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Commonly asked Interview question
What does success mean to you? How do you judge it?

What are some of the things about your last job that you found difficult
to do?

What are some of the problems you encounter in doing your job? Which one
frustrates you the most? What do you usually do about it?

How has your present job developed you to take on even greater

What do you have going for you that might make you successful in such a

Who or what in your life would you say influenced you most with regard to
your career objectives?

What would you say there is about you that has accounted for your fine
progress to date?

What traits or qualities do you feel could be strengthened or improved?

What motivates you to put forth your best effort?

What kinds of things do you feel most confident in doing? Somewhat less
confident in doing?

What are some of the thing you are either doing now or have thought about
doing that are self-development activities?

Tell me about a time when you had work problems or stresses that were
difficult for you.

Customers frequently create a great deal of pressure. What has been your
experience in this area?

What types of pressures do you experience on your current job? How do you
cope with these pressures?

Describe a time when you were under pressure to make a decision. Did you
react immediately or take time in deciding what to do?

What types of things make you angry? How do you react?

How do you react when you see co-workers disagreeing? Do you become
involved or hold back?

Do you prefer to have a job in which you have well laidout tasks and
responsibilities, or one in which your work changes on a frequent basis?

In your current position what types of decisions do you make without
consulting your immediate supervisor?

What types of experiences have you had in dealing with difficult

Describe a problem person you have had to deal with. What did you say or

What have been your experiences in dealing with the general public? When
have people really tried your patience?

What important goals have you set in the past, and how successful have you
been in working toward their accomplishment?

Do you do personal planning? If so, what are your goals?

What things give you the greatest satisfaction?

How would you describe yourself?

In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our department?

What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?

Describe your most rewarding experience.

In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?

You mentioned you enjoyed your last job. What did you enjoy most? Least?

If you were hiring someone for this job, what qualities would you look

How do you feel about your ability to write, spell, and communicate? What
kind of feedback have you received about your writing ability?

Describe your experience in creating documents, proposals, research
findings, or any other form of written copy.

What does the term two-way communication mean to you? When have you
successfully used two-way communication?

Some people get to know strangers quickly, while others prefer to take
their time letting people get to know them. Describe how you entered
relationships when you were “new” on a job.

Some people have the ability to “step into another’s shoes.” When has this
skill been required of you?

How did you organize your work in your last position? What happened to
your plan when emergencies came up?

Describe how you determined your priorities on your last job.

Describe how you schedule your time on an unusually hectic day. Give a
specific example.

Are you a person who likes to “try new things,” or “stay with regular
routines”? Give an example.

What is your philosophy of reference?