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General/HR Interview Questions

  •  What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  •  Tell me about yourself.
  •  What are your team-player qualities? Give examples.
  •  Of the courses you have had at college which courses have you enjoyed the most?
  •  What is your GPA? How do you feel about it? Does it reflect your abilities?
  •  How have your educational and work experiences prepared you for this position?
  •  What work experiences have been most valuable to you and why?
  •  What have the experiences on your resume taught you about managing and working with people?
  •  Of the hobbies and interests listed on your resume what is your favorite and tell me why?
  •  Where do you see yourself in five years?
  •  What goals have you set for yourself? How are you planning to achieve them?
  •  To what do you owe your present success?
  •  Why should I hire you?
  •  What makes you think you can handle this position?
  •  What is your most significant accomplishment to date?
  •  Why do you want to work here?
  •  Describe a leadership role of yours and tell why you committed your time to it.
  •  In a particular leadership role you had, what was your greatest challenge?
  •  Give me an example of an idea that has come to you and what you did with it?
  •  Give me an example of a problem you solved and the process you used?
  •  Give me an example of the most creative project that you have worked on.
  •  Tell me about a project you initiated?
  •  Describe the project or situation that best demonstrates your analytical abilities?
  •  Since attending college, what is the toughest decision that you have had to make?
  •  Tell me about your most difficult decision and how did you go about making it?
  •  What types of situations put you under pressure, and how do you deal with pressure?
  •  Give me a situation in which you failed, and how you handled it?
  •  Why are you interested in our organization?
  •  What type of position are you seeking?
  •  Where do you think your interest in this career comes from?
  •  What industry besides this one are you looking into?
  •  Why have you chosen this particular profession?
  •  What interests you about this job?
  •  What challenges are you looking for in a position?
  •  What can you contribute to this company?
  •  What motivates you?
  •  What turns you off?
  •  If I asked the people who know you well to describe you, what three words would they use?
  •  If I asked the people who know you for one reason why I shouldn’t hire you what would they say?
  •  When you take on a project do you like to attack the project in a group of individually?
  •  Describe the type of manager you prefer.
  •  Tell me about a team project of which you are particularly proud and your contribution?
  •  Describe a situation where you had to work with someone who was difficult, how did you handle it?
  •  What type of work environment appeals to you most?
  •  With which other companies are you interviewing?
  •  What charactersitics do you think are important for this position?
  •  Why do you feel that this company will be a career for you rather than a job?
  •  Name two management skills that you think you have?
  •  What characteristics are most important in a good manager? How have you displayed one of them?
  •  Why did you choose this college and how did you arrive at this decision?
  •  What factors did you consider in choosing your major?
  •  Describe how your favorite course has contributed your career interests?
  •  Since you have been at college, what is it that you are proudest of?
  •  How have you changed personally since starting college?
  •  What has been your greatest challenge?
  •  If you could change a decision you made while at college what would you change and why?
  •  Why did you choose the campus involvements you did? What did you gain? What did you contribute?

Questions You Can Ask the Interviewer:

  •  Ask about the information you researched.
  •  Describe my job duties.
  •  Is this a newly created position?
  •  What are the companies short and long term goals?
  •  What do you like most about working for this company?
  •  What is a typical day like for you?
  •  To whom would I report?
  •  Whom will I supervise?
  •  Tell me about the training program I will experience.
  •  What is the company’s promotional policy?
  •  With whom will I be working most closely?
  •  When can I expect to hear from you?