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50 Most Common Interview Questions (according to glassdoor)

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Below are the 50 most common interview questions according to Glassdoor.

We've listed the top 50 standalone questions for you to take a look at.  

Make sure you link to the full article for insight and advice on how to answer each question to make you stand out to the interviewer & hiring manager.


Basic Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to leave your current company?
  • Why are you looking for a new job?
  • How did you hear about this position?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What can you offer us that someone else can not?
  • How do you handle pressure?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • What questions haven’t I asked you?
  • What questions do you have for me?

Background & Experience Questions

  • Discuss your CV.
  • Discuss your educational background.
  • Describe yourself.
  • Why was there a gap in your employment between [insert date] and [insert date]?

Getting Started Questions

  • What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?
  • Are you willing to relocate?
  • Are you willing to travel?
  • What’s your availability?

Strengths and Weaknesses Questions

  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What was your biggest failure?
  • What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
  • If I called your boss right now and asked them what is an area that you could improve on, what would they say?
  • What were your bosses’ strengths/weaknesses?

Career Development Questions

  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
  • What is your dream job?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Who’s your mentor?

Company Fit Questions

  • What motivates you?
  • What gets you up in the morning?
  • Would you work holidays/weekends?
  • Would you work 40+ hours a week?
  • What are your co-worker pet peeves?
  • What makes you uncomfortable?
  • What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?

Behavioural Questions

  • Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake.
  • Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
  • Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss.
  • How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?

Company-related Questions

  • Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?
  • What is the name of our CEO?
  • Who are our competitors?

Hobbies and Interests Questions

  • What are your hobbies?
  • What was the last book you read for fun?
  • What is your favorite website?

Leadership Questions

  • What would your direct reports say about you?
  • Are you a leader or a follower?
  • What are some of your leadership experiences?
  • How would you fire someone?

Full article by Glassdoor - 50 Most Common Interview Questions & How to Answer

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