Example Interview Questions

Below you will find a comprehensive range of interview questions commonly asked at interviews across all industries. These are designed to help you both in terms of your interview skills, for which we have professional coaching, and further, to hone your interview techniques to perform at your best during interview.
Read the interview questions below first and then consider how well equipped you are to answer them in an interview situation to have the best chance of securing your future role:

Interview Questions 1-10

  • Tell me about yourself
  • Take me through your CV/Application Form
  • What made you choose this career?
  • Why are you applying for this post?
  • Why do you want to leave your current post?
  • Why do you want to work for our organisation?
  • What do you know about our organisation?
  • What can you bring to this company?
  • What do you think that our company can bring you?

Interview Questions 11-20

  • How can you help us develop?
  • What makes you motivated in life?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years’ time?
  • What are you most/least proud of?
  • Do you prefer to work on your own or as part of team?
  • What are your main strengths?
  • What is your main weakness?
  • What makes a good team?
  • How would colleagues describe you?
  • How do you handle stress/pressure?

Interview Questions (Management & Leadership) 21-26

  • What is your management experience?
  • How do you manage an underperforming colleague?
  • How do you manage upwards?
  • What makes you a good leader?
  • How would you describe your leadership skills?
  • How do you motivate your colleagues?

Interview Questions (Asking for Examples) 1-10

Give us an example of a situation where… / Tell us about a time when…

  • your communication skills made a difference to a situation
  • you dealt with a difficult client
  • you dealt with a difficult team member
  • you played a key role in a team
  • you showed strong leadership
  • you took initiative
  • you set and achieved a goal
  • you improved the way things were typically done on the job
  • you improved the performance of your work
  • you have maximised or improved the use of resources beyond your own work unit to achieve improved results

Interview Questions (Asking for Examples) 11-20

Give us an example of a situation where… / Tell us about a time when…

  • you had to change your point of view, or your plans, to take into account new information or changing priorities
  • you identified a challenge or opportunity based on your industry knowledge, and developed a strategy to respond to it
  • you created a strategy to achieve a longer-term objective
  • you used your business knowledge to understand a specific business situation
  • you provided a service to a patient/stakeholder beyond their expectations
  • you were successful in getting people to work together effectively
  • you provided negative feedback to someone about their performance
  • you recognised that a member of your team had a performance difficulty
  • your communication skills did not succeed in getting something done


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