Questions Frequently Asked by Employers


These are not necessarily the exact words, but these questions may be asked in one form or another:


  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your interests/hobbies?
  3. Describe your ideal job.
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. What motivates you most in a job?
  6. What can you offer us?
  7. Who are your role models? Why?
  8. Are you a team player?
  9. Name three accomplishments of which you are most proud.
  10. Why are you interested in this position?
  11. What skills do you want to improve?
  12. Have you had difficulty getting along with a co-worker or supervisor? How did you handle it?


  1. What job related skills have you developed?
  2. What did you enjoy most about your last job? Least?
  3. Have you ever quit a job? Why?
  4. Give an example of a situation in which you provided a solution to an employer.
  5. Do you volunteer? Where? Doing what?
  6. How would your co-workers describe you?
  7. Why do you think you can do the job?
  8. Do you like to work under supervision or on your own?
  9. What do you want to be doing in five years? Ten years?
  10. Give an example of a situation in which you worked under deadline pressure?