50 Tough Interview Questions

Posted by HR Key Functions May 24, 2010

There is no worse feeling than responding to difficult questions during a job interview. The best way to handle that situation is to go prepared to the interview and to stay calm. The following list helps job seekers to gain some view what to expect. Despite how many career advices you are going to read and follow, you will always face a challenging question.
Those questions measure your organizational and planning skills, your behavior, creativity, flexibility and ability to work in a team.

A fellow employee told you what their salary is and wants to know yours. How would you react and what would you do?
Are you a better leader or follower?
Are you willing to take risks?

Can you take instructions?
Can you think of a problem you have encountered when the old solutions didn't work & when you came up with new solutions?
Can you work with direct supervision?

Describe a mistake you made. What have you learned from that mistake?
Do you achieve all of the goals you set? If not, why not?
Do you enjoy working on difficult projects?
Do you feel that money is the most important aspect of a job?
Do you like to work alone or with others?
Do you like working overtime?
Do you like working with numbers?
Do you like working with people?
Do you like working?
Do you manage your time well?
Do you publicly disagree with your supervisor?
Do you think you’re unique?
Do you view job security as of prime importance?

Have you ever worked in a place where it seemed to be just one crisis after another?
Have you worked under multiple deadlines? If so, what did you do?
How did your college education change you?
How do you determine if you are successful?
How do you handle rejection?
How do you persuade people to your point of view?
How do you plan to correct your weaknesses?
How have you shown willingness to work?
How many hours do you usually work in a week?
How would you ask for advice?
How would you ask for help?
How would you describe yourself as an individual?
How would you handle an angry customer?

If your boss’ job became vacant, would you apply for it?
Please give me an example of your experience in staying late to finish a project. How do you feel about that?

Tell me about a significant failure in your life.
Tell me about the time when someone has lost his/her temper at you in a business environment.

What are the five biggest accomplishments of your life?
What are your long range career goals?
What aspects of the job do you believe are the most important?
What do you do when you know that you are right and others don’t agree with you?
What do you hope to do in your next job that you can not do in your present position?
What has your last employer done that motivated you to work harder?
What have been the most memorable accomplishments of your career?
What have you learned on your current job?
What is the most difficult task you have undertaken?
What kind of projects using leadership skills have you done?
What kind of things do you feel most confident in doing?
What part of your workload do you find most challenging?
What risks did you take at your previous job?
What was the greatest disappointment in your last job?
Would you describe yourself as motivated more by your goals or by money?

Your supervisor tells you to do something in a way you know is ineffective. What would you do?

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