Commonly Asked Interview Questions

Personal Attributes

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why did you choose to interview with our organization?
  3. Describe your ideal job.
  4. What can you offer us?
  5. In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
  6. Do you have a geographical preference?
  7. What do you consider to be your greatest strength and weakness?
  8. What motivates you most in a job?
  9. Are you willing to travel?
  10. Define success. Define failure.
  11. Of which three accomplishments are you most proud?
  12. Who are your role models? Why?
  13. What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  14. How do you think a friend or professor who knows you well would describe you?
  15. What qualities should a successful manager possess?
  16. Are you willing to relocate?
  17. have you ever spoken before a group of people? How large?
  18. What do you know about our organization (products/services)?
  19. do you plan to return to school for further education?


  1. What are your long-range goals and objectives, when and why did you establish these goals, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them?
  2. What do you really want to do in life?
  3. How do you plan to achieve your career objectives?
  4. What do you expect to be earning in five years?


  1. Why did you select your college or university?
  2. What led you to choose your major or field of study?
  3. What college subjects did you like the least? The best? Why?
  4. Do you think you received a good education? In what ways?
  5. In which campus activities did you participate?
  6. If you were to start over, what would you change about your education?
  7. Do your grades accurately reflect your ability? Why or why not?
  8. How has your college experience prepared you for a career?
  9. Were you financially responsible for any portion of your college education?


  1. What job-related skills have you developed?
  2. Did you work while going to school? In what positions?
  3. What did you learn from these work experiences?
  4. What did you enjoy most about your last employment?
  5. Have you ever quit a job? Why?
  6. Give an example of a time in which you worked under deadline pressure.
  7. Have you ever done any volunteer work?
  8. How do you think a former supervisor would describe your work?
  9. Give an example of a situation in which you provided a solution to an employer.


  1. What are the most important rewards you expect from your career?
  2. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  3. Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?