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  • Here are 20 general job interview questions. Practice answering these questions -- and get sample excellent responses for each one -- by going to our Experienced Job-Seeker Mixed Interview Practice Questions.

    1. What specific goals, including those related to your occupation, have you established for your life?

    2. What do you think it takes to be successful in this career?

    3. What has been your most rewarding accomplishment?

    4. Are you more energized by working with data or by collaborating with other individuals?

    5. Are you a goal-oriented person?

    6. Given the investment our company will make in hiring and training you, can you give us a reason to hire you?

    7. What do you see yourself doing in ten years?

    8. Would you say that you can easily deal with high-pressure situations?

    9. Before you can make a productive contribution to the company, what degree of training do you feel you will require?

    10. Why did you decide to seek a position in this company?

    11. What kind of supervisor do you work best for? Provide examples.

    12. How do you determine priorities in scheduling your time? Give examples.

    13. What has been your experience in giving presentations? What has been your most successful experience in speech making?

    14. Tell of the most difficult customer service experience that you have ever had to handle -- perhaps an angry or irate customer. Be specific and tell what you did and what was the outcome.

    15. Describe a situation where you found yourself dealing with someone who didn't like you. How did you handle it?

    16. What suggestions do you have for our organization?

    17. What is the most significant contribution you made to the company during a past job?

    18. Describe the system you use for keeping track of multiple projects. How do you track your progress so that you can meet deadlines? How do you stay focused?

    19. Tell me about a time when you came up with an innovative solution to a challenge your company/class/organization was facing. What was the challenge? What role did others play?

    20. Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What things did you fail to do? What were the repercussions? What did you learn?

    Go back to the Job Interview Questions Database.