Did you know? Favourite Interviewing Questions

Did you know? Favourite Interviewing Questions

A survey was conducted by to find out recruiters’ favourite interviewing questions. We spoke to a number of recruiters in the Greater Toronto Area and we asked a simple question: “What’s your favourite interviewing question?”

Here are some of the most common and most unusual responses:

Most common:
  • "Tell us about your previous experience(s), and how it is relevant to this job?"
  • "If we call your references, what would they say about you?"
  • "Describe why you feel you’re the best for the job. (according to skills/ knowledge)"
  • "Tell me about your accomplishments."
  • "What are your goals?"
  • "Explain what you feel you could bring to this organization."
  • "Tell us what you know about our company and the position you’re applying for."
  • "Tell me about yourself." (How they answer shows what type of personality/drive they have.)
Unusual Questions:
  • "How many gas stations are in Toronto?" (There is no right or wrong answer to this question, the purpose is to see if person can think logically and come to a reasonable answer.)
  • "Are you nervous?"
  • "What’s the worst mistake you ever made at a previous job?"
  • "Sell this pen to me in 5 minutes."
  • "If you were a product, how would you go about improving yourself to be more saleable?"

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