20 Interview Questions To Ask Interviewee



How to determine if the interviewee is a dud or a rock star to be? Hiring the right person for clients or employers with the right technical skills? Process of hiring may not be easy, but it’s certainly routine. There’s no perfect way to predict whether you’re about to hire a dud or the rock star, but there are some questions that you can ask during the interview process that will help you gain some valuable insights.

We believe that a great interview question forces the interviewee to think, pushes them out of their comfort zone and even reveals things you couldn’t find on their resume. Here we’ve gathered 20 interview questions you can use to help sort the duds from the rock stars.


20 Interview Questions :

  1. What appeals to you about this company/role?
  2. Tell me about a time when you were really proud of your work.
  3. Have you ever had an unfair boss or teacher? Can you explain what happened and how you resolved the situation?
  4. Tell me about a time when you received negative feedback. What did you learn?
  5. When you’ve received praise in the past, what have you done with that information?
  6. Who do you most admire in this line of work?
  7. Have you ever had to say “no” to a work request? Why and how did you do it?
  8. What is your response when you don’t know the answer to a question?
  9. How do you approach learning a new skill?
  10. Have you ever had to teach a new skill to someone else? How do you teach?
  11. Give me an example of a time you had to use your judgment instead of a policy book.
  12. How do you handle when you’ve made a mistake?
  13. Tell me about one of your biggest successes.
  14. How well do you adapt to change compared to other people?
  15. What is the last new skill you learned?
  16. Where do you see yourself in three years?
  17. Tell me about a time when you exercised leadership.
  18. How would coworkers describe you?
  19. What do your first 30 days look like in this role?
  20. What are you better at today than you were at this time last year?


Above are just some common examples of the interview questions. We always encourage clients or employers to add on some “creativity” for the interview questions in order to have better a understanding or insights towards the interviewee. Yet, it’s not advisable to raise up questions that involve sensitive issues or being over harsh to interviewee as a harmony & comfortable interview ambiance also one of the sticking point that’d influence an interviewee’s performance.

According to the law of attraction, “You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.” Literally, it means that, good employer will eventually attract good employee !

So, employers, Keep Calm & Happy Hiring ! =)

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