Common Interview Questions
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|A list of the most common interview questions. By familiarising yourself with these questions and having appropriate answers prepared, you can sit the interview with greater confidence.|
Tell me about yourself.
Of which personal accomplishments are you most proud?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Tell me about your best Supervisor, and why you regard them that way.
Tell me about your worst Supervisor, and why you regard them this way? Note: Remember the rule about saying nothing negative about past employers and associates. This may tempt you, but it is best to say that you've learned something from all of your Supervisors.
Describe your toughest problem and how you handled it. Note: Focus on accomplishments, and do not blame or say anything negative about your associates.
Tell me about a conflict with a co-worker. How did you handle it?
Tell me about a disagreement with your current or previous Supervisor. How did you handle it?
How do you react to negativity or gossip from co-workers?
If you found out a co-worker was/is dishonest, what would you do?
If you were unable to meet a commitment or deadline, what would you do?
If a customer is disrespectful to you, what do you do?
If you were unable to resolve a customer issue by the date promised because another department did not do its job, what would you do, and what would you say to the customer?
What makes you the best candidate?
Do you prefer to work alone or in a group?
Tell me about your organization/time management style.
How well do you work with multiple people or vendors?
Describe a project that you managed. Was the project completed on time and on/under budget? Why/Why not? What would you have done differently?
Describe how you motivate your staff or fellow team members.
How would your staff or team members describe you?
How would your current Supervisor describe you?
Where do you want to be in five years?
Why do you want this job? Note: Focus on benefits to the company and how your skills and goals fit the company's needs and goals.