Difficult Interviewing Questions That Can Stump You

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What do you know about our organization?
3. What can you do for us that someone else can’t?
4. Why should we hire you?
5. What do you look for in a job?
6. How long would you stay with us?
7. How long would it take for you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?
8. Did you ever fire anyone? If so, what were the reasons and how did you handle it?
9. What do you see as the most difficult task in being a supervisor?
10. Why are you leaving your present job?
11. How do you feel about leaving all your benefits?
12. Describe what you feel to be an ideal working environment.
13. Have you helped increase sales? Profits? How?

14. Have you helped reduce costs? How?
15. Did you supervise people on your last job? What do your co-workers think of you?
16. Had you thought of leaving your present position before? If yes, what kept you there?
17. What do you think of your boss?
18. If I spoke with your previous boss, what would he/she say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
19. If you had your choice of jobs and companies, where would you go?
20. What do you feel this position should pay?
21. How much do you expect, if we offer this position to you?
22. What other types of jobs or companies are you considering?
23. What are your strong and weak points?
24. What are your short and long term objectives?