1. Why are you applying for this job (or this type of job)?
  2. Why should we consider hiring you?
  3. What are you personal and professional objectives (short & long term)?
  4. Why are you leaving your current position?
  5. Why are you not working now?
  6. How long have you been unemployed?
  7. What are you looking for in a job?
  8. Why do you think that you are qualified for this position?
  9. What kind of salary are you seeking (what are you worth)?
  10. What is your greatest weakness (strength)?
  11. What do you know about our organization?
  12. What interests you most (least) about our job (organization, field)?
  13. How long would it take for you to make a contribution to our organization?
  14. How long do you expect to stay with our organization?
  15. What position do you want to have in 5 years?
  16. What do you think of your recent supervisor and co-workers?
  17. Please describe a few situations in which your work was criticized.
  18. Don’t you think that you might be better off in a different field (or type of company)?
  19. Are you planning to further your education (training)?
  20. What types of things do you like to do in your spare time?
  21. What type of position are you most interested in?
  22. What positions have you held? How were they obtained? Why did you leave?
  23. When you were in school, what courses did you like most, least?
  24. Why did you choose this particular field of work?
  25. Why did you choose to apply to this organization?
  26. Do you feel that you have received good general training?
  27. What qualifications do you have that make you feel that you will be successful in this field?
  28. What are your ideas on salary?
  29. Do you prefer any specific work location? Why?
  30. How much money do you hope to earn 5 or 10 years from now?
  31. How did you rank in your graduating class in high school?
  32. Why did you choose this particular line of work?
  33. What do you think determines a person’s progress in a good organization?
  34. What personal characteristics are necessary for success in your field?
  35. Tell me about your home life when you were growing up.
  36. Do you prefer working with others or by yourself?
  37. What are you looking for salary-wise?
  38. When can you begin to work?
  39. Do you have any commitments that would prevent you from traveling or relocating?
  40. Tell me about yourself.