Top Job Interview Questions
1 - Have you ever had several projects with the same deadline? How do you tackle that?
Why: To measure a candidate's conscientiousness, coping skills, and organization.
2- Could you tell us about a time you failed at a task?
Why: To see how a candidate responds to adversity.
3- How have you handled the last few angry customers you have come across?
Why: To gauge a candidate's customer- and client- service skills.
4- Tell us about a project for which you had fiscal responsibility. How did you stay on budget?
Why: To get a sense of how a candidate will handle company finances.
5- Tell us about a recent split-second decision you made on the job. How did you approach it?
Why: To gain insight into a candidate's decisiveness and decision-making style.
6- What's the last thing on which you and your boss disagreed? How did you settle it?
Why: To see whether a candidate is manageable and how well he or she communicates.
7- What is the most significant presenation you've given to clients?
Why: To measure a candidate's presentation and public-speaking skills.
8- What was the most frustrating experience in your past job? The most satisfying?
Why: To gauge a candidate's motivation and general temperament.
9- How do you handle a task when you're asked to make changes at the last minute?
Why: To see whether a candidate is flexible and can adapt quickly.
10 - Tell us about a time you took a risk and it failed. How did you feel?
Why: To measure a candidate's resilience and attitude toward risk.