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Common Job Interview Questions

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In this post, we want to share with you some classic job interview questions.  Whether you are interviewed by a more traditional hiring manager or a hip young recruiter, the questions below are the favourites of many staffing professionals.

Common Job Interview Questions

What do you look for in a manager?

How would your employees describe your management style?

  Describe yourself.

Thinking back to your previous job, what did you like best and least about your position?

List 5 qualities required to be successful in this position.  Which one are you the weakest in?

What are you looking for in your next position?

Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5years?

Why should we hire you for this position?

What have you done to prepare yourself for this role?

Tell me about one of the best teams you have been a part of.  What made this team experience so special for you?

This job can be stressful at times, how do you manage stress?

Tell me about your greatest workplace success.  Why did you choose this example?

Tell me about a time when you made a mistake at work. How did you handle it?

What is your proudest career achievement and why?

Tell me about the most stressful situation you have been in.  How did you handle it?  What did you learn about yourself?

Tell me about a time when you had to deliver a difficult message to a person or group of people.  What made the communication difficult?

How does this opportunity fit into your career goals?

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your career?

How your colleagues describe you?  How would your manager describe you?

What strengths do you bring to this position?

We don’t always get along with everyone we work with.  Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who you didn’t see eye to eye with.

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