Top 20 most popular Interview Questions

Interviews are generally only as good as the quality of the questions being asked. The more you uncover about the candidate, the better placed you will be to make an informed decision, as to the best candidate for the role. I have listed below, 20 popular standard interview questions, which I hope will be helpful when you next recruit. You can pick and choose depending on the role or time available and used alongside a set of competency based Interview questions, more specifically related to the competencies required for the role.

  1. Why are you looking to leave your current employer?
  2. What did you like and dislike about your previous job or company?
  3. How do you deal with stress?
  4. What were you responsible for in you last role?
  5. What is your greatest strength/weakness?
  6. What motivates you?
  7. How do you organise your day? What tools and techniques do you use?
  8. What would your ideal working environment look like?
  9. Describe the best manager you have worked for.
  10. What are your short & long term goals?
  11. How do you deal with conflict?
  12. How would your work colleagues describe you?
  13. What would you like me to know about you, that we have not already covered?
  14. Why do you want this job?
  15. Why do you want to work here?
  16. What was your greatest accomplishment/failure in your life?
  17. What was your greatest accomplishment/failure in your last role?
  18. Tell me about a challenging work situation. How did you resolve it?
  19. What are your salary requirements?
  20. Why should we hire you?

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