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What are the Top Interview Questions

In this article you'll find top interview questions for helping you with your preparation.
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Motivation and expectations

  • Why would you like to work at our organization?
  • Why are you applying for this position?
  • What appeals to you most in this position?
  • What do you know about the position you are applying for?
  • What do you find attractive / less attractive about this position?
  • How do you see the position you are applying for and what do you expect from it?
  • What qualities do you think someone needs to fulfill this function?
  • Why should we take you for the position?
  • What does your ideal job look like?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • What impression do you have of our organization?
  • Do you prefer to work in a large or small organization? Why?
  • Sketch the profile of the ideal boss.
  • What are your expectations for the next 5 years?
  • Are you willing to follow a course?
  • Are you willing to relocate with your family for this work?
  • How long do you want to stay with us?
  • What do you expect from the new job?
  • Are you willing to work overtime?
  • What does working mean to you?
  • Do you care about making a career important?
  • Do you find the content of the position or the reward more important? Why?
  • What are your goals or ambitions?
  • Where will you see yourself in five or ten years?
  • You used to have a completely different position. If you get the chance, wouldn't you want to go back in that direction?

Work experience

  • You have little work experience. Can you compensate for that?
  • Why did you make certain career steps?
  • Have you done this work before?
  • Do you have references?

Current position

  • What have you learned in your current position?
  • What do you find difficult in your current position?
  • What did you like in your current position?
  • Which activities in your current job do you dislike?
  • What do you think of your current employer and colleagues?
  • Why did you resign / were you fired?

Education and knowledge

  • Why did you choose a specific study?
  • What did you find most interesting about your education?
  • What did you find less interesting about your education?
  • Are you still in your field?
  • What do you do to stay up to date with developments in your field?

Skills and competences

  • What qualities do you think are important for a career in this company?
  • Do you think you are the right candidate for this position?
  • What can your employer expect from you?
  • Can you work well under time pressure?
  • How do you deal with problems?
  • Do you have persuasiveness?
  • Can you work well together in a team?
  • To what extent do you have management skills?
  • Can you give an example of a difficult situation that you experienced in your work and how you responded to it?
  • What are your business qualities?
  • Are you a specialist or a generalist?
  • What period do you expect to be familiar with?
  • Can you indicate which experiences from your previous work can be used in this position?
  • Are you resistant to stress and what does that show?
  • Are you customer focused? What does that show?
  • Are you entrepreneurial? What does that show?
  • Do you have persuasiveness? What does that show?
  • What shows that you have managerial capacities?
  • Will this position offer you enough challenge?
  • How do you deal with criticism?

In person

  • Sketch your own profile.
  • How do you see yourself?
  • Which characteristics have hindered you during the course of your career?
  • What are your positive qualities?
  • What are your less positive / bad qualities?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How would your current employer describe you?
  • How would a customer describe you?
  • Have you ever achieved anything that you previously thought impossible?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • What hobbies do you have?
  • Do you play sports?
  • Do you like traveling?
  • Are you a member of an association?
  • Do you have a busy social life?
  • Which magazines do you read?

Other interview questions

  • How much do you want to earn (gross / net)?
  • Do you have a car?
  • Do you have any questions?
  • When could you start / what is your cancellation period?

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