Sample Interview Questions

A Sample of Some Common Interview Questions:

  • What do you know about the company?
  • What do you think this job will entail?
  • Why do you think you should get this role?
  • What do you think you can bring to this role – i.e. what do you have to offer?
  • What was the best project you worked on and why?
  • What was the best team you worked with and why?
  • What are your three main strengths?
  • What are your main weaknesses?
  • Where would like to see yourself in 5 years time?
  • Have you any preference to the type of people you like working with?
  • Do work well as part of a team or do you prefer to work alone?
  • Have you ever been in a position where you have had people reporting to you? Discuss.
  • How do you work under pressure?  How you deal with it? Can you give examples of situations?
  • Is travelling and staying away from home an option for you?
  • Can you give the reasons for wanting to move jobs/companies?
  • What do you look for from a company?
  • Can you give example of your best attributes?
  • Are you a self-starter? Discuss.
  • What are your professional achievements?
  • Do you have any issues with working outside normal working hours?
  • Can you communicate well with others?
  • Do you manage your time effectively?
  • Have you had to attend meetings?
  • Have you encountered any big difficulties in the last year? If so how did you overcome them?
  • Have you ever had any issues with delegating or not delegating?
  • What would you describe as be the toughest decision you have ever had to make in past positions? How did you deal with it?
  • Do you have your own standards, can you give examples?
  • Can you give examples of when you have had to compromise your standards?
  • Can you give me an example of where you came across a conflict in the work place and if so how did you deal with it and what did you learn from it?
  • Have you any salary/package requirements?
And remember, always have some questions prepared for the interviewer!

Examples of appropriate questions to ask:

  • How has the position become available?
  • What are the development opportunities with the company?
  • On researching the company, I noticed a number of new products launched recently.  Can you tell me about these?
  • Is the company planning on expanding? If so, where?