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Interview Questions: Know Before You Go

When embarking on a job search (or even have one underway), have you found that the types of questions you are being asked go well beyond “tell me about yourself” and “are you a team player”? We thought so. Thus, we have compiled questions from a variety of sources to help you prepare for a wide array of possibilities.
·          Do you consider yourself a patient person?
·          Are you an introvert or an extravert?
·          How do you describe your personality? What would you change?
·          Do you speak any other languages?
·          Are you able to multitask?
·          What office equipment are you able to use?
·          How has your attendance record been?
·          How are you with handling accents?
·          How do you handle stressful situations?
·          How many phone lines are you comfortable handling?
·          Are you capable of handling multiple inquiries: staff, front door, customers, phone?
·          What software are you comfortable using?
·          What filing system do you use?
·          Are you comfortable placing cold calls to leads and existing clients?
·          Do you have experience making national and international travel arrangements?
·          Are you willing and capable of traveling should we require you to accompany a manager or executive on a business trip?
·          What is typical attire for you while working? Dress slacks? Casual?
·          How are you at handling as-needed projects? Do you mind unexpected tasks?
·          Do you consider yourself a brisk worker or one who is slower paced yet persistent and consistent?
·          Outline the types of people or teams that you have supported over the years.
·          Why do you want to work at this company?
·          What did you like/dislike about your last job?
·          What is your biggest accomplishment?
·          What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?
·          Do you prefer to work with others or on your own?
·          What are your career goals?" or "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
·          Tell me about a time that you had a lot of work to do in a short time. How did you manage the situation?
·          Have you ever had to work closely with a person with whom you did not get along? How did you handle the situation?
·          Why should we consider you rather than someone else for the position?
·          Why did you leave your last position?
·          What did you think of your last boss?
·          What interests you about the position?
·          What do you know about the company?
·          How would you rate yourself in your technical skills?

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