Types of questions
When going to an interview, you are going to face different kinds of questions, each and every type of them are for getting different kinds of information. In this page you are going to find the best types of questions that might be asked during your job interview.There is a variety of questions and depending of the position that you are trying to get, the questions may vary.
The most common types of questions are here, check them and be prepared if you are trying to get the job that you are applying for.
This type of question is popular and can be only answer with a list of choices, because it limits the responses of the person that is interviewed, the close-ended question reduce the scope of the response of the person that is interview.
- Could you please (instruction)?
- Have you checked on (information)...?
- Is that correct?
- Do you have any questions regarding (subject matter/topic)?
- Is this your first time to experience an interview?
- Do you need more clarification on (subject matter/topic)?
- Shall we continue...?
- Does this clarify your confusion about...?
Behavioral interview questions are used now more than before, they are questions that a jobseeker should response in order to give information to the interviewer, so this person can realize if the candidate skills are the ones for the job. It is important to be prepared because more than the 30% of the business are hiring people because of the behavioral interview.
- Tell us about a time that you had to adapt to a difficult situation.
- Give two examples of things you've done in previous jobs that demonstrate your willingness to work hard.
- Can you give me an example of when you showed initiative and took charge?
- How many hours a day do you put into your work?
- When you disagree with your manager, what do you do?
- When you have a lot of work to do, how do you get it all done?
- Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?
- Describe the most significant written document, report or presentation which you had to complete.
- How do you handle problems with customers?
- How do you involve your manager and/or others when you make a decision?
- How do you make the decision to delegate work?
- How do you keep track of what your subordinates are doing?
Hypothetical questions are the ones that place the jobseeker in a invented situation, most of persons who take an interview with hypothetical questions do not pass, so it is important to be prepared. Hypothetical questions will ask you generally how would you handle a determined situation or how would you solve a determine problem. Here is where you can show your skills. Talk about how you would gather information and your world you determine the problem, it is important to speak clearly so your ideas can be understood and you can be clear headed.
- If you had a conflict with a colleague, what would you do to resolve it?
- If you had a problem and did not know the answer, how would you find the solution?
- If you could design the perfect job, what would it be?
- Imagine you have a deadline and you are running out of time. What would you do?
Leading questions arealso used in an interview for a job. When in an interview with this type of questions, the agent that will interview is going to try to lead the answers of the candidate so it is important that you pay special attention in these questions.
- A good manager is a strong leader. What could you bring to this team?
- This role requires strong communication skills. Are you are a good communicator?
The open-ended question are the opposite for close-ended questions, this are the best questions in an interview, since the person who is interviewed can answer the questions giving a complete meaningful response, so the candidate can be known better and also can explain better his answers.
- What did you do in your last job?
- Why do you want this job?
- Tell me about your education.
- What are your career goals?
- Why did you study... ?
- How would your last boos describe you?