Interview Questions

In this lesson we will take a look at some of the questions that you may be asked.  Of course, there is no limit to the range of questions that could be asked during an interview. However, there are some questions which come up time and time again. Here is a list of them.


Why did you study physics / chemistry / literature at school/college?

What training have you had since leaving school / college?

What are your educational qualifications?

Have you been in any courses whilst in your present employment?

What were your favourite subjects at school or college?

Are you willing to undertake training even if this takes place in your spare time?

Do you think that educational qualifications are important?

Work experience

Here are some questions about work experience.

Why did you choose this career?

What are your greatest achievements/failures at work?

What does your present job involve?

What do you enjoy most/least about it?

What did you find easiest/most difficult in your last job?

Why are you seeking a new job?

What kind of work are you looking for?

Give evidence of a time when you demonstrated initiative in your job?

Isn’t this job a step down for you?

Why did you leave your previous job?

Have you ever done this kind of work before?

Why were you out of work for so long?

Why were you made redundant?

Have you any experience of managing staff?