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80 Potential Job Interview Questions

А list of 80 potential job interview questions.
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Tell me about yourself.
What are your strengths (сильные стороны)?
Who was your favorite manager and why?
What are your weaknesses (слабые стороны)?

What kind of personality do you work best with and why?
Why do you want this job?
Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
Tell me about your proudest (вызывающее макс. гордость) achievement (достижение).
Why is there fuzz (ворсяной покров) on a tennis ball?
How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?

If someone or something has credibility, people believe in them and trust them.
The police have lost their credibility...

There's no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
How would you feel working for someone who knows less than you?
Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?

If something makes a difference or makes a lot of difference, it affects you and helps you in what you are doing. If something makes no difference, it does not have any effect on what you are doing. Where you live can make such a difference to the way you feel...

What's your ideal company?
What attracted you to this company?
What are you most proud of (гордящийся)?
What are you looking for in terms of career development?
What do you like to do?
Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.

If you implement something such as a plan, you ensure that what has been planned is done. (= carry out) The government promised to implement a new system to control financial loan institutions...
To ensure (=insure) something, or to ensure that something happens, means to make certain that it happens. (FORMAL) These man-made barriers will ensure a very high degree of protection...

What are your lifelong dreams?
What do you ultimately want to become?
You use ultimate to describe the final result or aim of a long series of events.
He said it is still not possible to predict the ultimate outcome...
You use ultimate to describe the best possible example of a particular thing.
Caviar and oysters on ice are generally considered the ultimate luxury foods.

How would you describe your work style?
What kind of car do you drive?
Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict at work.
What's the last book you read?
What magazines do you subscribe to?
What would be your ideal working situation?
Why should we hire (брать на работу) you?

If you hire someone, you employ them or pay them to do a particular job for you. The rest of the staff have been hired on short-term contracts... He will be in charge of all hiring and firing at PHA.
When an employer dismisses an employee, the employer tells the employee that they are no longer needed to do the job that they have been doing. (= sack, fire) ...the power to dismiss civil servants who refuse to work...

What did you like least (меньше всего) about your last job?
What do you think of your previous (предыдущий) boss?
How do you think I rate (имеет рейтинг) as an interviewer?
Do you have any questions for me?

When were you most satisfied (доволен) in your job?
What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?

What salary are you seeking (ищете)?
What's your salary history?
Do you have plans to have children in the near future?
What were the responsibilities of your last position?
What do you know about this industry?
What do you know about our company?
How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution (вклад)?
Are you willing to relocate?
What was the last project you headed up (вели), and what was its outcome?
What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?

Something that is your goal is something that you hope to achieve, especially when much time and effort will be needed. The goal is to raise as much money as possible.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?

Тo pull your weight means to do your full share of work He accused me of not pulling my weight.
Tell me a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
If you get feedback on your work or progress, someone tells you how well or badly you are doing, and how you could improve. If you get good feedback you have worked or performed well. I was getting great feedback from my boss.

What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
What irritates (раздражает) you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
What is your greatest fear (страх)?
Who has impacted (оказал еффект) you most in your career, and how?
What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
What's the most important thing you've learned in school?
What three character traits (черта, тенденция) would your friends use to describe you?

What will you miss about your present/last job?
If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
List five words that describe your character.
What is your greatest achievement (достижение) outside of work?
Sell me this pencil.
If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?
What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years?

What do you like to do for fun?
Why are you leaving your present job?
What do you do in your spare time?
How do you feel about taking no for an answer?

What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
What is your favorite memory from childhood?
Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn't want me to know.

Tell me the difference between good and exceptional.
Why did your choose your major (глав. специальность в ВУЗе)?
What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
What is your biggest regret (сожаление), and why?
What are three positive character traits you don't have?
What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?

Fraud is the crime of gaining money or financial benefits by a trick or by lying.

How many times do a clock's hands overlap (совпадают) in a day?
How would you weigh a plane without scales?
What assignment (задание) was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve (решили) the issue?
If I were to (собирался) ask your last supervisor to provide you additional training, what would she suggest?

If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
What's the best movie you've seen in the last year?
Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.

If something is conceivable, you can imagine it or believe it.
What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
If you could get rid of (избавиться от) any one of the US states, which one would you get rid of, and why?
If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days
Who are your heroes?
Tell me 10 ways to use a pencil other than writing.

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