Traditional Job Interview Questions
Q. Tell me about your dream job.
Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with
this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and canít wait to get to work.
Why do you think you would do well at this job?
See answer # 23
What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.
What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.
What has disappointed you about a job?
You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.
Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge, Achievement, Recognition
Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
Several ways are good measures: You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a
success. Your boss tell you that you are successful
Would you be willing to relocate if required?
This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.
Describe your management style.
Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and
thus throwing coordination off.
Do you have any blind spots?
Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.
Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.
What qualities do you look for in a boss?
Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute you settled.
What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to get the job done and work hard but enjoy your work are good.
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
Talk about having fun by professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude.
Do you have any questions for me?