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  1. In what kind of job do you think you perform the best? Why?
  2. When do you perform the least well? Why?
  3. Have you had to work long hours, including evenings and weekends? How did you feel about it?
  4. Give me an example from your current job, or another one, where you had to overcome obstacles or difficulties in meeting your objectives. How did you do it?
  5. In the jobs you’ve held in the past, what did you do when you found that you weren’t progressing toward meeting your goals?
  6. What were the worst problems you faced in your previous jobs?  How did you handle them at the time? Would you handle them differently today? How?
  7. Tell me about a job in which you’ve had to organise people or activities?
  8. What’s been your greatest work and non-work achievement?
  9. What have been your greatest disappointments? How have you dealt with them?
  10. What goals are you currently working on and what is your plan for achieving them?
  11. What did you hope to learn from your current job and what did you actually learn?
  12. Can you provide an example of a job you held in the past where you had to learn and use new skills. How did you go about it?
  13. Tell me about your most positive and negative experience with a manager or supervisor
  14. Tell me what you liked best about your relationship with your co-workers and what you like least
  15. Of the jobs you’ve had, describe your favourite and tell me why you enjoyed this position
  16. Give me an example of a job you’ve had where you had to work independently, managing your own time and activities?
  17. What work accomplishments makes you the most proud and why?

Published on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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