Interview Questions

For a more in-depth look into Behavioral Strategies see this link.

What is the company trying to discover?

  • Tell me about yourself. Needs to be a 2 minute fluid statement beginning from college or your professional career.
  • What are your short or long term goals?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • How do you prioritize?
  • What are you looking for in a position and company?
  • What is it about our company that interests you? Did you check out their website?
  • Describe the ideal job and have you worked in one?
  • Describe the most difficult boss you've ever worked for.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment during your career? Should be listed on your resume.
  • Describe your qualities as a team player / manager / etc.
  • Where do you want to be in five years with your career?
  • How do you plan to get to work?
  • What is your availability?
  • What is your salary history?
  • What are your salary requirements? Reiterate history
  • Be prepared to describe specific industry knowledge and what you offer them.

Questions you should ask in an interview

  • Describe a typical day
  • Is there a job description for the position?
  • Is this a newly created position?
  • What is the reason for the previous person vacating the position?
  • What is the potential for promotion?
  • Where is the company headed in terms of growth?
  • What are the departments short and long term goals?
  • Any possibilities of a merger, buy-out or relocation?
  • What type of training will I receive?
  • What resources/tools will I have to do the job?
  • To whom will I report?
  • Will I have a mentor?
  • How frequent are performance and salary reviews? and what are they based on?
  • What benefits do you offer? Not until they talk about money.
  • At the close of the interview, ask if they feel you have the right skills and personality for the job!