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25 Awesome Interview Questions

Job interviews can be nerve racking for people on BOTH sides of the table. (Believe me, I’ve been there!) Before an interview, it is always best to prepare some answers and recall situations that you may be able to talk about when you meet with the recruiter or hiring manager. Researching the position, company, industry and possible job interview questions before you meet can really help reduce stress and anxiety. This allows your answers to be better organized, more fluid, and hopefully (* fingers crossed *) get you your next job.

Here are 25 common generic interview questions that would be relevant for almost any job, career level or industry. Try asking yourself this questions and think of possible responses. For more info about job interview questions, check out my free guide to frequently asked job interview questions. Good luck!

  1. Tell me about a time that you had to deal with a difficult coworker or boss?

  2. Tell me about a time that you offered exemplary customer service?

  3. Tell me about a time you had to work within tight deadlines?

  4. Tell me about a time you made a mistake to work and how you managed it?

  5. Tell me about a time that you needed to work in a group? (Remote or in office)

  6. Tell me about a time you needed to learn a new skill to finish a project?

  7. Tell me about a time you had to handle an irate customer?

  8. Tell me about a time you’ve had to motivate your coworkers?

  9. Was there ever a time that you did not meet a deadline?

  10. Have you ever had a disagreement with your manager?

  11. Have you ever needed to make an unpopular decision? How did you handle it?

  12. Give me an example of a goal you achieved and explain your process?

  13. How do you stay current in your field / industry?

  14. What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t meet a project deadline?

  15. What would you do if your best client called and was angry because their order was late / incorrect?

  16. What would you do if your partner for a project was unreliable?

  17. What would you do if your coworker received a promotion that you had also applied for?

  18. What would you do if you found an aspect of this position unsatisfying?

  19. What would you do if your team did not support your idea?

  20. What would you do if one of your employees was not meeting targets / expectations?

  21. What would you do if one of your employees came to you with a complaint / personal matter?

  22. How would you handle overhearing office gossip?

  23. How would you handle criticism from your boss or manager?

  24. How would you ensure that confidential or proprietary information stays secure?

  25. How would you respond if you were asked to work overtime in order to meet a deadline?


Of course there are literally thousands of interview questions you could be asked - it all depends on the position, industry or interviewer. Have you ever been asked an interview question that really surprised you? Let me know in the comments! ! If you find this content helpful, please share with your network and consider subscribing to my newsletter for the latest updates.