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Popular interview questions and suggested answers
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Track The Tricks
TRACK THE TRICKS
Hr questions
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Table of Contents
General Guidelines

in Answering Interview Questions........................................................ ..............4 Question 1 Tell me about yourself. .............................................................. ....................6 Question 2 What are your greatest strengths?.................................................... .............7 Question 3 What are your greatest weaknesses?........................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Question 4 Tell me about something you did \u2013 or failed to do \u2013 that you now feel a little

ashamed of.................................................................................................. ......8 Question 5 Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position?....................................9 Question 6 The \u201cSilent Treatment\u201d...................................................... ...........................10 Question 7 Why should I hire you?................................................................................. 10 Question 8 Aren\u2019t you overqualified for this position?................................ .....................11 Question 9 Where do you see yourself five years from now?.................................... .....12 Question 10 Describe your ideal company, location and job..........................................13 Question 11 Why do you want to work at our company?...................................... ..........13 Question 12 What are your career options right now?.................................................... 13 Question 13 Why have you been out of work so long?.................................................. .14 Question 14 Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss

(company, management team, etc.)\u2026................................................ .............14 Question 15 What good books have you read lately?........................... .........................15 Question 16 Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized............................ .15 Question 17 What are your outside interests?............................................................... .16 Question 18 The \u201cFatal Flaw\u201d question............................................ ..............................16 Question 19 How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman,

etc)?...................................................................................... ..........................17 Question 20 On confidential matters\u2026........................................................................ ...17 Question 21 Would you lie for the company?.................................................. ...............18 Question 22 Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?...........................18 Question 23 Could you have done better in your last job?....................... ......................19 Question 24 Can you work under pressure?............................................... ...................19 Question 25 What makes you angry?................................................. ...........................19 Question 26 Why aren\u2019t you earning more money at this stage of your career?............20 Question 27 Who has inspired you in your life and why?.......................... .....................20 Question 28 What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?...........................21 Question 29 Tell me about the most boring job you\u2019ve ever had....................................21 Question 30 Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous

position?.......................................................................................... ................21 Question 31 What changes would you make if you came on board?.............................22 Question 32 I\u2019m concerned that you don\u2019t have as much experience as we\u2019d like in\u2026. .22 Question 33 How do you feel about working nights and weekends?.................... ..........23 Question 34 Are you willing to relocate or travel?....................................................... ....24 Question 35 Do you have the stomach to fire people? Have you had experience firing

many people?.................................................................................... ..............24 Question 36 Why have you had so many jobs?.................................. ...........................25 Question 37 What do you see as the proper role/mission of\u2026

\u2026a good (job title you\u2019re seeking);
\u2026a good manager;
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\u2026an executive in serving the community;

\u2026a leading company in our industry; etc............................................ .............26
Question 38 What would you say to your boss if he\u2019s crazy about an idea, but you think it
stinks?........................................................................................ .....................26
Question 39 How could you have improved your career progress?...............................27
Question 40 What would you do if a fellow executive on your own corporate level wasn\u2019t
pulling his/her weight\u2026and this was hurting your department?.......................27
Question 41 You\u2019ve been with your firm a long time. Won\u2019t it be hard switching to a new
company?............................................................................................. ...........28
Question 42 May I contact your present employer for a reference?...............................28

Question 43 Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill\u2026managing ability,

etc.)....................................................................................... ..........................29 Question 44 Where could you use some improvement?............................ ....................29 Question 45 What do you worry about?................................................... ......................29 Question 46 How many hours a week do you normally work?.......................................29 Question 47 What\u2019s the most difficult part of being a (job title)?.................... .................30 Question 48 The \u201cHypothetical Problem\u201d........................................ ...............................30 Question 49 What was the toughest challenge you\u2019ve ever faced?............................. ...30 Question 50 Have you consider starting your own business?........................................31 Question 51 What are your goals?..................................................................... ............32 Question 52 What do you for when you hire people?......................................... ............32 Question 53 Sell me this stapler\u2026(this pencil\u2026this clock\u2026or some other object on

interviewer\u2019s desk).................................................................................. .........32 Question 54 \u201cThe Salary Question\u201d \u2013 How much money do you want?.........................34 Question 55 The Illegal Question............................................................... ....................34 Question 56 The \u201cSecret\u201d Illegal Question..................................................................... .35 Question 57 What was the toughest part of your last job?.............................................36 Question 58 How do you define success\u2026and how do you measure up to your own

definition?....................................................................................... .................36
Question 59 \u201cThe Opinion Question\u201d \u2013 What do you think about \u2026Abortion\u2026The

President\u2026The Death Penalty\u2026(or any other controversial subject)?............37
Question 60 If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?................................. ...37
Question 61 Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?..........38
Question 62 Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from
within?........................................................................................ .....................38
Question 63 Tell me something negative you\u2019ve heard about our company\u2026...............39
Question 64 On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer...................................39

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