Top 20 Job Interview Questions

Be able to answer these 20 basic interview questions before you go in for your interview. You cannot prepare for every possible interview question, but if you practice these top 20 most common interview questions, you will be much more confident and able to respond to similar questions.

Top 20 Common Interview Questions

  1. Why are you leaving your current position?
  2. What do you want to get out of your next job?
  3. Tell me about your greatest accomplishment on the job?
  4. Tell me about a difficult situation you encountered at work and how you overcame it.
  5. Tell me about a time you needed to work with a difficult coworker and how did you handle it?
  6. If I were to ask a coworker about you, how would they describe you?
  7. If you were given a task to complete in an unrealistic time frame, what would you do?
  8. What was the biggest mistake you made on the job and how did you handle the failure?
  9. What do you feel makes you successful in your current role? Share an example.
  10. What do you think makes a company good to work for? And what do you like about your current employer? What could be better?
  11. What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
  12. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  13. Tell me about yourself.
  14. What other jobs are you applying to?
  15. Do you prefer working alone or working in teams? Give examples.
  16. Why do you want this job?
  17. What are your strengths?
  18. What are your weaknesses?
  19. Give 3 adjectives you would use to describe your strengths and an example of each to support it
  20. Give 3 adjectives you would use to describe your weaknesses and an example of each to support it.

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