50 toughest Questions you could be faced with in a interview!

50 Toughest Questions you will be faced with for an interview / Prepare your answers to come across confident and concise, remember to be enthusiastic for the role in your answers and ask for the job when the interview has been completed.

• Tell me about yourself?
• Why do you want to work here?
• What are your strengths?
• What are your weaknesses?
• What do you know about us?
• Why should I hire you?
• Why did you (or why do you want to) leave your current employer?
• If you could turn back time and live your life over, what would you do differently?
• Describe the ideal work environment for you?
• Tell me about the worst boss you ever had?
• If you could change one thing about your last (current) job, what would it be?
• How do you think your coworkers would describe you, both good and bad?
• How do you think your bosses would describe you, both good and bad?
• In prior performance reviews, what were your opportunities for improvement?
• What are your greatest accomplishments so far?
• Describe yourself in three words?
• Are you interested in managing or leading others? Why or why not?
• How do you define success?
• Besides money, what do you value or need most if you are to have job satisfaction?
• Have you ever been fired (laid off, outplaced, etc.)? Explain the circumstances?
• If you gave your last boss a performance review, what would he or she need to change?
• Do you prefer to work alone or with others? Why?
• Describe a difficult situation or task that you had to deal with, and how you did so?
• How do you feel about travel or relocation?
• Is there anything that would physically or mentally prevent you from performing this job?
• What other organizations are you pursuing, or are pursuing you?
• Do you consider yourself to be creative? If so, give some examples.
• How would you describe your personality?
• How much are you expecting to earn in this job?
• How do you feel about incentives, which are heavily tied to performance?
• How do you feel about psychological tests?
• How do you feel about drug tests?
• What are your goals for five years and ten years out?
• Do you prefer a job with clearly defined tasks, or one that is more self-directed?
• Do you prefer to work for a man or a woman? Why?
• How do you feel about working in a diverse workplace (with minorities, for example)?
• If you could change three things about yourself, what would they be?
• Do you consider yourself to be a traditionalist? Why or why not?
• What motivates you?
• Do you think that people are basically lazy and need to be pushed to perform?
• Have you ever had to fire someone? Explain why and how you did it?
• If you could be in your own business, what business would it be?
• Do you consider yourself to be more of a people person or a taskmaster?
• What qualities do you think are necessary to be a leader?
• How long do you anticipate being in this job, or with our organization?
• Do you believe that success depends more on what you know than on whom you know?
• How do you perform under stress?
• Do you keep current in your field? How?
• Do you have any role models? If so, who are they, and why are they role models?
• What more would you like to know about the job, or about this organization?

About us:

Saigan Technologies, founded in 1998, provides Information Technology (IT) Professional Services (Project Services, Team Services, and Staff Augmentation) and solutions to Government agencies (Federal, State and Local) and Commercial clients locally and nationwide. We offer permanent and contract openings in the Technology industry with benefits or C2C. We are looking for consultants that have strong communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management.

Contact Information:

Ryan Mac Donald – Sr. Technical Consultant

Saigan Technologies




  • joylaxpower  On October 16, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I love this blog. I really find these questions very important and I wish every employee or job-seeker had answers to them!


  • canadianity  On January 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm


    I’ve endured many interviews in a few different industries and I must say the toughest question is “Tell me a bit about yourself.” It always creeps up and I feel ill prepared each and every time.

    Very accurate list.
    Thank you


  • Kit Patterson  On February 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I have a telephone interview this week so I am taking advantage of the long weekend to get ready.
    Thanks for the great list of items to prep before the interview.


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