Tell me about yourself.
What are your most significant accomplishments?
What adjectives best describe you?
What attracted you to this line of work?
What skills would you like to acquire to move ahead?
What did you do in your most recent (or current) job?
What did you like most about the work you were doing?
Why did you leave? (Or why do you want to leave?)
Please describe your relationship with your coworkers, manager, clients or customers.
What did you achieve there through your efforts?
Where do you see yourself in five to ten years?
The rest of the questions can flow from the job description, such as:
We use this hardware/software. How would you rate your skills on them?
As an Officer/Manager how many people have you handled in the past?
Do you prefer working as a team member or as an individual?
What management style do you prefer from your Officer/Manager?
What is your own management style?
Look at the other aspects of the job description whether it is making cold calls, or multitasking under pressure and get specific with questions about the prospect’s competency in those tasks. Remember, all this work is done before the prospect even enters our place of business.
“What are your strengths and weaknesses?”
“Where could your job performance most improve?”
“What did you like least about your boss?”
“When in the past was your work been criticized?”
“How did you handle it?”
While asking questions like this, pay close attention to eye contact and body language. Examine our own gut reaction to this person. Do we like the way he/she handled this questions?