself (hit the major highlights in a framework of one minute.)
- Why are you leaving your current position? (never speak negatively about current or past employers.)
- What are your long range and short-range goals and objectives?
- What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?
- Why are you interested in this position?
- How would your manager/co-workers describe you?
- What are you looking for in a new position?
- What distinguishes you from your peer group?
- What has been your biggest professional/personal challenge or accomplishment?
- Why should we hire you?
- Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
- Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
- Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.
- Describe a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.
- Tell me about a time when you had to handle multiple responsibilities. How did you organize the work you needed to do?
- Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead.
- Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.