Friday 12 October 2012

Yet More Interview Questions

  • Can you tell me what you enjoy about your current job?
  • What will you remember most about your last job?
  • Is this the first time you have made an effort to move away from your current employers?
  • How do you feel about the possibility of leaving your current job?
  • How would you describe your current employer?
  • Wouldn’t you be better suited to working in a larger/smaller organisation?
  • How do you feel this vacancy differs from your current role?
  • What reservations do you have about your ability to undertake this job?
  • Can you describe your ideal working environment to me?
  • How do you feel we compare to our competitors?
  • What would you say is our Unique Selling Point?
  • What would be your analysis of the current trends in our industry/sector?
  • What aspects of your career path would you like to have been different?
  • What are your greatest regrets about the path your career has taken?
  • What has been the greatest challenge you have faced in your career to date?
  • What do you think are your main career options for the next five years?
  • What exactly does the word ‘success’ mean to you?
  • Why did you only stay with this organisation for such a short time?
  • Why did you stay with this organisation for such a long time?
  • Are you able to multitask?
  • Can you juggle a number of different projects simultaneously?
  • How do you handle rejection/disappointment/failure?
  • How do you deal with interpersonal conflict?
  • What does tact and diplomacy mean to you?
  • What makes for a successful team?
  • Would you describe yourself as a good manager?
  • Do you really think you’re management material?
  • What is your attitude to delegation?
  • Can you give me an example of a time when you had to lead from the front?
  • Have you ever had to fire or lay off a member of your staff?
  • How would you describe your ideal team member?
  • In what ways do you intend to improve upon your performance?
  • How has your current job prepared you for greater challenges/responsibility?
  • What book are you reading at the moment?
  • What newspaper do you take?
  • Are you interested in current affairs?
  • If you won the lottery what would you do?
  • Can you tell me about the best teacher you ever had?
  • If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • Why aren’t you earning more?
  • How much do you think you are really worth?
  • How much does money matter to you?
  • Would you still be interested in this job if you current employer offered a pay rise?
  • Have you ever had to take a pay cut to keep your job?
  • Have you ever asked for but been refused a pay rise?
  • Do you have any medical conditions to declare?
  • Why do you want to relocate?
  • Can you perceive any problems in relocating?
  • How would you react if I were to offer you this job on the spot?

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