Interviewer Questions - Company

Questions that the company may ask in an Interview:

  • What has been your experience in giving presentations? What has been your most successful experience in speech making?
  • How would you describe yourself in terms of your ability to work as a member of a team?
  • Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor or instructor? How did you resolve the conflict?
  • Tell me about a difficult situation when it was desirable for you to keep a positive attitude. What did you do?
  • Give me a specific occasion in which you conformed to a policy with which you did not agree.
  • Recall a time when you were assigned what you considered to be a complex project. Specifically, what steps did you take to prepare for and finish the project? Were you happy with the outcome? What one step would you have done differently if given the chance?
  • Describe some times when you were not very satisfied or pleased with your performance. What did you do about it?
  • Why did you decide to seek a position in this company?
  • What plans do you have for continued study? An advanced degree?
  • If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?

Interviewee Questions - Canidate

Questions that you should considering asking your future employer:

  • What can I tell you about my qualifications?
  • If I meet or exceed the company's expectations, will there be additional opportunities to expand my responsibilities?
  • How do you envision this position supporting you?
  • How do you rate your competition? The position's history Asking about why the position is vacant can provide insight into the company and the potential for advancement. According to Annie Stevens and Greg Gostanian, managing partners at executive and career development firm ClearRock, good questions include:
  • I read in your literature that your training program is comprised of three six-month rotations. Does the employee have any input into where he will go at the end of each rotation? How do you evaluate the employee's performance during the training period?
  • What is the deadline for this project? How will success be measured?
  • What have been the department's successes in the last couple of years?
  • What don't you like about working here and what would you change?
  • What are the career paths in this department?
  • What is the overall structure of the company and how does your department fit the structure?