Interview Questions Checklist

📌 General Questions:

▪️What are your strengths?
▪️What are your weaknesses?
▪️Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?
▪️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 [insert date] and [insert date]?
▪️What can you offer us that someone else cannot?
▪️What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
▪️Are you willing to relocate?
▪️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 ▪️30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?

📌 Resume and Background:

▪️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.

📌 Company and Industry Knowledge:

▪️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 right now and asked him/her what is an area that you could improve on, ▪️what would he/she say?
▪️Are you a leader or a follower?

📌 Personal Interests:

▪️What was the last book you read for fun?
▪️What are your co-worker pet peeves?
▪️What are your hobbies?
▪️What is your favorite website?
▪️What makes you uncomfortable?

📌 Leadership and Work Preferences:

▪️What are some of your leadership experiences / What is your leadership style?
▪️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?

📌 Closing Questions:

▪️What questions haven’t I asked you?
▪️What questions do you have for me?

Use this checklist to practice your responses and feel more confident during your interview.

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