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100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

100 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

Thad Peterson, Monster Staff Writer

February 26, 2009

While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we’ve prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you’re not asked these exact questions? Absolutely.

  • * Tell me about yourself.
  • * What are your strengths?
  • * What are your weaknesses?
  • * Who was your favorite manager and why?
  • * What kind of personality do you work best with and why?
  • * Why do you want this job?
  • * Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  • * Tell me about your proudest achievement.
  • * If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well done, what would you do?
  • * If I were to give you this salary you requested but let you write your job description for the next year, what would it say?
  • * Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?
  • * How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
  • * There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
  • * How would you feel about working for someone who knows less than you?
  • * Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?
  • * What’s your ideal company?
  • * What attracted you to this company?
  • * What are you most proud of?
  • * What are you looking for in terms of career development?
  • * What do you look for in terms of culture — structured or entrepreneurial?
  • * What do you like to do?
  • * Give examples of ideas you’ve had or implemented.
  • * What are your lifelong dreams?
  • * What do you ultimately want to become?
  • * How would you describe your work style?
  • * What kind of car do you drive?
  • * Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
  • * What’s the last book you read?
  • * What magazines do you subscribe to?

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