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  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. If we asked a friend of yours to describe your character what would they say?
  3. What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?
  4. What are your three greatest strengths/weaknesses?
  5. Do you prefer to work on your own or as part of a team?
  6. How good are you at dealing with people?
  7. Where do you see yourself in three/five years' time?
  8. What are your long-term goals?
  9. I see from your CV that you only arrived in the UK two years ago and that English is not your first language. How would you cope?
  10. How do you measure your success at work?
  11. What things do you find difficult to do?
  12. How do you manage people?
  13. Tell me about one of the most challenging goals you have achieved recently. How did you go about it?
  14. Why are you interested in working here?
  15. Are you the right person for the job?
  16. Give me the three main reasons why we should give you this job.
  17. Would you take this job if we offered it to you?
  18. Do you think you are overqualified for this job?
  19. How will you feel if we don't get this job?
  20. This job looks quite similar to the one you are currently doing – why have you applied for it?
  21. Are you looking for a temporary or permanent job?
  22. How far do you intend to go with this company?
  23. We can only offer you some short-term contract work at the moment, are you still interested?
  24. How do you plan your working week?
  25. Do you feel you made the right career choice?
  26. How do you cope under pressure? This is a very busy department you have applied to join.
  27. What do you like most about this position?
  28. Tell me how your experience to date makes you suitable for the job?
  29. Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses at work that tested your coping skills. What did you do?
  30. You have been with your current employer for eight years. Why did you decide to apply elsewhere now?
  31. How do you plan your work load? How do you manage your work load to make realistic deadline?
  32. Tell me about a time when you struggled to meet your deadline. What actions did you take and what was the result?
  33. Why have you decided to leave your current job?
  34. What do you think of your employer?
  35. What would your current manager say about your work?
  36. Can we contact your present/former employer for a reference?
  37. How long have you been looking for a job?
  38. Describe a typical day in your last job.
  39. What did you dislike about your last job?
  40. Do you work overtime in your present job?
  41. Give me an example of when you have not been able to finish a task. Why was this the case?
  42. Give me an example of how you have had to work under pressure?
  43. Describe a recent work-related problem and the actions you took to solve them. What would you have done differently?
  44. Tell me about a situation in the past year in which you had to deal with a very upset customer/colleague?
  45. What is the most satisfying aspect of your current job.
  46. Is there anything you don't like about your current job?
  47. What computer equipment and software applications are you familiar with?
  48. Can you travel / work weekends?
  49. Do you have any objections to psychological testing?
  50. Tell me about a situation in the past year in which you had to deal with a very upset customer/colleague?
  51. Give me an example of a time when you had to change your work priorities. What impact did this have on your work?
  52. What things have you done in the last two years to improve your work skills?
  53. Tell me about a policy or procedure in your department/company which you thought needed changing. What did you do about it?
  54. What is your current salary?
  55. Do you thing that your degree in … is relevant to the position you have applied for?
  56. Why did you choose to study law/architecture/politics/economics?
  57. Which parts of your course gave you most satisfaction / which you found difficult?
  58. How would you feel about studying part-time while working?
  59. Which subjects did you like best?
  60. Which subjects were you good at/ weren't very good at?
  61. How did you choose which university/course to go to?
  62. Tell me what you know about this company.
  63. Are you familiar with any of our products/services?
  64. Do you have any questions for us?
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