Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Good Interview Questions

I recently came across this article about interview questions. It's got a lot of good tidbits, and I strongly suggest reading it. Here is a quoted copy & paste of the relevant interview questions:
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
What do you know about our company?
How did you hear about this job?
What motivates you?
Can you please walk me through your resume?
Why are you thinking about leaving your current job?
Can you explain gaps in your work history (if relevant)?
Can you describe a difficult work experience and how you handled it?
What’s an accomplishment you are proud of?
Can you give me an example of when you went above and beyond the call of duty in your current job?
What is a typical workday like for you?
Why do you think you will be a good fit for this position?
What relevant experience do you have for this position?
What interests you about this job?
How does this job fit in with your career plans?
When could you start work?
What’s important to enable you to do a great job?
Have you ever had problems with a co-worker or supervisor?
Do you consider yourself a team player? Can you give me an example of when being a team player was important?
Can you give me an example of how you deal with conflict?
How would your boss and co-workers describe you?
What’s your management style?
How would you describe your work style?
Can you describe how you dealt with a problem colleague in the past?
If you knew your boss was completely wrong about a particular issue, how would you handle it?
What do you know about our company?
Have you tried our product? What are your thoughts about it?
Do you know any of our employees?
What do you think of our company website?
What do you consider to be your greatest strength?
How do you deal with high-pressure situations?
What is your greatest professional achievement?
What do you consider to be your weakness?
What one thing would you like to do better? What’s your plan for improvement?
What is your current compensation (salary and bonus)?
What are your salary requirements for this position?
Why would you take a job for less money (if relevant)?
Do you have any questions for me?
Are there any questions that I should have asked, but didn’t?
Is there anything you want to add that we didn’t cover?

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