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SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Personal Questions

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What do you see as being your most significant accomplishment?

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How do you adapt to new situations?

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What do you expect from your boss?

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If you worked for a boss you had difficulty getting along with, how would you handle the situation?

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Describe a situation in which you demonstrated leadership qualities.

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Describe a situation in which you encountered interpersonal problems with people you worked with. How did you handle it?

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Describe a situation in which you demonstrated creativity.

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Describe a situation in which you overcame a difficult problem. How did you do it?

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Describe a situation in which you failed at something. How did you handle the failure and what did you learn from it?

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In your opinion, what is the best way to lead and motivate subordinates?

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Give me the names of three famous people you admire and tell me what you admire about them.

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Give me the name of a book you have read that had a powerful influence on you.

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What qualities do you respect and value in people you work with? Why are these qualities important to you?

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What qualities don't you like to see in people you work with?

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What measures will you use to assess your career progress?

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In your opinion, what is the best way to handle a crisis situation in business? What is the most stressful situation you have ever had to deal with, how did you handle it?

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Under what circumstances do you think it is appropriate to fire someone? How would you fire the person?

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If you were in a job you hated, what would you do?

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What makes you different from other candidates we are interviewing?

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What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives? When and why did you establish these goals?

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What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

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What do you really want to do in life?

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What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

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How would you describe yourself?

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What do you think you do best?

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How do you think a friend and professor who knows you well would describe you? List adjectives they would use to describe you.

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What motivates you to put forth your best effort?

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How do you determine or evaluate success?

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What qualifications do you have that makes you believe you will be successful in business?

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How do you work under pressure? Give me an example.

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What decision have you most regretted?

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Do you prefer working with people or alone?

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Behavioural Interviews

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Types of Interviews

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Sample Questions

Behavioural Interview Questions    Traditional Interview Questions    Case Interview Questions
Education    Previous Jobs    Company / Job    Questions determining your Competence
Questions on Wages / Salaries    Personal Characteristics    Your Community Involvement

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Questions You Can Ask

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Questions Not to Ask


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5 employer concerns

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Before the interview
    
Commonly asked questions in a traditional interview
    Commonly asked questions in a behavioural interview
    Questions to Ask
    Questions Not to Ask
    References
    Dress for the Interview
    Anxiety

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Researching before your interview

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During the interview

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After the interview
     Thank You Letters

Interviews