following is a sample list of common interview questions asked candidates
for entry level positions.
Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your three main priorities in life?
3. What has been your greatest challenge?
4. What has been your greatest failure?
5. Name four traits that you think would be important for an effective
leader. Why did you chose these?
6. In a particular leadership role you held, what was your greatest
7. In a particular leadership role you held, what was your greatest
8. How would others describe you as a leader?
9. Give me an example of an idea that has come to you and what
you did with it?
10.Give me an example of a problem you solved and the process
11.What work experiences have been most valuable to you and why?
12.Tell me about a project you initiated.
13.What is the most difficult decision you have had to make? 14.What
type of situations put you under pressure?
15.How do you cope with pressure?
16.Why are you interested in our company?
17.What would be the ideal job for you?
18.What type of position are you seeking?
19.Where do you see yourself in three years, five years?
20.What do you know about our company?
21.What interests you about this job?
22.What can you contribute to our company?
23.Why should we be interested in you?
24.What goals have you set for yourself? How do you plan to achieve
25.What is your most significant accomplishment to date?
26.To what do you owe your success?
27.What motivates you?
28.What would be the main reason why I would not hire you?
29.When tackling a project, do you like to work in a group or
30.Describe the ideal manager.
31.Describe the type of manager for whom you would like to work.
32.Give me examples of your team player qualities.
33.Describe a situation where you had to work with someone who
was difficult and how you handled the situation.
34.What type of work environment most appeals to you?
35.We are looking at a number of very talented candidates. Why
should we hire you over them?
36.What will you do if you are not the person chosen for this
you have read these questions, prepare answers for all that might
apply to your interview situation. Remember, employers can ask just
about any question they want so, be prepared, and don't let an "off
the wall" question throw you. Don't brag, be truthful, be positive,
never berate a former co-worker or past manager.
can be conducted by a single individual or a team. If you are interviewed
by a team the odds are that only one of them will be a HR person
trained in interviewing and the rest are just people who work there
with no interviewing experience.
interview is beneficial, so even if you are not offered the position,
you have gained valuable experience and information to help you
with the next interview.
never get a second chance to make a
" Good First Impression".