Resources - Chapter 13 Supplement

Employee Interview Questions

Work History

Of all your jobs, which one was the most rewarding, and why?

Of all your jobs, which one was the least helpful to you and why?

What would your references say about you?

What accomplishments bring you the most pride?

What do you like best and least about your profession?

School History

Why did you choose this field?

How did you pick the school you attended?

What were your favorite courses? Why?

Ability & Personality

What would make you successful in this job?

How do you cope when work is very demanding?

What experience have you had dealing with the public?

How would you describe your personality using 10 words or less?

How do you motivate yourself?

What was the most difficult situation you've ever been in?

Has there ever been a time when you changed your schedule to accommodate work? What was the situation? How did you respond when asked?

What are the situations when you will not bend or give in?

Do you have a goal-setting system to determine priorities and get them completed?


How do managers get you to do your best work?

What would the perfect relationship between a manager and employee look like?

Describe the best and worst managers you ever had.

How can a manager reward you for doing a good job?


What was the most difficult communication situation you've dealt with?

How do you deal with people when there is a disagreement?

Have you ever had a time when you turned an unhappy customer into a happy one?

What type of people do you get along with best?

How do you work with people you do not like?

Describe a time when you had to make an immediate decision that you may not have had the authority to make. Why and how did you make the decision?

What kinds of decisions do you not like to make?

Team Building

What is your strategy in working with a group to accomplish a goal?

What are some of the things co-workers do that irritate you?

Job Suitability

What is the most important thing you do in your job?

What do you think a typical day would be like here?

Describe your perfect job.

What does success mean to you?

What types of clients do you like to work with?

In what area could you expect to make the biggest impact?

Why should I consider you for the job?


How will this job help you reach your personal and professional goals?

How long do you plan on staying with this company?

What are your plans for future education?