100 Job Interview Questions

Do you want to demonstrate confidence and preparation in your next job interview?

You can use this list of interview questions to prepare some answers or to practice with a friend. It can be hard to guess which questions the interviewers will ask, as this will be affected by the country, culture and the type of position. Therefore I would recommend preparing for a great variety of questions.

Top 10:

  1. What interests you in the role you are applying for?
  2. Tell me about yourself.
  3. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?
  4. What’s Your Dream Job?
  5. How would some of your closest friends describe you?
  6. How Would Your Boss and Coworkers Describe You?
  7. What Makes You Unique?
  8. How Do You Deal With Pressure or Stressful Situations?
  9. What Are Your Salary Expectations?
  10. How Do You Prioritize Your Work?

10 more unusual ones:

  1. What Should I Know That’s Not on Your Resume?
  2. What Do You Think We Could Do Better or Differently?
  3. What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?
  4. How do you celebrate success?
  5. How Do You Like to Be Managed?
  6. Sell Me This Pen
  7. How do you respond when a co-worker challenges you?
  8. Why should we hire you?
  9. Why should we not hire you?
  10. What differentiates you from our other candidates?

And 80 more…

  1. What Motivates You?
  2. Tell me about a mistake you made.
  3. Why are you leaving your current job?
  4. Where did you bring a project to the next level?
  5. What is your greatest professional achievement?
  6. What Other Companies Are You Interviewing With?
  7. How would some of your closest friends describe you?
  8. What are your strengths?
  9. What are your weaknesses?
  10. What Would Your First 30, 60, or 90 Days Look Like in This Role?
  11. What Are You Passionate About?
  12. When Can You Start?
  13. Are You Willing to Relocate?
  14. How Many Tennis Balls Can You Fit Into a Limousine?
  15. If You Were an Animal, Which One Would You Want to Be?
  16. What’s something you’ve achieved that you’re most proud of and why?
  17. Who are some of your top role models, why do they inspire you?
  18. How do you respond when a co-worker challenges you?
  19. Have you ever had to change your behaviour, either at work or home, if so, why, and how did you change?
  20. How do you recover from failure?
  21. When have you felt demotivated, and what did you do to overcome this?
  22. What are your goals for the future?
  23. What kind of behaviour makes you angry/annoyed?
  24. What makes you uncomfortable?
  25. What is your ideal working environment?
  26. What commonly accepted view do you disagree with and why?
  27. What are some positive things your last boss would say about you?
  28. Are you a morning person?
  29. How would a good friend describe you?
  30. Are you more of a leader or a follower?
  31. Do you have a personal mission statement?
  32. What do you like most about yourself?
  33. How long do you expect to work for this company?
  34. How do you keep yourself organized?
  35. What character traits would your friends use to describe you?
  36. What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
  37. What are three skills or traits you wish you had?
  38. Describe your perfect company.
  39. Do you prefer to work alone or on a team?
  40. What is your proudest achievement?
  41. How do you want to improve yourself in the upcoming year?
  42. Who are your heroes?
  43. What is your favorite memory from childhood?
  44. What is your favorite website?
  45. When were you most satisfied in a previous job?
  46. What’s the last book you read?
  47. What is the best job you ever had?
  48. What is your greatest fear?
  49. What was your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  50. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a mistake you’ve made?
  51. If you won a $10 million lottery, would you still work?
  52. What was the last project you led and what was the outcome?
  53. Describe a time when your boss was wrong. How did you handle the situation?
  54. How would you feel about reporting to a person younger than you?
  55. Describe a time you went above and beyond at work.
  56. Tell me about the last mistake you made.
  57. What do you want to accomplish in the first 30 days of this job?
  58. Describe a time you got angry at work.
  59. Describe a time when you had to give a person difficult feedback.
  60. Describe a time when you disagreed with your boss.
  61. Would you ever lie for a company?
  62. Tell me about how you dealt with a difficult challenge in the workplace.
  63. What do you really think about your previous boss?
  64. What has been the most rewarding experience of your career thus far?
  65. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
  66. Describe a time you chose to not help a teammate.
  67. Describe a time you went out of your way to help somebody.
  68. Describe a time when your work was criticized?
  69. What do you want to accomplish in the first 90 days of this job?
  70. Do you think you could have done better in your last job?
  71. How would you fire someone?
  72. If you suddenly gained the ability to time travel, what’s the first thing you’d do?
  73. If you could get rid of any US state, which would you choose and why?
  74. Which is more important, creativity or efficiency?
  75. Is it better to be good and on time or perfect and late with your work?
  76. How many times per day do a clock’s hands overlap?
  77. How many stacked pennies would equal the height of the Empire State Building?
  78. How trustworthy are the people around you?
  79. What questions do you have?