Sample interview questions

In addition to questions about the specific skills and training you require for your business, consider asking some of these questions:

  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • Tell me about a time you went "out on a limb" to get the job done?
  • What makes a job enjoyable for you?
  • Under what conditions do you work best?
  • What is your greatest strength/weakness?
  • Describe a creative solution that you have developed to solve a problem.
  • What do you find most frustrating at work?
  • How well do you communicate with management, customers, and co-workers?
  • Tell me about something you achieved in a group.
  • How do you handle criticism?
  • What value do you think you can add to this business?
  • Tell me what you know about our company.
  • What are your goals over the next five years?
  • Do you have any questions for us?