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100 Questions

July 14, 2020  

  1. How many siblings did you grow up with, and how did that influence who you are today?
  2. What has shaped you, regardless of your school or occupation?
  3. Tell me about your career goals? (Long-term and Short-term)
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. What is your end goal (career wise)?
  6. What skills did you pick up on your two previous jobs that you think would help you on this job?
  7. Have you ever been asked to take on a project because of your unique skill or ability?
  8. Have you ever done something that directly helped your employer either increase profits or decrease costs?
  9. Have you ever done something that improved the overall efficiency of your organization?
  10. Do you consider your progress on your current job indicative of your ability?
  11. What have you found to be the most challenging?
  12. What were some of your accomplishments in your current role and how were they recognized by management?
  13. How are your presentation skills? How do you prepare for presentations?
  14. Tell me about a time when your strengths played a part in a project you were working on.
  15. Tell me about a time you faced a challenge at work and how did you overcome this.
  16. Tell me about a time that you had to work under pressure and how you reacted to it.
  17. Tell me about a time that you disagreed with a particular decision and what did you do?
  18. Tell me about a time that you worked as part of a team.
  19. Tell me about a time you influenced or motivated people. 
  20. Tell me about a time where you failed to hit a deadline.
  21. Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
  22. How would others rate you as a supervisor?
  23. Please discuss a project you supervised.
  24. You seem to have accomplished a lot in your current job. Do you know why you weren’t promoted?
  25. Where are you from?
  26. What university did you choose to go to and why?
  27. Aside from your coursework, what was the most enriching part of your college/university education?
  28. What grade did you receive in your favourite class?
  29. What are your passions?
  30. What is the last thing you read?
  31. What is most important to you?
  32. What motivates you?
  33. What are some of your areas of interest outside of work?
  34. What do you do when you get time off?
  35. What makes you tick?
  36. What are your greatest weaknesses? (3 weaknesses/areas of improvement)
  37. What would your friends say is your biggest weakness?
  38. What are your greatest strengths? (3 strengths)
  39. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  40. Which of your accomplishments has given you the most satisfaction?
  41. Describe how you accomplished a work-related goal.
  42. Describe how you accomplished a personal goal.
  43. How would your colleagues describe you?
  44. How would your boss describe you?
  45. What is your leadership style?
  46. What kind of environment best suits your work style?
  47. How do you prefer to be managed?
  48. Describe your favourite boss.
  49. How are you at delegating?
  50. How do you measure success?
  51. How do you handle success?
  52. Have you ever received formal recognition for something you accomplished?
  53. How do you handle failure?
  54. What would you do if you received what you felt was an unfair evaluation?
  55. Do you work well with deadlines?
  56. How do you manage your time?
  57. When do you find you are most productive?
  58. Do you work well as part of a team or do you work better by your self?
  59. Have you ever had to take an assignment at the last minute?
  60. What would you do if your boss asks you to do something that is clearly not part of your job description?
  61. Do you work well under pressure?
  62. Do you like to take risks or are you more cautious?
  63. Describe your decision-making process?
  64. What is the thought process behind decisions you have made in your career path?
  65. What industry are you most interested in (sector wise)?
  66. Are you more of a deal junkie or is asset management/operations side of a company more interesting to you?
  67. Where else have you been interviewing?
  68. Are you working with any other agencies?
  69. Have you gone through any processes in the last year? (Who was running those searches?)
  70. Has anything new happened on the recruitment end for you since we last spoke?
  71. When did you start your search for a new role?
  72. What is your notice period?
  73. Have you had to do any traveling for work?
  74. What is the maximum commute you are willing to travel?
  75. Are you willing to work late occasionally?
  76. What is the current structure in your company?
  77. Who do you work most closely with on deals?
  78. Are you managing/mentoring any colleagues?
  79. What is your current salary?
  80. What salary are you looking for in your next position?
  81. Do you find your current position rewarding?
  82. What do you like and dislike about your current role?
  83. What do you love most about your current job?
  84. How do you feel about the way your career has progressed so far?
  85. Describe how your career progressed over the last five years. Was it aligned with the goals you set for yourself?
  86. Why do you want to leave your current position?
  87. What are the top three things you are looking for in your next opportunity (i.e. culture, work/life balance, compensation, etc.)?
  88. What attracts you to this particular position?
  89. What would you like to receive from this position?
  90. What would be your ideal work environment be?
  91. What are your must haves for your next position?
  92. Why are you the ideal candidate for this position?
  93. How does this job fit with your career goals?
  94. Describe what you think you will be doing in this role.
  95. What could be expected from you in the first 90 days?
  96. This job carries with it much more responsibility than you’ve had before. Are you ready?
  97. You seem to be overqualified for this position. Why do you want this job?
  98. What do you know about the company?
  99. How well do you understand our company mission?
  100. What attracts you to this particular company?
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