50 Free Interview Questions

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With over 100 years of combined HR experience, we know that finding the best candidates is not only about their skills, but also about their mindset and motivations. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 interview questions that will help you to identify the best fit for your company’s culture and goals. From behavioral to situational questions, our list covers all aspects of the hiring process.

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50 Interview Questions for Building High-Performance Teams

  • How would your co-workers describe you?
  • When was the last time you received feedback? 
  • When was the last time you gave feedback to a co-worker?
  • If someone does not agree with your recommendation what would you do?
  • Describe a recent challenge you faced in your work and how did you overcome it?
  • What are you looking for in your next role?
  • What motivates you to start your day each morning?
  • What work do you do that doesn’t seem like work?
  • Tell me about a recent project that you completed from start to finish?
  • What are your preferred methods of collaboration? 
  • What are your favorite aspects of your current role?
  • What type of work do you find draining?
  • What is your motivation for a change?
  • How do you keep yourself on track with deadlines?
  • What technology do you utilize to increase your productivity?
  • Where do you see innovation happening in our industry in the next 5 years?
  • Tell us about an ethical dilmena you faced in your previous work and what did you do?
  • How do you priortize work when working on multiple projects?
  • What signals a strong work culture to you?
  • What type of environments do you thrive in?
  • What aspects of your personality have led you to thrive?
  • What are you most proud of in your previous work? 
  • How have you built trust between yourself and your team?
  • What does success look like for you in your career?
  • What are some recent companies that have inspired you?
  • What do you foresee as being a challenge for this role?
  • When starting a group project, what role do you typically play?
  • How do you stay up to date on industry trends? 
  • Tell me about a time you’ve adapted to a new work environment?
  • Tell me about a time you’ve had to take a risk at work?
  • How do you prioritize your own professional development?
  • An example of when you’ve gone above and beyond for a client/project?
  • What is your approach to time management?
  • How do you ensure clear communication?
  • What do you consider your biggest professional accomplishment?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest personal accomplishment?
  • Walk us through a complex project with multiple stakeholders?
  • How do you wind down after tough day at work?
  • When you need creativity or inspiration what do you do? How do you find it?
  • What are the last 3 things that brought you deep joy?
  • What non-career/personal experience has shaped you into the person you are today?
  • What can I learn about you outside of your resume?
  • How do you spend your time outside of work?
  • What would be your dream destination?
  • What are your favorite podcasts/ media/ books?
  • Do you have a mentor? If so what lessons have you learned from them?
  • How do you balance competing priorities?
  • What is a book that changed your outlook on life?
  • What type of work culture are you looking to avoid?
  • If you could work in one fictional office from a TV show which one would it be?
  • What skill professionally are you looking to strengthen? 

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