Job Interviewing Tutorial for Job-Seekers / Traditional Job Interview Questions
Here is a list of sample interview questions job-seekers can expect, especially at first, more traditional
interviews. It's best to prepare answers to these questions, but don't memorize your answers so that you come
off sounding like a robot; in other words, be prepared for these questions and have an outline or script ready,
but don't worry about remembering your answers word-for-word.
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Then go to our Job Interview Questions Database, where we have traditional, behavioural, and mixed interview
questions for both experienced job-seekers and college students and recent graduates.
How would you describe yourself?
Why did you leave your last job?
What are your long range and short range goals and objectives?
What specific goals other than those related to your occupation, have you established for yourself for the next
What do you see yourself doing five years from now? Ten years from now?
What do you really want to do in life?
What are your long range career objectives?
How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
What are the most important rewards you expect in your career?
What do you expect to be earning in five years?
Why did you choose this career?
Can you explain this gap in your employment history?
How well do you work with people? Do you prefer working alone or in teams?
How would you evaluate your ability to deal with conflict?
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor? How did you resolve the conflict?
What’s more important to you -- the work itself or how much you’re paid for doing it.
What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
How would a good friend describe you?
Describe the best job you've ever had.
Describe the best supervisor you've ever had.
What would your last boss say about your work performance?
What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job?