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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

  • * Why are you leaving your present job?
  • * What do you do in your spare time?
  • * How do you feel about taking no for an answer?
  • * What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
  • * What is your favorite memory from childhood?
  • * Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
  • * Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn’t want me to know.
  • * Tell me the difference between good and exceptional.
  • * Why did your choose your major?
  • * What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
  • * What is your biggest regret, and why?
  • * What are three positive character traits you don’t have?
  • * What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  • * If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?
  • * How many times do a clock’s hands overlap in a day?
  • * How would you weigh a plane without scales?
  • * What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve the issue?
  • * If I were to ask your last supervisor to provide you additional training or exposure, what would she suggest?
  • * If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
  • * What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?
  • * Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.
  • * What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
  • * If you could get rid of any one of the US states, which one would you get rid of, and why?
  • * With your eyes closed, tell me step-by-step how to tie my shoes.
  • * if you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?
  • * If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
  • * Who are your heroes?
  • * Tell me 10 ways to use a pencil other than writing.

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