Interviews come down to three steps.  1) Getting an Interview 2) Passing an Interview and 3) Following Up After an Interview. Checkout these interview questions to help you prepare for your next interview.

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Most Common Interview Questions

• Most Common Interview Questions

• What are your strengths?

• What are your weaknesses?

• Why are you interested in working for this company?

• Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?

• Why do you want to leave your current company?

• Why was there a gap in your employment between?

• What can you offer us that someone else can not?

• What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?

• Are you willing to relocate?

• Are you willing to travel?

• Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

• Tell me about a time you made a mistake.

• What is your dream job?

• How did you hear about this position?

• What would you look to accomplish in the first 90 days on the job?

• Discuss your resume.

• Discuss your educational background.

• Describe yourself.

• Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.

• Why should we hire you?

• Why are you looking for a new job?

• Would you work holidays/weekends?

• How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?

• What are your salary requirements?

• Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

• Who are our competitors?

• What was your biggest failure?

• What motivates you?

• What’s your availability?

• Who’s your mentor?

• Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.

• How do you handle pressure?

• What is the name of our CEO?

• What are your career goals?

• What gets you up in the morning?

• What would your direct reports say about you?

• What were your bosses’ strengths/weaknesses?

• If I called your boss what would he say about?

• Are you a leader or a follower?

• What was the last book you’ve read for fun?

• What are your co-worker pet peeves?

• What are your hobbies?

• What is your favorite website?

• What makes you uncomfortable?

• What are some of your leadership experiences?

• How would you fire someone?

• What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?

• Would you work 40+ hours a week?

• What questions haven’t I asked you?

• What questions do you have for me?

• Tell me about yourself.

• What are your strengths?

• What are your weaknesses?

• Why do you want this job?

• Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?

• What’s your ideal company?

• What attracted you to this company?

• Why should we hire you?

• What did you like least about your last job?

• When were you most satisfied in your job?

• What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?

• What were the responsibilities of your last position?

• Why are you leaving your present job?

• What do you know about this industry?

• What do you know about our company?

• Are you willing to relocate?

• Do you have any questions for me?

• How would you describe your work style?

• What would be your ideal working environment?

• What do you look for in terms of culture — structured or entrepreneurial?

• Give examples of ideas you’ve had or implemented.

• What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?

• If you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?

• Tell me about your proudest achievement.

• Who was your favorite manager and why?

• What do you think of your previous boss?

• Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?

• What kind of personality do you work best with and why?

• What are you most proud of?

• What do you like to do?

• What are your lifelong dreams?

• What do you ultimately want to become?

• What is your personal mission statement?

• What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?

• What negative thing would your last boss say about you?

• What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?

• What are three positive character traits you don’t have?

• If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?

• List five words that describe your character.

• Who has impacted you most in your career and how?

• What is your greatest fear?

• What is your biggest regret and why?

• What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

• Why did you choose your major?

• What will you miss about your present/last job?

• What is your greatest achievement outside of work?

• What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?

• Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?

• How do you feel about taking no for an answer?

• How would you feel about working for someone who knows less than you?

• How do you think I rate as an interviewer?

• Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn’t want me to know.

• Tell me the difference between good and exceptional.

• What kind of car do you drive?

• There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

• What’s the last book you read?

• What magazines do you subscribe to?

• What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?

• What would you do if you won the lottery?

• Who are your heroes?

• What do you like to do for fun?

• What do you do in your spare time?

• What is your favorite memory from childhood?

If you need help with your interviews, follow our Job Search Blueprint and learn how to successfully pass each step.