The following are 15 typical job interview questions. Think about how you would respond should an interviewer ask you one or more of these. Write down your answers or type them out and print so you are better prepared in an interview. Better yet, have a family member, friend, or spouse ask you the questions so you can practice answering them.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Why should I hire you?
  3. What attracted you to this opportunity?
  4. How did your training prepare you for this job?
  5. In what ways can you contribute to this organization?
  6. Name an accomplishment that’s given you a great deal of satisfaction.
  7. How long do you expect to stay at this organization?
  8. What do you do in your spare time?
  9. What do you see yourself doing three years from now?
  10. What salary are you looking for?
  11. What is your greatest weakness?
  12. How do you respond to criticism?
  13. How do you perform under pressure?
  14. Why do you want to work here?
  15. Do you have any questions? List at least five questions you can ask an interviewer.
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