Questions that could be asked during an interview

No interviews are completely predictable and there is no limit to the range of questions that could be asked. However, there are some questions that are asked again and again. Here is a list of them.


Why did you study economics at school/college?

What are your educational qualifications?

Do you think that degrees are important?

What were your favorite subjects at school or college?

Have you had any training since leaving school?

What training have you had since leaving college?

Are you ready to undertake training if it takes place in your spare time?

Work experience

Tell me something about your present job?

What does your present job involve?

What do you enjoy the most about it?

What do you enjoy the least about it?

What are your greatest achievements at work?

What are your greatest failures at work?

What kind of work are you looking for?

Why did you choose this job?

Why did you quit your previous job?

Why are you seeking a new job?

Have you ever done this kind of work before?

Why were you made redundant?

Why were you out of work for so long?

Isn’t this job a step down for you?

Have you ever demonstrated initiative in your job?

Have you got any experience of managing staff?