Sample Interview Questions

Sample Interview Questions

Here are a list of sample interview questions that can help you during your interview process. Make sure to have the answers for these interview questions before your next interview and you will blow your competition out of the water! 

Tell us about yourself.

Why do you want this job?

Why do you want to leave your current job?

Why have you been unemployed for so long?

What kind of people do you get along with most?

Describe how you like to be managed.

What does an average workday look like to you?

What is your most significant personal accomplishment?

What is your most significant professional accomplishment?

What was the last book you have read related to your professional career?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

How do you motivate people?

How do you deal with stress?

What is the number one thing you look for in a team at work?

What is your definition of success/failure?

What is you definition of being an excellent employee?

What are your qualifications for this job?

What did you enjoy most/least about your last job?

What is an adjective that describes you the best?

Why have you changed jobs so frequently?

Why have you stayed with your current job so long?

What is your dream job?

How did you find out about this job?

Is there anything that will prevent you from getting to work on time?

What are three of your strengths?

What is one of your weaknesses?

What is a time you had a conflict with your boss or co-workers and how did you handle it?

When is a time you failed even when you had all the resources you needed?

When is a time you succeeded with limited resources?

What are other questions you think a company might ask in an interview? Leave your comments below and let’s help each other become stronger speakers! 

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At age 25, Ryan Avery became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history; competing against more than 30,000 people from 116 countries to claim the 2012 Championship title. As an Emmy Award winning journalist and a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Ryan uses his background in multimedia and speaking to help reach the younger generation on the importance of improving their communication skills in order to advance in their professional and personal life.


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