Twelve of the Toughest Interview Questions

Here are classic interview questions from one of my favorite books on interviewing:

The Perfect Interview (2nd edition) by John D. Drake

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your major weaknesses or limitations?
  4. What are your financial requirements?
  5. Why are you leaving your present position?
  6. What are your career goals for the next five years?
  7. What kind of a position are you looking for?
  8. What was your most significant accomplishment in your last position?
  9. Doesn’t this job represent a step down from the level of work you’ve been doing?
  10. How would you describe your management style?
  11. Describe a time you failed.
  12. How would you approach this job?

In an competitive job market where interviews are hard to land, not only do you need good answers to tough questions, you need a complete interview agenda which includes great questions, memorable stories that exemplify your qualifications, and a strong closing. Being well-prepared means you’ll have calm, convincing, successful, even fun interviews! Contact Tracy to set up an interview coaching session today.