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Types of Interview Questions

Interviewers will ask different types of questions to get a comprehensive idea of your who you are. Below are various formats and types of questions, along with examples of questions for each type.

1. Technical Assessments

These interviews include debugging, coding, EXCEL tests to assess your technical skills and expertise needed on the job.

2. Traditional / Standard Questions

These are the most common questions that are asked in interviews. They help assess your background, experience, skills, relevant accomplishments, and personal qualities.

  • Tell me about yourself.

  • What are your biggest weaknesses?

  • What are your biggest strengths?

  • What made you apply for this position?

  • Why are you interested in our company?

  • How can our company benefit from hiring you?

3. Behavioral Questions

These questions are asked to understand how you have handled situations in the past. By knowing your past behavior, interviewers can predict your future behavior. Respond to behavioral questions with actual examples that demonstrate the skills and experiences discussed.

  • Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure.

  • Give an example of how you set goals.

  • What do you do if you disagree with someone at work?

  • Have you handled a difficult situation? How?

  • Tell me about a time you had a conflict at work.

  • What is your proudest accomplishment?

The best way to answer behavioral question is by using the S.T.A.R

format below.

  • Situation: Explain the scenario.

  • Task: Identify the challenge you need to overcome.

  • Action: Detail the steps you took to complete the task.

  • Results: Specify what was accomplished with details.

Case Study Questions

These types of questions are “problem-solving” questions to evaluate how you think and how you will handle situations or scenarios. There is no right or wrong answer to case studies. It is to get a perspective on your ability to think through, strategize, and execute a particular case.

  • Describe a time you had to solve a problem without managerial input. How did you do it and what was the result?

  • Give an example of a time you identified and fixed a problem before it became urgent.

  • If you find yourself under a stressful situation which requires you to act quickly what would you do?

  • Describe the most stressful work situation you came across and how did you handle it?

  • Give us an example of a situation which you would do differently if given another chance.

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