Alliance Career Group, Inc. – Interview Questions

Google “Interview Questions” and you will find thousands of different questions that you may encounter in an interview, be it on the phone or in person. Alliance has compiled a list of their most used and favorite questions. We believe that these questions are the most asked and you as a job seeker should know the answers to before you go into any interview. (Well at least most of them)


Basic Interview Questions

  • What are you looking for in a new company/position?
  • What do you like most about what you do?
  • What would you say is your crowning achievement in your career?
  • Every professional, no matter the profession has a weakness…what is yours?
  • (IF RELEVANT) How difficult of a relocation would it be for you? Is your family onboard? Do you own or rent?
  • What is your availability to interview and start the position?
  • What is your current salary?
  • What are you looking for in terms of salary?
  • How did you hear about us? Why are you interested in working here?
  • Do you have any criminal history?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • What are your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Detail any special skills that you within your career field.
  • Why you? Why should I hire you? What stands out about you and what do you bring to the table that other candidates for this position may not bring?

More About You

  • Give me a 2 minute overview of your career & experience.
  • What are your long term career goals/plans?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What area of your professional experience would say needs the most improvement?
  • What is your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?
  • Describe a process or idea that you implemented within your career.
  • What is your personal mission statement?
  • What are you passionate about? What drives you?
  • List five (5) words that describe your character.
  • If you could ask me / (potential new employer) only ONE question, what would it be?

Behavioral Questions

  • When work becomes stressful or overwhelming, how do you handle it?
  • Tell me a time when you had a difficult time with a direct supervisor and what the result was.
  • Tell me about a time when you had numerous tasks at once. How did you prioritize?
  • Tell me about a time when you had challenging goals at work. What did you do to make sure you accomplished the goals?
  • Tell me about a time you worked on a team and had to depend on someone else to get your work completed.
  • Describe in your opinion the difference between a boss and a leader.
  • Describe a time when you disagreed with your boss and how you handled it.
  • There is no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and why?
  • Tell me 5 ways to use a pen other than writing with it.
  • If you could choose to have one superhero power, what would it be and why?

Management Questions

  • If I were to ask one or more of the people that worked under you (or still do) why they like working for you, what would they tell me?
  • What, in your opinion, is the difference between a boss and a leader?
  • In your experience, what does it take to build a good team?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to handle a situation with a difficult employee. How did you handle the situation and what was the result.
  • Do you consider yourself a desk manager or a floor manager?
  • Can you give me an example when you had to think out of the box?
  • How do you motivate your employees?
  • Detail for me how you go about organizing your day.
  • An employee 100% disagrees with you about a decision. How do you handle that?
  • Describe how you create a positive working environment.


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