Checklist for job interview (potential interview questions)

Checklist for a job interview from Premier Personnel:

  1. Tell me about your background and work experience?
  2. Why are you considering changing jobs?
  3. What job functions and tasks do you enjoy most and which do you enjoy least in your current work environment?
  4. What are your short-term and long-term career objectives?
  5. What are your strengths?
  6. What are your weaknesses?
  7. What motivates you and drives you in the workplace?
  8. In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
  9. What character traits do you value most in others?
  10. Can you tell me about one of your recent accomplishments at work?
  11. Tell me about some of the more challenging projects you have worked on?
  12. What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?
  13. What kind of reference would your current or previous employer give you?
  14. How would others describe you as a person?
  15. How do you feel about your career progress to date?
  16. Do you have plans for continued study?
  17. What is your current salary? What are your salary expectations?
  18. What do you know about our company and our competitors?
  19. What attracted you to this position?
  20. Do you have a geographic preference? Why? Would you be willing to relocate?
  21. What exposure have you had to financial modeling?
  22. How large is the team that you are currently managing?
  23. Describe your management style?
  24. What is your most challenging management responsibility?
  25. What kind of marketing events have you lead, managed, or designed?
  26. Describe the approach you use for time management. What frustrations have you encountered in managing your time?
  27. Describe a time when you weren’t sure what a customer wanted. How did you handle the situation?
  28. How do you track progress on delegated projects that you are responsible for?
  29. Give me an example of when you have had to sell a tough idea. How did you go about it and what were the results?
  30. Have you presented technical information to an audience without a technical background? Give examples. Were you effective? How did you know?”
  31. Tell me about a time when you set-up a new process or revamped an old one. What prompted the re-design? How did you approach it?
  32. Describe an innovation you introduced into your current organization. How did you implement it?
  33. How would you handle an uncooperative team member?