Common Job Interview Questions

common interview questionsThis list consists commonly asked interview questions that you are likely to be asked when interviewing for jobs in Buffalo. Go ahead and print them out so you can write down you answers, or copy them into a Word document so you can save your answers. You will be interviewing again in the future so save your answers to avoid having to do this repeatedly.

I’ve saved a lot of time by doing this. There may be a lot of them, but try to answer as many as possible because you will eventually see that many are basically asking the same question just in a different way. By answering and refining your answers, you’ll be able to recognize similar questions during an interview and have a great answer ready to go. The posts on PanelOne-on-One, and Phone and Video Interviews has in-depth guides and tips for these types of interviews to let you know what to expect.

Behavioral & Interview Questions

  • Give an example of an occasion when you used logic to solve a problem
  • What are your 3 main strengths and weaknesses
  • Why do you want to work here, or want this job
  • Why should we hire you
  • What qualities do you look for in a boss
  • What would your last boss say about you if asked
  • Do you prefer to work independently or in a group
  • If unemployed for a long time – what were you doing while you were unemployed
  • What qualifies you for this job
  • What do you know about our company and/or the position
  • Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years
  • Tell us about yourself
  • Describe a stressful situation at work and how you handled it
  • Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure
  • How do you handle a challenge
  • What do you do if you disagree with a co-worker
  • Share an example of how you were able to motivate employees or co-workers
  • Do you listen Give an example of when you did or when you didn’t listen
  • Have you been in a situation where you didn’t have enough work to do
  • Have you ever dealt with company policy you weren’t in agreement with How
  • Have you gone above and beyond the call of duty? How?
  • Give an example of a time you had to deal with many projects at one-time
  • How did you handle meeting a tight deadline
  • Give an example of a time you set a goal and reached it
  • Describe a time you did not meet your goal
  • Give an example of a time your schedule was interrupted
  • Give an example of a time you motivated someone
  • Have you ever made a mistake How did you handle it
  • Describe a decision you made that was unpopular
  • Describe a time you had to make a risky decision
  • Describe a time you had to delay making a decision
  • Give an example of how you worked on team.
  • Have you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker? How?
  • Give an example of a time you had a difficult situation with a supervisor
  • Give an example of a time you dealt effectively with a disgruntled customer

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